SCHEIFELE SCORES WINNER AS JETS RALLY PAST DUCKS
winnipeg, manitoba » Dustin Byfuglien tied the score with 12 seconds left in regulation and assisted on Mark Scheifele’s 30th goal at 3: 34 of overtime, rallying the Jets to a 4- 3 victory over the playoff- bound Ducks on Thursday night.
Winnipeg scored twice in the final 8: 25 of the third period to pull even. Following a coach’s challenge by Randy Carlyle of the Ducks, it was determined that Byfuglien’s jam job in the crease was indeed a good goal.
Joel Armia and captain Blake Wheeler also scored in regulation for Winnipeg.
Corey Perry scored twice, but the Ducks had their five- game winning streak snapped. Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Pacific Division leaders.
Tuukka Rask made 27 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and the Bruins beat the Stars 2- 0. Boston won its third straight and stayed three points ahead of Tampa Bay for third place in the Atlantic Division with one game in hand. … Noah Hanifin scored 2: 16 into overtime and the Hurricanes rallied to beat the Blue Jackets 2- 1. Jeff Skinner scored the tying goal with 4: 20 left in regulation before setting up the winner for the surging Hurricanes. … Wayne Simmonds got his 30th goal of the season as the Flyers scored five times in a fight- filled first period on the way to a 6- 3 victory over the Islanders. DaleWeise, Radko Gudas, JordanWeal, Sean Couturier and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Flyers. … Alex Killorn and Jonathan Drouin scored powerplay goals 1: 51 apart late in the second period and the Lightning beat the RedWings 5- 3. … Paul Byron scored twice, Brendan Gallagher had a goal and three assists, and the Canadiens beat the Panthers 6- 2 to clinch a playoff spot. … James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews each scored a power- play goal, and Frederik Andersen made 29 saves as the Maple Leafs beat the Predators 3- 1. Connor Brown added an empty- net goal with 58.4 seconds left as the Maple Leafs started a three- game road trip by sweeping the season series with Nashville. … Patrick Maroon scored twice and the streaking Oilers took over sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division with a 3- 2 victory over the Sharks.