After a franchise-record 12-game losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks are rolling behind goalie John Gibson and several new faces.
Gibson made 29 saves and Troy Terry scored his first NHL goal and set up another Saturday, sending the Ducks past the host New Jersey Devils 3-2 for their second straight win after the losing streak.
Gibson shut out Minnesota on Thursday and was outstanding in sending New Jersey to its third straight loss.
“He’s huge to this team,” Ducks center Adam Henrique said. “He’s one of, if not the best, goalies in the league. There have been a lot of moments this year where we really haven’t helped him out, and he absolutely stood on his head and made huge saves just to keep us in games and give us an opportunity.”
While Gibson held the Devils at bay, the Ducks made the most of their 14 shots at Devils rookie goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood.
Rangers 3, Bruins 2: Mika Zibanejad scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to take over sole possession of sixth place on the NHL’s career wins list and visiting New York beat Boston. Lundqvist got his 446th win to break a tie with Terry Sawchuk and move eight behind Curtis Joseph for fifth. The Bruins lost goalie Tuukka Rask to a concussion late in the first period.
Avalanche 7, Kings 1: Mikko Rantanen scored two of host Colorado’s franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the Avalanche routed Los Angeles. Colorado had six goals in a period for the first time since March 3, 1999, at Florida.
Golden Knights 7, Penguins 3: Jonathan Marchessault snapped a 3-3 tie midway through the second period, added a second goal about four minutes later and completed a hat trick with 21 seconds left in the game as host Vegas won for the ninth time in 11 games. Pittsburgh has lost four of five.
Flames 5, Oilers 2: Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Giordano and Oliver Kylington scored second-period goals to help visiting Calgary win for the seventh time in eight games. Edmonton had won three of four entering the night.
Wild 2, Blue Jackets 1: Zach Parise scored his 20th goal and Devan Dubnyk had 19 saves as host Minnesota held off Columbus.
Panthers 4, Predators 2: Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck each had a goal and an assist for visiting Florida.
Stars 4, Jets 2: Brett Ritchie, Blake Comeau and Radek Faksa scored their first goals of the season and host Dallas defeated Central Division-leading Winnipeg, snapping a four-game losing streak.
Blues 3, Senators 2: Carl Gunnarsson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:44 left in the third period, lifting host St. Louis to a win over Ottawa.
Flyers 5, Canadiens 2: Nolan Patrick scored twice in the third period and visiting Philadelphia defeated Montreal to extend its winning streak to three games.
Briefly: Devils forward Taylor Hall, who is on injured reserve because of a lower-body injury, has been ruled out for the All-Star Game. Teammate Kyle Palmieri was selected as his replacement. … Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase and Devils forward Miles Wood were placed on IR. … Blackhawks forward Brendan Perlini is in concussion protocol, the team said, the result of a hit in a game against the Rangers on Thursday.
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