DETROIT – It was a game of turnovers. The Detroit Red Wings made them, and the Anaheim Ducks took advantage.
Andrew Cogliano and Bobby Ryan scored less than a minute apart early in the third period, and Cogliano added an empty-net goal in Anaheim’s 5-2 victory Friday night.
Viktor Fasth made 26 saves to become the first goalie in seven years to win his first seven career starts. The 30-year-old Fasth is considered a first-year player and not a rookie by the NHL because he is older than 25.
He’s been our most valuable player, Ryan said. He has come in and given us a chance to win every game. He’s a true professional.
Cogliano snapped a 2-all tie just 1:02 into the third and Ryan connected 48 seconds later. Both goals were the result of neutral-zone turnovers by Red Wings defensemen.
Niklas Kronwall turned it over on Cogliano’s goal, and Ian White committed the gaffe on Ryan’s tally – his second turnover of the game that led to a goal.
When they do make mistakes, you have to make sure you capitalize, said Cogliano, who capped the outburst with his fourth of the season at 18:11.
Joakim Andersson got his first career goal and added an assist, and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit.
BLACKHAWKS 4, SHARKS 1: In Chicago, Marcus Kruger and Andrew Shaw scored second-period goals as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games.
Dave Bolland and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Blackhawks, the league’s only team without a regulation loss.
Chicago’s first home win since Jan. 27 against Detroit had a little bit of everything, including a rare fight between captains Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks and Joe Thornton of the Sharks.
PENGUINS 3, JETS 1: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Craig Adams scored his first two goals of the season to lift Pittsburgh.
James Neal scored his 11th goal of the season, while Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 25 shots.
SABRES 4, BRUINS 2: In Buffalo, N.Y., Christian Ehrhoff scored the game-winner with 10:58 remaining as Buffalo rallied for three goals in the third period.
Ehrhoff fired a wrister from the slot over goalie Anton Khudobin, who anticipated a low shot and went down early. Cody Hodgson added an insurance goal less than 3 minutes later when he tipped in a pass from Tyler Myers.
DEVILS 5, FLYERS 3: In Newark, N.J., David Clarkson scored on a deflection at 10:43 of the third period as New Jersey rallied from a two-goal deficit.
Travis Zajac, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Patrik Elias scored the Devils’ other goals. Martin Brodeur made 25 saves and had an assist.