NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — Cory Schneider had 38 saves for his third shutout of the season as the New Jersey Devils posted their first four-game winning streak in two years with a 3-0 decision over the fading Arizona Coyotes on Monday.
Scott Gomez tallied on a first-period breakaway and Mike Cammalleri had breakaway and empty-net goals in the third period for New Jersey which had not won four in a row since early February 2013.
The win moved the Devils within eight points of a wild-card spot in their long shot bid to make the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. It also gave them points in 14 of their last 16 games at the Prudential Center.
Mike Smith made 25 saves for the Coyotes, who lost their season-high sixth in a row.
Ducks 4, Red Wings 3, SO
ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout as the Ducks rallied from a 2-0 hole.
The Ducks looked out of it before scoring three goals in a four-minute third-period flurry to take the lead — leaving a sizable contingent of Red Wings fans in shock after they turned the Honda Center into a de facto home game for most of the night.
Francois Beauchemin buried a shot from just inside the blue line at 12:57 of the third after Andrew Cogliano whacked home a rebound to finally put the Ducks on the board and Emerson Etem beat Jimmy Howard through the legs 90 seconds later.
John Gibson made 35 saves for the Ducks, who earned their third straight win.
Pavel Datsyuk scored twice to give the Red Wings a 2-0 edge. But his try in the shootout hit the post and Tomas Tatar had a chance to extend the shootout, but missed wide to the right of Gibson.