Anaheim’s Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in a shootout to give the Ducks a 3-2 win over Chicago on Friday, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their third consecutive loss.
Carolina won a third-straight game by downing San Jose, and Vancouver beat Phoenix.
Anaheim’s Bonino matched Jonathan Toews’ goal in the first round of the tiebreaker, and Palmieri beat Antti Raanta with a backhand after Jonas Hiller stopped Patrick Sharp at the other end.
Hiller then made another save on Patrick Kane to give Anaheim the win after losing their previous two games in a shootout.
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf scored in regulation for the Ducks.
The three-game losing skid for the Blackhawks is their worst regular-season stretch since two seasons ago.
Carolina’s Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists in the Hurricanes 5-3 win over San Jose.
Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jay Harrison had Carolina’s other goals.
Vancouver’s Chris Higgins scored in overtime to give the Canucks a 3-2 victory over Phoenix, escaping with a win despite squandering a 2-0 lead near the end.
Higgins scored after he kicked the puck away from Phoenix center Mike Ribeiro in the Vancouver zone and then raced down the left wing and beat the goaltender with a quick shot to the far side.
Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin also scored for Vancouver while Antoine Vermette and David Moss responded for the Coyotes.
Columbus’ Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger scored to lead the Blue Jackets over Minnesota 4-0.
Detroit’s Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar scored goals as the Red Wings beat New Jersey 3-1.
Colorado’s Maxime Talbot scored the tying goal and set up the go-ahead score 54 seconds later in the second period to propel the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over Calgary.