Carolina’s Chris Terry scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over Anaheim on Friday, inflicting a third-straight defeat on the Pacific Division-leading Ducks.
Among other games, Washington also had a shootout win to complete a comeback from a two-goal deficit against Detroit, Ottawa ended a long succession of home defeats by Boston and Los Angeles shut out New Jersey.
Eric Staal and Drayson Bowman scored in regulation for Carolina, who got nine points out of 10 in a five-game homestand.
Corey Perry had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, and Dustin Penner also scored for Anaheim, who were 8-0-1 before going into their current three-game skid.
Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal of the shootout to complete a 4-3 win over Detroit.
Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin added goals, while Michale Latta scored a memorable first NHL goal for Washington to level the scores at 3-3.
Johan Franzen had two goals and an assist, and Danny DeKeyser had a goal and an assist for Detroit, who lost their seventh straight at home and their 11th consecutive overtime decision there.
Ottawa’s Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen and Bobby Ryan scored third-period goals as the Senators beat Boston 4-2. The win ended a run of 11-straight wins in Ottawa for the Bruins.
Chris Neil also scored for the Senators. Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins.
Los Angeles’ Dwight King and Anze Kopitar scored third-period goals, while Ben Scrivens made 26 saves to lift the Kings over New Jersey 2-0.
King’s deflection came at 13:08 minutes into the final period and Kopitar scored an empty-net goal with 2.9 seconds left.
Pittsburgh’s James Neal and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist to lift the Penguins to a 4-1 win over Nashville, ending a three-game losing streak.
Neal — a former 40-goal scorer — netted his first of the season late in the first period after Nashville had taken the lead via Gabriel Bourque. It was the first time in 10 games this season the Predators had lost in regulation after scoring the opening goal.
Nashville lost the final four of a franchise-record, 17-day, seven-game road trip.
Pascal Dupuis and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh.
San Jose’s Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, and Joe Thornton helped set up three goals as the Sharks beat Edmonton 3-1 to stretch their winning streak to three games and extend the Oilers’ skid to six.
Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle restored the Wild’s lead with 8:22 remaining after Florida scored twice in the third period to tie the game, and they hung on for a 3-2 win and their sixth victory in seven games.
Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien had two power-play goals and Bryan Little scored the winner in the shootout to give the Jets a 3-2 victory against Philadelphia.
Montreal’s David Desharnais scored the only goal in the shootout and Peter Budaj stopped all three shots he faced in the tiebreaker to lead the Canadiens past Columbus 3-2.
Buffalo’s Steve Ott had a goal and an assist as the Sabres beat Toronto 3-1.
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