Returning Hossa shines for Hawks

Marian Hossa starred for Chicago on his return from injury as the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Sunday.

Hossa, who had not played in the Hawks' last five games because of an upper-body injury, had a goal and two assists, while Nick Leddy, Ben Smith and Jonathan Toews were also on target.

Gustav Nyquist tallied for the Red Wings.

Antti Niemi earned a shut-out on 41 saves and the San Jose Sharks edged out the New York Rangers for their sixth straight win.

Logan Couture's first-period score was the only goal of the game, although the Rangers felt hard done by in the third when video replays failed to prove conclusively that Carl Hagelin's effort had crossed the line.

Troy Brouwer scored twice as the Washington Capitals overcame the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2.

Washington's victory was built on three first-period goals, scored by Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward.

Nicklas Jensen scored the only shoot-out goal as the Vancouver beat the Florida Panthers - and former Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo - 4-3.

Wayne Simmonds scored twice to help the Philadelphia Flyers seal a weekend sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-3 win.

The Edmonton Oilers edged out the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1, the Colorado Avalanche were 3-1 winners over the Ottawa Senators and there were also victories for the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets.