DUCKS TOP BRUINS FOR SEVENTH WIN IN NINE GAMES
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.
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.
Kris Letang out. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss a couple of weeks due to a lower-body injury.