Ducks fall short in shootout

first_imgAntti Miettinen scored in the fourth round of the shootout to send the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Mighty Ducks on Friday night. After both teams missed in the first round, Jussi Jokinen connected in the second for Dallas. Anaheim’s Andy McDonald matched that goal in the third and final round of regulation. Dallas’ Mike Modano then missed to force an extra round. Teemu Selanne then was denied on a sliding save by Johan Hedberg, opening the door for Miettinen, who gave the Stars the extra point when he beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Brenden Morrow scored two real goals for the Stars, one short-handed, and Miettinen also had a goal as Dallas rallied from a three-goal deficit. Selanne had a power-play goal and an assist. McDonald added a power-play goal, and Samuel Pahlsson also scored for Anaheim, which has lost all four meetings with Dallas this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Dallas’ Marty Turco, who on Thursday signed a four-year, $22.8 million contract extension through the 2009-10 season, gave up three goals on Anaheim’s first six shots and was lifted before the second period. Hedberg was sharp in relief, stopping all 16 shots he faced in the final two periods and overtime. He then denied three of four attempts in the shootout. Anaheim carried a 3-1 lead into the third period. Morrow cut the deficit to 3-2 at 1:35 while the Stars were on the penalty-kill, stealing the puck at center ice and scoring on a breakaway. He tied it with his 13th goal of the season on a rebound at 13:36. Flyers 3, Capitals 1: Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Philadelphia Flyers stretched their road-point streak to 14 games with a victory over the Washington Capitals. center_img Mike Rathje also scored for the Flyers, who improved to 7-0-1 on their 11-game road trip. Their only loss in that stretch was a shootout defeat last Saturday in Washington. Philadelphia has won three straight and eight of 10. With points in their next two road games, the Flyers would tie the team mark set in 1979-80. Alexander Ovechkin scored for Washington, which has dropped three straight and four of five. Thrashers 6, Penguins 4: Ilya Kovalchuk put up his second hat trick of the season, scoring his third goal into an empty net with 44 seconds left to clinch a victory over visiting Pittsburgh. The Thrashers built a 5-0 lead through two periods before the Penguins scored four times. Hurricanes 4, Islanders 1: Cory Stillman scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period to lead Carolina at home past New York. Kevyn Adams, Rod Brind’Amour and Justin Williams also scored for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who won the last three games of a four-game homestand. Red Wings 3, Predators 1: Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored two power-play goals, leading the Red Wings over the host Nashville Predators. It marked the first time this season that the Predators lost in regulation to a Central Division team. The Red Wings are 13-1 against teams in their division. Flames 1, Maple Leafs 0 : Calgary defenseman Robyn Regehr scored the only goal and Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for his NHL-leading sixth shutout as the Flames beat visiting Toronto and snapped the Maple Leafs’ six-game winning streak. Regehr’s fourth goal of the season came at 4:24 of the second period on a harmless-looking play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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