Jets edge Panthers
WINNIPEG 4 FLORIDA 3 (SO)
SUNRISE, Florida — After flirting with a dose of terror, the Winnipeg Jets made it a happy Halloween on Monday night in South Florida.
The Jets turned a twogoal lead against the Florida Panthers into a one-goal deficit late in the third period, but came away with a 4-3 shootout victory.
Captain Andrew Ladd had the shootout winner, as he and Kyle Wellwood beat Panthers goalie Jose Theodore, while Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec didn’t allow a goal against the two shooters he faced.
Evander Kane scored his second goal of the game to tie the score at 3-3 with just 50 seconds remaining.
Kane batted the puck out of the air, but the goal was held up on video review.
Kane’s equalizer came shortly after Tomas Fleischmann gave the Panthers their first lead — with his second goal of the game — to break a 2-2 tie. The goal came with Blake Wheeler in the penalty box. Fleischmann put a rebound past Pavelec early in the third for his first goal to make it 2-2.
Playing in front of a sparse crowd, the Jets took an early 2-0 lead.
Wellwood took a pass from Ladd and fired it past Theodore to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.
Kane made it 2-0 with a shot from the left faceoff circle on the power play.
The Panthers peppered Pavelec with shots late in the first period and cut the lead to 2-1 on a point shot by Jason Garrison.
The Jets were coming off a 1-0 loss on Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and are now 2-1 on their season-long sevengame road trip.
The Jets head to the New York City area for games Thursday against the Islanders, Saturday against the Devils and Sunday against the Rangers.
RANGERS 5 SAN JOSE 2
NEW YORK — Ryan Callahan scored two goals and assisted on another, as the New York Rangers captured their first home win with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
Derek Stepan and Ryan Mcdonagh each tallied in the first period, and Artem Anisimov lit the lamp in the second for New York, which got 24 saves from Martin Biron.
Antti Niemi gave up all five goals on 31 shots to end an otherwise successful 5-1 road trip for the Sharks.
CHICAGO 5 NASHVILLE 4 (OT)
CHICAGO, Illinois — Viktor Stalberg’s overtime goal gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators at the United Center.
Stalberg raced down the right side of the ice, stopped at the right circle, turned towards the net and wristed a shot through the short side 2:18 into the extra frame to give Chicago its second straight win.
Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist for the Blackhawks, who got 24 saves from Corey Crawford.
Patric Hornqvist tallied two goals for the Predators, while Craig Smith and David Legwand also lit the lamp.
Pekka Rinne stopped 30of-35 shots as Nashville had a two-game win streak snapped.