Ducks hand defending Cup champs Blackhawks their third straight loss
December 8, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
CHICAGO--Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in the shootout to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their third consecutive loss.
Bonino matched Jonathan Toews' goal in the first round of the tiebreaker, and Palmieri beat Antti Raanta with a backhand after Jonas Hiller stopped Patrick Sharp at the other end.
Hiller then made another save on Patrick Kane to give Anaheim the win after it lost its previous two games in a shootout.
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf scored in regulation for the Ducks, and Hiller finished with 23 saves.
The three-game losing streak for the Blackhawks is their worst regular-season stretch since February 2012.
Hurricanes 5, Sharks 3 Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists to lift Carolina over San Jose.
Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jay Harrison had Carolina's other goals.
Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes in his return to the lineup after sitting out Carolina's previous two games.
The Hurricanes have won three games in a row.
Justin Braun, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels scored for the Sharks. Joe Thornton extended his point streak to eight games with an assist in the first period.
Backup goalie Alex Stalock made 30 saves and San Jose lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season.
Red Wings 3, Devils 1 Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals and Detroit beat New Jersey.
Joakim Andersson also scored and Jonas Gustavsson made 10 saves for Detroit, which has won five of six.
Cory Schneider made 18 saves for New Jersey, which has lost three in a row.
The Red Wings finished with 21 shots while the Devils only had 11.
The 11 shots tied a New Jersey franchise record for fewest shots in a home game.
Andy Greene scored for the Devils.
Other games on Friday:
Blue Jackets 4, Wild 0
Canucks 3, Coyotes 2, OT
Avalanche 3, Flames 2