Coyotes win after shootout at NHL leading Ducks
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Arizona’s Rob Klinkhammer and Shane Doan scored 58 seconds apart early in the second period to help the Coyotes win 3-2 after a shootout at NHL-leading Anaheim on Friday.
Among other games, Detroit ended a three-game skid by defeating New Jersey, and Washington snapped a five-game losing run with a come-from-behind win at Chicago.
Arizona’s Mike Smith made 37 saves and Mikkel Boedker got the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Coyotes to a third-straight win, all by one-goal margins.
Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey scored for the two-time Pacific Division-champion Ducks. Getzlaf returned to the lineup after missing Wednesday’s game with illness, but linemate Corey Perry, who leads the league with 11 goals, is also ill and sat out his second straight game.
Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall scored on a lucky bounce to help the Red Wings beat New Jersey 4-2.
Kronwall’s long slap shot late in the second period sailed past the net, ricocheted back off the boards and hit the goaltender in the back of the leg, rolling into the net to give the Red Wings a 4-1 lead.
Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith and Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit, which outshot the Devils 31-17.
Steve Bernier and Jordin Tootoo scored for New Jersey, which has lost three in a row.
Washington’s Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period as the Capitals rallied to beat Chicago 3-2.
Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith scored for Chicago, which led 2-0 but then came unglued after Burakovsky scored with just under 5 minutes left in the second.
The Blackhawks played their first game without forward Patrick Sharp, expected to miss a month with a knee injury. Sharp led Chicago last season with 34 goals and 44 assists.
Carolina’s Elias Lindholm scored with 37.8 seconds left in overtime to lift the Hurricanes over Columbus 3-2 for their fourth straight win.
Edmonton’s Boyd Gordon scored with 4:16 remaining in the third period to give the Oilers a 3-2 victory at Buffalo.