Troy Terry scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and finished his first hat-trick of his career in the closing seconds when the Anaheim Ducks ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.
Sonny Milano added a goal and John Gibson had 28 saves for Anaheim, which won for the first time since December 15. Cam Atkinson scored one goal and Carter Hart had 26 saves when Philadelphia completed a 4-game road trip on the west coast with a 1. finished -2-1 record.
The Flyers were forced to make pre-game adjustments after striker Claude Giroux, defender Ivan Provorov and a staff member were added to the league’s COVID-19 log early Tuesday. Giroux leads Philadelphia with 29 points.
The Ducks had their own COVID issues on Monday as training was canceled after strikers Nicolas Deslauriers and Derek Grant and a staff member were added to the log. The Ducks also have two of their top 4 points leaders – Ryan Getzlaf and Trevor Zegras – on record.
Avalanche 4, Blackhawks 3 (OT)
Cale Makar scored the winning goal 2:38 in extra time and Erik Johnson scored twice, usually to increase the visit to Colorado over Chicago.
Alex DeBrincat scored power play goals 40 seconds apart early in the third period to put Chicago 3-2 ahead, but the Blackhawks couldn’t hold on and lost their fifth game in a row. Patrick Kane and Seth Jones each had two assists for the Blackhawks.
Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves when the Avalanche won for the seventh time in eight games. Nazem Kadri added two templates.
David Pastrnak scored the green goal with 5:49 minutes remaining, leading Boston past his visit to New Jersey.
Curtis Lazar, Oskar Steen, Trent Frederic and Brandon Carlo also scored, and Linus Ullmark made 23 saves for Boston, which earned its third straight win after the NHL’s COVID-19 break.
Nathan Bastian, Tomas Tatar and Damon Severson each scored one goal and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 29 of 34 shots for New Jersey, which had won three straight after the break.
Patric Hornqvist scored two goals and Brandon Montour provided three assists when Florida defeated Calgary in Sunrise, Florida.
Florida also received goals from Anthony Duclair, Joe Thornton, Ryan Lomberg and Lucas Carlsson. Sergei Bobrovsky made 47 saves that season.
The Flames scored goals from Johnny Gaudreau and Blake Coleman. Gaudreau leads the Flames with 37 points.
Blitz 7, blue jackets 2
Tampa Bay’s Ondrej Palat scored the game’s first two goals on his three-point night when the Tampa Bay guest broke his three-game drag with a win over Columbus.
Brayden Point also scored three points with one goal and two assists, and Corey Perry and Pat Maroon each had a goal and an assistant for the Lightning, who beat Columbus for their fourth straight win.
Gustav Nyquist scored one goal and one assist for Columbus, who lost for the second time in their last eight games (5-2-1) at home.
Tyler Bertuzzi and Pius Suter each scored two goals, leading Detroit to a home win over San Jose.
Dylan Larkin and Robby Fabbri also scored for Detroit, which resulted in a two-game home defeat. Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 24 shots for the Red Wings.
Jasper Weatherby and Alexander Barabanov scored for San Jose, which lost its second episode. Sharks goalkeeper James Reimer was drawn after allowing four goals in 24 shots in the first two periods. Adin Hill conceded two goals in seven shots in the third period.
Pierre-Luc Dubois continued his strong comeback season by scoring the crucial goal to take Winnipeg past struggling Arizona in Glendale, Arizona.
Evgeny Svechnikov and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored goals, while Mark Scheifele made two assists. Goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck made 26 saves for the Jets, who have won three games in a row.
Shayne Gostisbehere responded for the Coyotes, who are last in the NHL with just one win (1-7-1) in their last nine games. Goalkeeper Karel Vejmelka stopped 46 shots to give his team what could have been a one-sided defeat.
Predators 3, Golden Knights 2
Filip Forsberg scored two goals and Juuse Saros made 41 saves as Nashville advanced to first place in the Central Division with a win over Vegas in Las Vegas.
It was Forsberg’s 28th career two-goal game. Yakov Trenin also scored for Nashville, who improved to 9-1-1 in their last 11 games.
William Karlsson grabbed a goalless losing streak of six games and had an assist too, and Shea Theodore scored for Vegas too. Logan Thompson, the reigning Bastien Memorial Award winner (top American Hockey League goalkeeper), stopped 23 of 26 shots on his first NHL start.
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