CHICAGO – Jonas Hiller and the Anaheim Ducks finally grabbed another shootout win. Against a good team, too.
Hiller stopped Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane in the tiebreaker, leading the Ducks to a 3-2 win Friday night and sending the Chicago Blackhawks to their third consecutive loss.
Anaheim was coming off consecutive shootout losses to Los Angeles and San Jose, and had lost four tiebreaker games in a row since beating Phoenix 3-2 on Oct. 18 in its first shootout game of the season.
“It’s been a while,” said Hiller, who had 23 saves in regulation and overtime.
After Jonathan Toews scored for Chicago on the first shootout attempt, Nick Bonino responded for Anaheim. Hiller then stopped Sharp, and Kyle Palmieri beat Antti Raanta with a backhand to give the Ducks the advantage.
When Hiller made the save on Kane at the other end, it was over.
“Once the Bonino, the fluky one, went in it was, ‘OK, the monkey’s off our back. We’re good to go. We’re going to start scoring again, because we missed about 18 in a row.’ ” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Raanta had 24 saves in his first home game. It was the first NHL shootout for the rookie, who won each of his first two starts.
Hurricanes 5, Sharks 3
In Raleigh, North Carolina, Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists to lift Carolina.
Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jay Harrison had Carolina’s other goals.
Red Wings 3, Devils 1
In Newark, New Jersey, Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals for Detroit.
Joakim Andersson also scored and Jonas Gustavsson made 10 saves for the Red Wings.
Blue Jackets 4, Wild 0
In Columbus, Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger scored and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011.
It was the Blue Jackets’ second win in a row, the first time they’ve won back-to-back games since Oct. 25.
Canucks 3, Coyotes 2 (OT)
In Vancouver, Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Canucks a victory.
Avalanche 3, Flames 2
In Calgary, Maxime Talbot scored the tying goal and set up the go-ahead score 54 seconds later in the second period to propel Colorado to a victory.