NHL Daily Recap: Ducks, Kings both fall

March 25, 2016

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The Ducks scored four consecutive goals to overcome a 4-1 deficit, but Connor Brown (1-1—2) tied the game with 4:23 remaining in regulation and Nazem Kadri (2-2—4) scored 41 seconds into overtime to lift the Maple Leafs to their third straight victory and fifth win in their past six contests.

Kadri recorded his second career four-point game (also March 30, 2013 at OTT: 3-1—4) and added his second career overtime goal (also April 3, 2014 vs. BOS).

Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak (2-0—2) scored twice in his return from a 21-game absence.

Jamie McGinn (2-0—2) and Andrew Cogliano scored nine seconds apart in the second period, one second shy of matching the fastest two goals in franchise history (Nov. 30, 2005 vs. PHX – 0:08, Teemu Selanne and Chris Kunitz).

Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff (0-2—2) became the 26th active player to appear in 1,000 NHL games.

Despite suffering the overtime loss, the Ducks clinched their fourth consecutive playoff berth – and ninth in the last 11 seasons – by virtue of earning one point against the Maple Leafs.  It marks the 12th trip to the playoffs in club history.

Anaheim’s nine playoff appearances in 11 years are currently bettered by only Detroit (10). San Jose (can clinch later tonight), the NY Rangers, and Pittsburgh also have nine appearances.

In other Ducks news, Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson has been fined $2,486.56, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for an inappropriate gesture aimed at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, the National Hockey League announced.

The incident occurred at 17:17 of the third period. Manson was assessed a game misconduct.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.


The Jets potted four unanswered goals – including three in the third period – to pick up their second straight victory.

Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler both collected two assists.  Scheifele shares the League lead with 11-9—20 in 16 games since Feb. 23.

Jets forward Drew Stafford reached the 20-goal milestone for the fourth time in his career.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

Florida 4, BOSTON 1
New Jersey 3, PITTSBURGH 0
Carolina 3, COLUMBUS 2
TORONTO 6, Anaheim 5 (OT)
DETROIT 4, Montreal 3
NASHVILLE 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)
MINNESOTA 6, Calgary 2
WINNIPEG 4, Los Angeles 1
Philadelphia 4, COLORADO 2
ARIZONA 3, Dallas 1
Edmonton 6, SAN JOSE 3


Two teams jockeying for positioning in the Eastern Conference playoff race meet when the Lightning (42-26-5, 89 points) welcome the Islanders (39-24-9, 87 points) to Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay currently sits two points behind Florida (41-24-9, 91 points) for first place in the Atlantic Division.

New York, meanwhile, occupies the first Wild Card spot in the conference, but is just one point shy of Pittsburgh (40-25-8, 88 points) for third place in the Metropolitan Division. This marks the second of three meetings between the Lightning and Islanders in 2015-16; New York picked up a 3-2 come-from-behind win in their first matchup on Nov. 28 in Tampa. These clubs will close their season series on April 4 at Barclays Center.

FRIDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Washington @ New Jersey, 7:00 p.m., CSN-DC, MSG
NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., NHLN-US, TVAS, MSG+, SUN
Vancouver @ St. Louis, 8:00 p.m., SN, FS-MW

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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