Zdeno Chara scored the equalizing goal on a power play with less than 3 minutes remaining in regulation time, before Jarome Iginla put away the lone goal in a shootout to rally the Boston Bruins past the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Thursday.
Carl Soderberg scored his first NHL goal and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for the Bruins, who mustered only one shot on goal in the first period. They never sustained much of an offensive attack, but still snapped a two-game skid.
Devante Smith-Pelly scored less than 2 minutes into the game, Mathieu Perreault had a goal and an assist, while Jonas Hiller stopped 21 shots for the Ducks. However, they went 0 for 4 on the power play, dropping the league’s worst unit to 7.3 percent (4 for 55).
New York’s Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves in his 47th NHL shutout as the Rangers won their second straight game with a 2-0 victory over the lowly Buffalo Sabres.
Lundqvist made a late third-period save with the top of his helmet, deflecting the puck into the crowd, and then robbed Marcus Foligno with 1:20 remaining.
Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal in the first period and Chris Kreider netted his second in two games in the middle period to give Lundqvist the only offense he would need to post his third win and second shutout this season.
In Glendale, Arizona, Mikkel Boedker scored the lone shootout goal in the fifth round to lift the Phoenix Coyotes over the Nashville Predators 5-4.
Thomas Greiss made 36 saves and stopped all five shootout attempts for the Coyotes, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit.
Jordan Szwarz, Derek Morris and Shane Doan scored for Phoenix, while for Nashville it was David Legwand, Matt Hendricks, Eric Nystrom and Paul Gaustad.