ANAHEIM, Calif. - It's been almost a decade since the Anaheim Ducks lost at home to Calgary. Dustin Penner and his teammates were happy to extend the streak.
Penner scored two goals and Saku Koivu had two assists in his long-awaited return to the lineup, leading the Ducks to a 5-2 victory Friday over Calgary — their 18th straight over the Flames at Honda Center.
BOSTON - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara gave his team a spark with his rare fight. Then he won the game with his usual blistering slap shot.
Chara and Patrice Bergeron scored third-period goals to lift the Bruins to a 3-2 comeback win over the New York Rangers on Friday.
With just under 9 minutes left, Chara unloaded a low slap shot from straight away about 10 feet inside the blue line that beat Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist between his pads.
PHILADELPHIA - A rare morning start didn't bother the Flyers, who jumped out over a sluggish Jets team that couldn't get going until it was too late.
Scott Hartnell opened the scoring 48 seconds in and Steve Mason stopped all but one shot as Philadelphia skated to a 2-1 victory over Winnipeg on Friday.
As soon as he got the ice for his first shift, Hartnell found an unattended puck in front of the Jets' net and immediately slapped it past Ondrej Pavelec to put the Flyers up, 1-0.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall scored 51 seconds apart in the second period, and Ilya Bryzgalov got a shutout in his first start for Edmonton as the Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 Thursday night.
Bryzgalov, signed by the Oilers on Nov. 8, made 33 saves in his first NHL start since April 25 when he was in net for Philadelphia. Jordan Eberle added an empty-netter in the final minute off an assist from Hall, and the Oilers have won four of five.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ilya Bryzgalov is feeling comfortable and very welcome in the Edmonton Oilers' locker room, and the 33-year-old goaltender just proved he still knows how to shut opponents down.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall scored 51 seconds apart in the second period, and Bryzgalov got a shutout in his first start for Edmonton as the Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 Thursday night.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist has been among the NHL's best goalies lately. Ottawa's Craig Anderson won't be joining his New York Rangers counterpart at the all-star game, but he sure is making a good case that he should be.
Anderson made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, Jason Spezza scored twice and the Senators beat the surging Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS - Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 46 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night in a matchup for first place in the Western Conference.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Craig Anderson made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, Jason Spezza scored twice, and the Ottawa Senators beat the surging New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night.
Milan Michalek also scored for the Senators, who have won five straight at Madison Square Garden and seven of eight there (7-0-1).
New York (27-10-4), which entered with the most points in the NHL, had won five straight and 10 of 11.
BOSTON - The Montreal Canadiens have struggled so much this season that even the Boston fans couldn't muster much of a hatred for their Original Six rivals.
So the crowd yelled derogatory cheers about Tim Tebow instead.
"They've got a lot going on right now, and I think their situation is a little bit different," Bruins coach Claude Julien said Thursday night after Boston beat the embattled Canadiens 2-1.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Derek Stepan's goal in the sixth round of a shootout lifted the New York Rangers past the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Stepan beat Mike Smith high to the glove side before Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped Coyotes captain Shane Doan to secure the win.
The Rangers, who won for the 10th time in 11 games, improved to 27-9-4 for an NHL-high 58 points and their best start since 1993-94, when they won the Stanley Cup. New York won its fifth straight overall and improved to 13-3-2 at home.