CHICAGO (AP) Tomas Tatar scored in regulation and in the shootout, leading Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
Gustav Nyquist also scored in the tiebreaker for Detroit, which won for just the third time in 11 shootouts this season. Darren Helm had a goal and an assist, and Howard made 32 saves through overtime.
Jonathan Toews gave Chicago the lead with a goal in the first round of the shootout, but Patrick Kane’s backhander went off the crossbar, and Patrick Sharp was stopped by Howard on the final attempt.
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Brandon Saad and Kris Versteeg scored in regulation for Chicago, and Corey Crawford had 26 saves. The Blackhawks dropped to 2-0-3 on their season-high, eight-game homestand.
SENATORS 4, CANADIENS 2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Andrew Hammond made 42 saves in his first NHL start and led Ottawa over Montreal.
Milan Michalek, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Mark Stone and Kyle Turris, scored for the Senators (23-23-10). Defenseman Erik Karlsson had two assists for the fourth straight game.
Hammond stopped the first 26 shots he faced.
Dustin Tokarski made 35 saves, and Max Pacioretty and Nathan Beaulieu had goals for the Canadiens (37-16-4).
Hammond was called into action Monday to replace starter Robin Lehner, who was hurt in the second period against Carolina. Lehner was unable to play Wednesday. With Craig Anderson already out with a hand injury, Hammond got the start.
The Senators opened the third period with a 2-1 lead before Stone gave them some insurance with a power-play goal at 9:27.
WILD 3, FLAMES 2, OT
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Mikko Koivu scored 1:50 into overtime to give Minnesota a victory over Calgary.
Alone in the slot, Koivu took a pass from Charlie Coyle and moved in on Jonas Hiller. Koivu put a shot over the goalie’s shoulder for his ninth goal this season. Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves to improve to 11-2-1 since being acquired from Arizona.
The Wild improved to 5-7 in overtime. The Flames fell to 11-4.
Justin Fontaine and Matt Dumba scored in regulation for Minnesota (29-21-7). The Wild have been one of the NHL’s hottest teams, going 11-2-2 in their last 15. They have climbed within one point of the San Jose Sharks, who hold the second wild card spot in the Western Conference.
Jiri Hudler and Lance Bouma scored for Calgary (32-22-4), which is 6-2-1 in its last nine. The Flames moved into sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of Vancouver.
LIGHTNING 4, DUCKS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Steven Stamkos capped Tampa Bay’s four-goal second period with his 31st of the season, and the Lightning stormed past Anaheim.
Anton Stralman, Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov also scored, and Ben Bishop made 24 saves for the Lightning, who overtook Anaheim and the New York Islanders by a point in the overall standings and tied Montreal and St. Louis for second behind Nashville.
Patrick Maroon scored for the Ducks, who allowed at least four goals for the fourth time in five games. John Gibson stopped 28 shots in place of Frederik Andersen, who missed his fourth straight game due to an upper body injury.
KINGS 4, AVALANCHE 1
DENVER (AP) – Jeff Carter scored twice and Jonathan Quick stopped 42 shots, helping Los Angeles extend its winning streak to six games with a victory over Colorado.
Tyler Toffoli and Dustin Brown also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who are back in playoff contention after scuffling a few weeks ago.
Gabriel Landeskog had the lone goal for the Avalanche, which went 2-2 during a four-game homestand and lost more ground in the standings.
Trailing by two goals, Colorado pulled Semyon Varlamov for an extra skater with just under three minutes remaining. But Alex Tanguay drew a penalty with 1:39 remaining to negate the advantage. Varlamov stayed on the bench, leading to Carter’s empty-net goal with 52.3 seconds left.
Varlamov made 22 saves in his 14th straight start. He is 6-6-2 during that stretch.
Los Angeles has outscored teams 23-12 during its six-game winning streak.
OILERS 4, BRUINS 3, SO
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Oilers defenseman Martin Marincin scored the lone shootout goal in the 12th round, and Edmonton snapped a two game skid with a victory over struggling Boston.
The teams had gone 0 for 23 in the tiebreaker before Marincin broke the deadlock. He has no goals and one assist in 17 games this season with Edmonton.
Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Teddy Purcell scored in regulation for the Oilers (17-32-10), who broke a 13-game losing streak against Boston, dating to 2001.
Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and David Pastrnak had goals for the Bruins (28-20-9), who have lost five in a row.