CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Schmaltz scored in the seventh round of the shootout to give Chicago a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, just the Blackhawks’ second victory in 11 games.
Schmaltz fired a wrist shot between the legs of Mike Condon after Patrick Kane and rookie Alex DeBrincat connected in the tiebreaker. Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman scored for Ottawa in the shootout.
Kane scored his team-leading 23rd goal and set up Artem Anisimov’s 16th in regulation for the lackhawks. Anton Forsberg stopped 32 shots through overtime and five of seven in the shootout, including final stop on Mark Stone. Duchene and Zack Smith scored for the Senators.
DUCKS 2, STARS 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller stopped 41 shots for his 42nd career shutout to led Anaheim to its fourth straight win.
Ryan Getzlaf scored short-handed and Hampus Lindholm had a power-play goal for the Ducks, who are on their longest unbeaten stretch of the season and took sole possession of third place in the Pacific Division. It was Miller’s third shutout of the season.
Ben Bishop made 15 saves for the Stars, who have lost two straight and three of four.
Lindholm gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead with 6:45 left in the first, barreling in to bury the rebound of Getzlaf’s shot into an open net for his third power-play goal of the season. It was Lindholm’s 38th career goal, breaking a tie with Fredrik Olausson for fifth place in franchise history for the most by a defenseman.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 7, FLAMES 3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Vegas pulled away with three goals in the third period.
The Golden Knights moved back atop the NHL standings with 84 points — one ahead of Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay.
Ryan Carpenter, William Karlsson, Reilly Smith, Luca Sbisa, Erik Haula and Cody Eakin also scored for Vegas, which improved to 23-4-2 at home to set the record for home wins by a team in its inaugural season.
Marc-Andre Fleury, starting his ninth straight game, made 28 saves for the Golden Knights.
TJ Brodie, Dougie Hamilton and Matthew Tkachuk scored for Calgary, which was 8-2-1 in its previous 11 road games. David Rittich finished with 19 saves.