Ducks outlast Wild 3-2 in 11th round of shootout
Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad and Ryan Hartman each added a goal and an assist in a 44-shot attack that took advantage of Washington breakdowns and powered Chicago to its first win since Jan. 30 at Nashville. Nick Schmaltz, Artem Anisimov and rookie Alex DeBrincat also scored to help the Blackhawks snap a seven-game slide at home before season-high crowd of 22,066 at the United Center.
Tom Wilson scored for the Capitals, whose first-place lead in the Metropolitan Division over Pittsburgh slipped to one point.
Chicago's Anton Forsberg stopped 19 shots. Washington's Braden Holtby allowed six goals on 33 shots through two periods. Philipp Grubauer took over in goal to start the third and gave up a goal on 11 shots.
Washington's Barry Trotz coached his 1,500th NHL game. He joined four others in reaching that mark, including Chicago's Joel Queneville.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Nick Ritchie scored in the 11th round of a shootout and John Gibson stopped the final seven shooters in Anaheim's victory over Minnesota.
After the teams combined for 13 straight misses, Ritchie beat Devan Dubnyk.
Ryan Getzlaff and Ondrej Kase also scored in the shootout after Kase and Corey Perry scored in regulation. Gibson made 36 saves through overtime to help the Ducks, 4-1-1 in their past six, move into a tie with the Wild for the second wild-card slot in the Western Conference.
Brad Hunt, Tomas Nosek, Ryan Carpenter, Nate Schmidt also scored for Vegas, and Jonathan Marchessault had three assists. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, including a highlight-reel glove save on Charles Hudon on a breakaway in the third period, to improve to 19-6-2.
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists to top 900 points for his career, becoming the sixth Russian-born and the fourth player in team history to reach the milestone.
Raanta had his ninth career shutout, helping the Coyotes earn points for the fifth time in six games.
Making his third appearance as the backup since being recalled from Binghamton of the AHL on Feb. 4, Lack made a terrific glove save on Brayden Point's in-close shot midway through the second.
Ben Lovejoy, Nico Hischier, Pavel Zacha and Miles Wood scored for the Devils. Taylor Hall had an assist and has a point in each of the last 17 games he has played in. Chris Kunitz, Point and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed five goals on 27 shots and was replaced by Brandon Halverson with 13 minutes to play. Halverson stopped five of six shots in his NHL debut. Michael Grabner had two goals, and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Rangers. They've lost three straight.
Mrazek improved to 6-0-0 in his career against the Predators, coming within minutes of his second shutout against them. Gustav Nyquist and Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings in their seventh straight victory over Nashville. Craig Smith scored for the Predators.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Loui Eriksson scored his second goal of the night late in the third period and Anders Nilsson stopped 44 shots to lead Vancouver to just its second win in eight games.
Vancouver was outshot 45-23 but got some timely saves from Nilsson, who registered his first win in 11 appearances dating back to Nov. 30.
Tim Schaller scored in the third period for the Bruins, who lost in regulation for just the third time in 27 games. Tuukka Rask started and gave up four goals on eight shots in the first period. Anton Khudobin came on to start the second and finished with 13 saves.
Luongo stopped 30 shots in his first appearance since a groin injury on Dec. 4, and picked up his first win since Nov. 27.
Evgenii Dadonov and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist, and Jared McCann also scored to help the Panthers get their fifth straight road win. Florida has won seven of its last eight overall to pull six points behind the New York Islanders for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Dougie Hamilton scored three goals for his first career hat trick for the Flames, who are 0-3-3 in their last six at home. David Rittich started and gave up four goals on 15 shots before he was pulled early in the second period. Jon Gillies came on and stopped 13 of the 15 shots he faced.