Sami Vatanen scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.
Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal with 2:03 left for the Ducks, capping the first multipoint game of his NHL career with two goals and two assists.
Rakell and Ryan Kesler scored shootout goals to keep the game alive after Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane scored early for Winnipeg. Mark Scheifele missed in the sixth round before Vatanen beat Ondrej Pavelec to clinch the NHL-leading Ducks’ third win in four games.
Vatanen won it for his fellow Finn after a pre-game ceremony honoring Teemu Selanne, whose No. 8 jersey was retired by the Ducks.
PANTHERS 4, OILERS 2
Brian Campbell scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Florida Panthers got two more scores in the third period to win their third straight with a victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Tomas Kopecky, Jimmy Hayes and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-1 through the first five games of a six-game road trip. Jussi Jokinen added a pair of assists, and Roberto Luongo made 31 saves.
Jordan Eberle and Benoit Pouliot scored for the Oilers, who have won just four times in their last 28 games.
BLACKHAWKS 4, WILD 1
Marian Hossa, Bryan Bickell and Brad Richards each had a goal and an assist, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to victory over the sliding Minnesota Wild.
Defenseman Johnny Oduya also scored and Corey Crawford had 36 saves as Chicago rebounded from an ugly 5-2 loss at Edmonton on Friday last week.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane added two assists apiece in the opener of a four-game homestand.
The weary Wild dropped their fifth consecutive game, including a 3-1 home loss to Nashville on Saturday.
Matt Cooke scored his third goal in the third period, and Niklas Backstrom had 31 saves in his third consecutive start.
The Blackhawks improved to 3-0 against the Wild this season with their second win over Minnesota in four days.
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