CHICAGO – Viktor Fasth made two stops in the shootout to remain perfect in six starts and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
After Jonathan Toews converted the first shootout attempt for Chicago, Fasth stopped Patrick Kane’s backhander and denied Brandon Saad on the right side of the goal to become the first goalie to win his first six NHL starts since Dan Ellis with Dallas and Nashville from Feb. 18, 2004 to Nov. 29, 2007.
Nick Bonino and Corey Perry scored in the tiebreaker for Anaheim, which improved to 3-1 on its season-high, six-game road trip.
RANGERS 4, BRUINS 3, SO: In Boston, Ryan Callahan scored as the final participant in the shootout and the New York Rangers won after blowing a three-goal, third-period lead.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots, plus three of the four attempts in the shootout. Carl Hagelin scored for the second straight game, and Derek Stepan and Anton Stralman each added an unassisted goal for the Rangers.
Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins, who have three losses this season and two of them are to the Rangers after regulation.
David Krejci made it 3-1 with 11 minutes left, then Nathan Horton and Brad Marchand scored in the final 91 seconds to send the game into overtime.
New York won for the fourth time in its last five games.
The Rangers broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period when Rick Nash stick-handled through two defensemen and slid the puck over to Hagelin, who had an empty half of a net to shoot at. Stepan stole the puck at center ice and snapped a shot past Rask to make it 2-0 in the second.
The Rangers started the third period with a two-goal lead and a two-man advantage.
Boston killed off the penalties, but a minute later Stralman floated a seemingly harmless shot toward Rask that got through the goalie’s pads and trickled into the net.
HURRICANES 4, DEVILS 2: In Newark, N.J., Jiri Tlusty scored the two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as Carolina beat New Jersey, snapping the Devils’ five-game winning streak. Jussi Jokinen and Patrick Dwyer also scored for Carolina, which went 4-1-1 to conclude a six-game road trip. Ilya Kovalchuk and Ryan Carter scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Devils, who lost in regulation for the first time at home this season (5-1-1).
SENATORS 2, SABRES 0: In Ottawa, Craig Anderson made 42 saves and Erik Karlsson and Erik Condra scored goals less than two minutes apart in the second period. Anderson picked up his second shutout of the season.
PREDATORS 1, SHARKS 0, OT: In Nashville, Tenn., Colin Wilson scored at 2:08 of overtime as the Predators beat San Jose. Pekka Rinne made 25 saves for his second shutout this season in a game in which Nashville set a franchise mark for offensive futility before Wilson scored to end the drought at just over 176 minutes in a three-game span.
CAPITALS 6, PANTHERS 5, OT: In Sunrise, Fla., Troy Brouwer scored 32 seconds into overtime for Washington, which rallied from a late two-goal deficit to beat Florida. Washington trailed 5-3 before Eric Fehr scored on a redirect at 14:53 of the third period. Alex Ovechkin then scored a power-play goal with 2:49 left to tie it.
FLYERS 3, JETS 2: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brayden Schenn, Kimmo Timonen and Tye McGinn scored to lead Philadelphia.
CANADIENS 4, LIGHTNING 3, SO: In Tampa, Fla., Carey Price stopped all three shots in the shootout and David Desharnais had the lone goal in the tiebreaker to lead Montreal past Tampa Bay.