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Red Wings forward Brad Richards, who started the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field by becoming the first player to appear in five outdoor NHL regular-season contests, lifted Detroit past Colorado by tallying the game-winning goal with one minute remaining in regulation time.

In doing so, Richards also became the first player to tally multiple outdoor game-winners. He notched the decider in the New York Rangers’ 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

The Red Wings became the first team since the Richards-led Rangers in 2012 to win an NHL outdoor game when trailing after two periods.

Richards tallied the 10th go-ahead goal at the 19:00 mark or later of regulation in the 2015-16 season and the second such goal in the past five NHL regular-season outdoor games. Washington’s Troy Brouwer scored at 19:47 of the third period to give the Capitals a 3-2 win over Chicago in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park.


  • Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (742-1,105—1,847) registered an assist against Columbus to move within three points of tying Gordie Howe (801-1,049—1,850) for third place on the all-time list.
  • Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen (0-1—1) registered his 500th career point (168-332—500).
  • Flyers captain Claude Giroux scored against Arizona to record his 500th career point (161-339—500), becoming the fourth member of the 2006 NHL Draft class to reach the milestone after Nicklas Backstrom (162-466—628), Phil Kessel (266-293—559) and Jonathan Toews (244-305—549). Giroux leads the Flyers with 17-33—50 this season (58 GP).
  • Flyers defenseman Mark Streit (0-3—3) registered three assists in the first period, becoming the first Swiss-born player in NHL history to reach the 400-point milestone (89-311—400).
  • Coyotes captain Shane Doan (0-1—1) skated in his 1,447th career game, passing Tim Horton (1,446 GP) for sole possession of 24th place on the NHL’s all-time list.
  • Rangers defenseman Marc Staal skated in the 600th game of his NHL career (all w/ NYR), becoming the 10th blueliner in franchise history to reach the milestone.

As the hours count down to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday at 3 p.m., Eastern Time, clubs made several transactions Saturday, including the following:

  • The Panthers acquired forward Jiri Hudler from the Flames, forward Teddy Purcell from the Oilers and defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Red Wings in separate trades. The Flames received a 2nd-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and 4th-round pick in 2018. The Oilers received a 3rd-round pick in 2016 and the Red Wings obtained a 6th-round pick in 2017.
  • The Sharks acquired goaltender James Reimer and forward Jeremy Morin from the Maple Leafs for goaltender Alex Stalock, forward Ben Smith and a conditional pick in 2018.
  • The Penguins acquired defenseman Justin Schultz from the Oilers for a 3rd-round pick in 2016.
  •  The Blues acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson from the Oilers for goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a 5th-round pick in 2016.

Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 4, Winnipeg 1
COLUMBUS 4, Florida 3 (SO)
NASHVILLE 5, St. Louis 0
NY Rangers 3, DALLAS 2
MONTREAL 4, Toronto 1
Detroit Red Wings 5, COLORADO 3
Ottawa 6, CALGARY 4
LOS ANGELES 2, Buffalo 0

All Times Eastern
Washington @ Chicago, 12:30 p.m.
St. Louis @ Carolina, 3:00 p.m.
Florida @ Minnesota, 3:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay @ Boston, 6:30 p.m.
San Jose @ Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles @ Anaheim, 9:00 p.m.
NY Islanders @ Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

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