DUCKS BEAT EDMONTON, 4-1
John Gibson made 33 saves and four different skaters found the back of the net as the Ducks improved to 4-1-1 in their last six outings, including three straight wins at home.
Anaheim also moved to 9-0-1 in their past 10 games vs. EDM dating to Dec. 10, 2014 (EDM: 1-8-1), including five consecutive victories.
In other NHL news . . .
PANTHERS STOP PRICE’S BID AT HISTORY
Aaron Ekblad scored his first career overtime goal – despite breaking his stick on the play – to hand Montreal its first home loss of the season (10-0-1). The Panthers also were the last team to defeat the Canadiens at Bell Centre dating back to last season (4-1 W on April 5).
Montreal native Roberto Luongo made 34 saves in the victory to improve to 5-0-2 against his hometown club since rejoining the Panthers in 2014-15 (1.93 GAA, .938 SV%).
Carey Price, the first NHL goalie to start a season with a win in 10 straight games, made 20 saves but fell short of tying George Hainsworth's 89-year-old Canadiens single-season record of 11 consecutive wins.
SURGING JETS HALT STREAKING BLACKHAWKS
Connor Hellebuyck turned aside all 27 shots he faced and four different skaters scored as Winnipeg extended its own point streak to five games (4-0-1) and ended Chicago’s run at 11 contests (9-0-2).
Hellebuyck picked up his fourth straight victory and improved to 7-4-0 overall this season (2.45 GAA, .916 SV%, 1 SO).
Defenseman Josh Morrissey opened the scoring with his first NHL goal (18 GP), while 18-year-old Patrik Laine added his League-leading 12th of the season. Laine, who paces all rookies with 12-5—17 in 18 GP, has scored 10 of his goals on home ice (also tops in the NHL).
OFFENSE AGAIN CARRIES RANGERS TO VICTORY
The Rangers matched a season high with seven goals – highlighted by two goals apiece from J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes – en route to their fourth straight road win, a 7-1-0 mark in November and a 13-4-0 record overall (26 points).
This marks just the second time in New York’s 90-year history that they have won 13 of their first 17 games to start a season; the other instance came in 2015-16 when they won 14 of their first 18 games (14-2-2).
The Rangers pace the NHL with 72 goals overall this season and have outscored opponents 43-17 in winning eight of their past nine games.
TUESDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)
Ottawa 3, PHILADELPHIA 2 (SO)
CAROLINA 1, San Jose 0
COLUMBUS 2, Washington 1 (OT)
TORONTO 6, Nashville 2
Florida 4, MONTREAL 3 (OT)
Tampa Bay 4, DETROIT 3
ST. LOUIS 4, Buffalo 1
Calgary 1, MINNESOTA 0
WINNIPEG 4, Chicago 0
New Jersey 2, DALLAS 1 (OT)
COLORADO 4, Los Angeles 1
NY Rangers 7, VANCOUVER 2
ANAHEIM 4, Edmonton 1
WEDNESDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)
Pittsburgh @ Washington, 7:30 p.m., SN, TVAS, NBCSN
Arizona @ Calgary, 10 p.m., SN, SN1, FS-A PLUS
PENGUINS VISIT CAPITALS ON RIVALRY NIGHT
The Penguins (10-3-2, 22 points) visit the Capitals (9-4-2, 20 points) on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry. This marks the 39th all-time regular-season matchup between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, with Pittsburgh holding a 24-12-2 edge in the previous contests.
By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services