The Anaheim Ducks ended their longest road trip of the season in style, edging the New York Rangers 2-1 on Monday.
The Ducks went 5-2-1 on the nine-game trip. Their latest win moved the Ducks ahead of the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division.
The loss snapped the Rangers’ (6-8-0) three-game winning streak.
Right wings Corey Perry and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Ducks. Defenseman Michael del Zotto scored for the Rangers.
Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen turned aside 32 shots to earn his fourth career win without a loss. The 24-year-old has allowed just five goals in three games.
New York received a boost with the return of their captain, right wing Ryan Callahan, who had not played since breaking his thumb blocking a shot in a 2-0 win against the Washington Capitals on Oct. 16.
JETS 4, RED WINGS 2
Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Winnipeg Jets beat the Detroit Red Wings.
Right winger Matt Halischuk, signed as a free agent during the summer, scored his first goal as a Jet in the third period to break a 2-2 tie, before captain Andrew Ladd scored midway through the final frame to give the hosts a two-goal cushion.
Centers Bryan Little and Michael Frolik also scored for the Jets (6-8-2).
Detroit (9-5-2) got goals from center Henrik Zetterberg and defenseman Danny DeKeyser, but saw their three-game winning streak end.
The loss wrapped up an otherwise tremendous road trip through Western Canada that included victories in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.
The Jets gave goalie Ondrej Pavelec the night off and backup Al Montoya was solid, making 26 saves for his second win of the year.
Jimmy Howard was overworked in the Detroit net, stopping 43 of 47 shots.