ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rickard Rakell broke a tie with his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston’s four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night.
Rakell also scored in the second period for the Ducks and has 24 goals in his outstanding season. Ondrej Kase, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, and Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves in his first victory since Jan. 23.
Frank Vatrano scored the tying goal in the third period for the Bruins, who hadn’t lost since Cassidy replaced Claude Julien on Feb. 7. Defensemen Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara scored early goals, and Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots.
Anaheim beat Boston for the seventh straight time.
OILERS 4, FLORIDA 3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Kris Russell’s goal with 7:58 left was his first in more than a year and lifted Edmonton over Florida to snap the Panthers’ five-game winning streak.
Russell’s goal was his first since Feb. 11, 2016, when he played for Calgary. He went goalless in his first 48 games with the Oilers.
Fellow defenseman Oscar Klefbom also scored for Edmonton, as did forwards Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Connor McDavid, who came into the night leading the NHL scoring race, had an assist on Russell’s goal.
Aleksander Barkov, Colton Sceviour and Jonathan Marchessault scored for Florida. Keith Yandle had two assists for the Panthers, giving him 400 points for his career.
Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots for the Oilers, who have won their last eight games at Florida – last losing on the Panthers’ ice in 2002. James Reimer made 31 saves for the Panthers, who just completed a 5-0-0 road trip.
CAPITALS 4, FLYERS 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and Washington beat Philadelphia.
Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Brayden Schenn had the lone goal for the struggling Flyers, who are 2-5 in their last seven games. Michal Neuvirth stopped 25 shots for Philadelphia.