Tue, Nov 14, 2006 - Page 19 News List

Boucher nets first win with Blackhawks


Edmonton Oiler Brad Winchester battles Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues for the puck along the boards during the second period of their NHL hockey game on Sunday in St. Louis.


Brian Boucher stopped 28 shots for his first victory with the Chicago Blackhawks, a 1-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

Defenseman Lasse Kukkonen scored in the second period to help the Blackhawks win their second straight following an eight-game (0-7-1) losing streak.

Boucher, who entered the game with a 0-7-1 record, has 13 career shutouts.

Columbus' Fredrik Norrena made 18 saves. The Blue Jackets have lost two in row and are 1-3-0 in their last four.

Ducks 3, Wild 2

At Anaheim, California, Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves and Anaheim bounced back from its first regulation loss of the season to beat Minnesota.

Dustin Penner and Corey Perry scored for Anaheim in the second period, and Scott Niedermayer added a power-play goal in the third.

Niedermayer's goal proved to be the difference, as Minnesota's Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored his second goal of the game to close the gap to 3-2 with 53 seconds remaining.

The Ducks' season-opening run of 16 games without a loss in regulation ended in a 3-0 loss to the Flames in Calgary on Friday night.

By earning at least a point in the first 16 games, the Ducks set an NHL record.

Blues 5, Oilers 3

At St. Louis, Martin Rucinsky scored two goals and backup Curtis Sanford made 31 saves to help St. Louis snap a three-game losing streak.

Bryce Salvador, Rucinsky and Jay McClement also scored for St. Louis. Rookie Brad Winchester scored twice for the Oilers, and Fernando Pisani added a goal.

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