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Ducks send Blackhawks to 3rd straight loss

December 7, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim’s Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in the shootout to give the Ducks a 3-2 win over Chicago on Friday, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their third consecutive loss.

Also Friday, Carolina won a third straight by downing San Jose and Vancouver beat Phoenix in overtime.

Anaheim’s Bonino matched Jonathan Toews’ goal in the first round of the tiebreaker, and Palmieri beat Antti Raanta with a backhand after Jonas Hiller stopped Patrick Sharp at the other end.

Hiller then made another save on Patrick Kane to give Anaheim the win after losing its previous two games in a shootout.

Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf scored in regulation for the Ducks.

The three-game losing skid for the Blackhawks is their worst regular-season stretch since 2011-12.

Carolina’s Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists to lift the Hurricanes to a 5-3 win over San Jose.

Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jay Harrison had Carolina’s other goals.

Justin Braun, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels scored for the Sharks.

Vancouver’s Chris Higgins scored in overtime to give the Canucks a 3-2 victory over Phoenix, escaping with a win despite squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes.

Higgins scored after he kicked the puck away from Phoenix center Mike Ribeiro in the Vancouver zone and then raced down the left wing and beat the goaltender with a quick shot to the far side.

Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin also scored for Vancouver while Antoine Vermette and David Moss responded for the Coyotes.

Columbus’ Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger scored to lead the Blue Jackets over Minnesota 4-0.

Detroit’s Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals as the Red Wings beat New Jersey 3-1.

Colorado’s Maxime Talbot scored the tying goal and set up the go-ahead score 54 seconds later in the second period to propel the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over Calgary.

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