The Ducks faced a trio of two-goal deficits, but Nick Ritchie and Corey Perry (1-1—2) scored 91 seconds apart in the final four minutes of regulation before the club eventually won in a shootout.
Anaheim improved to 4-1-1 in its past six games overall and to 10-2-1 in its past 13 head-to-head meetings with Carolina dating to Nov. 30, 2008 (CAR: 3-6-4).
Ducks forward Stefan Noesen also (3 GP) scored his first NHL goal.
In other NHL news . . .
KARLSSON BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADER AMONG SENATORS DEFENSEMEN
Erik Karlsson (1-2—3) factored on three Senators goals, including an assist on the game-winning goal with 1:06 left in regulation, to power the club to its sixth win in its past nine games (6-2-1) and become the franchise leader in points by a defenseman.
Karlsson, a first round selection (15th overall) by the Senators in the 2008 NHL Draft, registered his 410th, 411th and 412th career points (107-305—412) to eclipse Wade Redden (101-309—410) for top spot among Ottawa defensemen. Karlsson did so while playing in his 506th career game – 332 fewer contests than Redden (838 GP) played with the Senators.
Karlsson is one of two active defensemen to lead his current team in career points by a blueliner (also Dustin Byfuglien w/ WPG/ATL).
WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)
Minnesota 3, TORONTO 2
WASHINGTON 4, Boston 3 (OT)
ANAHEIM 6, Carolina 5 (SO)
Ottawa 4, SAN JOSE 2
THURSDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)
Colorado @ Boston, 7 p.m., NESN, ALT
St. Louis @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+, FS-MW
Edmonton @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., CSN-PH, SNOL
New Jersey @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SN360, RDS, MSG+ 2
Vancouver @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, SNV
Pittsburgh @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, ROOT
NY Rangers @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TSN3, MSG
Nashville @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, FS-TN
Calgary @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A, SNF
Carolina @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, FS-CR
By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services