DUCKS TOP BRU­INS FOR SEV­ENTH WIN IN NINE GAMES

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bos­ton »Josh Man­son and Rickard Rakell scored sec­ond­pe­riod goals to lead the Ducks to a 4-3 vic­tory over the Bru­ins on Thurs­day night.

An­drew Cogliano and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Ducks, who won for the sev­enth time in nine games. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots.

Zdeno Chara, Austin Czarnik and David Kre­jci had Bos­ton’s goals. It was the Bru­ins’ fifth loss in six games (1-3-2).

Bos­ton’s backup goal­tender An­ton Khu­dobin made 23 saves. The Bru­ins have won just one game that reg­u­lar net­min­der Tuukka Rask hasn’t started.

Af­ter over­com­ing a 2-goal deficit in the first pe­riod, Ana­heim moved ahead 3-2 just 55 sec­onds into the sec­ond when Man­son scored off his own re­bound.

THURS­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Richard Panik scored the tiebreak­ing goal with 6:13 left in the third pe­riod to lift the Black­hawks over the Is­landers 5-4. Panik’s eighth of the sea­son gave Chicago its fourth vic­tory in five games and eighth in the last 10 meet­ings with the Is­landers. … Nic Dowd had a tie-break­ing goal late in the sec­ond pe­riod and Tyler Tof­foli scored twice in the third, lift­ing the Kings toa 4-1 vic­tory over the Red Wings. Derek For­bort scored 21 sec­onds into the game on the Kings’ first shot and Dowd scored off his own re­bound with 17 sec­onds left in the sec­ond pe­riod. … Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two as­sists and Alex Pi­etrangelo scored the go-ahead goal as the Blues beat the Dev­ils 5-2. Jori Le­htera, Nail Yakupov and Pa­trik Ber­glund also scored for the Blues, who over­came an early two-goal deficit. Jake Allen made 24 saves as St. Louis im­proved to 13-1-3 on home ice. … For­mer Toronto for­ward Peter Hol­land scored the shootout win­ner in the Coy­otes’ 3-2 vic­tory over the Maple Leafs. Traded to the Coy­otes last week, Hol­land was the only one of the three shoot­ers for each team to score in the tiebreaker. … De­van Dub­nyk made 34 saves, Eric Staal scored twice and the surg­ing Wild beat the Preda­tors 5-2 for their sixth straight vic­tory. … Mathieu Per­reault scored the de­cid­ing goal in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Jets a 4-3 vic­tory over the Pan­thers. … Rick Nash scored an unas­sisted goal short­handed in the third pe­riod and two Rangers goalies com­bined to shut out the Stars 2-0.

FOOT­NOTES

Kris Le­tang out. Pitts­burgh Pen­guins de­fense­man Kris Le­tang will miss a cou­ple of weeks due to a lower-body in­jury.

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