Blackhawks cost Ducks outright NHL lead
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Chicago’s Patrick Kane scored twice to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win at Anaheim on Friday, costing the Ducks the outright lead in the NHL standings.
Elsewhere, Boston rallied to beat Winnipeg in overtime, Washington defeated the in-form New York Islanders, and Detroit prevailed in a shootout against New Jersey.
Chicago also got a goal and an assist each from Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards in notching a fifth win in six games.
Defenseman Hampus Lindholm scored for the sole goal for Anaheim, the two-time defending Pacific Division champion.
Boston’s Dougie Hamilton scored 3:39 into overtime to give the Bruins a 2-1 win against Winnipeg.
Carl Soderberg assisted on both goals for Boston, which held off the Jets during a four-minute power play late in the third period and early in overtime.
Loui Eriksson also earned an assist on the game-winner. Boston’s Milan Lucic scored the tying goal early in the third period.
Dustin Byfuglien’s goal had given the Jets a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal and Matt Niskanen had three assists as the Capitals slowed down the streaking New York Islanders and won 5-2.
Ovechkin gave Washington a 3-2 lead midway through the second period. He has four goals in four games,
Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, and Andre Burakovsky and Joel Ward also scored for the Capitals.
John Tavares and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders, who had won 10 of their previous 11 games.
Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist scored the only goal in the shootout, giving the Red Wings a 5-4 win over New Jersey.
Riley Sheahan, Xavier Ouellet, Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller scored in regulation for the Red Wings, who had trailed 4-1.
Mike Cammalleri scored two power-play goals for New Jersey. Jaromir Jagr got his 709th goal, moving into sole possession of sixth place on the NHL career list — one ahead of Mike Gartner. Peter Harrold also scored for the Devils.
Carolina earned a rare road win by beating Pittsburgh 4-2, with Nathan Gerbe’s power-play goal breaking a third-period tie.
Gerbe scored his third goal of the season and Jiri Tlusty pushed the lead to two in the closing seconds with a power-play tally into an empty net.
Tlusty also scored in the first period and added an assist on Patrick Dwyer’s goal in the second for the Hurricanes, who had lost six of seven. Carolina had also won only three of its previous 13 road games.
Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang netted for the Penguins.
Buffalo’s Matt Moulson scored a goal with 1:18 left to give the Sabers a 2-1 home win over Montreal.
Tyler Ennis added a highlight-reel goal for the home team.
P.A. Parenteau’s third-period, power-play goal ended Montreal’s scoring slump at 132 minutes, 36 seconds.
Minnesota’s Marco Scandella scored the winning goal 2:04 into overtime to give the Wild a 5-4 win over Dallas, capping a see-sawing contest in which the Wild blew a three-goal lead but came back and Thomas Vanek scored late in regulation.
Florida’s Jimmy Hayes scored the winning goal to give an improved Panthers team a 3-2 win over Ottawa.
St. Louis’ Vladimir Tarasenko scored at 4:20 of overtime to carry the Blues past Edmonton 4-3.
Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his second consecutive shutout, helping the Canucks defeat struggling Columbus 5-0.
New York’s Martin St. Louis reached 1,000 career NHL points with a goal and an assist as the Rangers defeated Philadelphia 3-0.