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Schneider registers OT winner

PHILADELPHIA — Mathieu Schneider scored on a power play at 3:21 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.

Exactly a minute after Scottie Upshall was sent off for goalie interference, Schneider — recently acquired from Atlanta to quarterback the power play — scored his seventh goal of the season on a wrist shot from the right circle. It was Montreal’s first goal since it scored three goals in a 2:04 span in the first period.

The Flyers outshot the Canadiens 37-31 in regulation, but wasted all eight power-play attempts. Philadelphia, which had converted an NHL-high 32 percent of its home power-play opportunities, failed to convert on both of its 5-on-3 advantages.

Montreal made the most of the game’s final power play when Schneider spoiled what had been a strong performance by goalie Antero Niittymaki.

Niittymaki, locked in a battle for Martin Biron for the starting goalie job, stopped 32 shots. Jaroslav Halak settled down in the net for Montreal after allowing two quick goals to open the game, finishing with 35 saves.

Red Wings 2, Kings 1

DETROIT — Chris Osgood made 30 saves in his return to Detroit’s lineup after a four-game break, leading the Stanley Cup champion Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

Derek Meech and Tomas Kopecky scored for Detroit.

Alexander Frolov scored for Los Angeles, and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves.

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