Tavares Tricks Devils...Tampa Bay Comes Back to Beat Panthers 2/17/13
February 17, 2013
Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth continued his personal winning streak while the Anaheim Ducks inched closer to the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks
The 30-year-old Fasth stopped 32 shots and Corey Perry scored the deciding shootout goal as the Ducks won for the eighth time in their last nine games, topping Nashville 3-2. Fasth is 8-0 this year, with four victories coming in shootouts.
The Ducks trailed twice before moving within two points of the Blackhawks, who own the league's best record.
Also on ice:
- John Tavares registered his fourth career hat trick and had an assist in the New York Islanders' 5-1 win over New Jersey. Matt Moulson added a goal and three assists as the Islanders handed the Eastern Conference leaders just their second loss in seven games.
- Ben Scrivens notched his first career shutout with a 34-save effort in Toronto's 3-0 win over Ottawa. Fraser McLaren, Tyler Bozak and John-Michael Liles scored for Toronto, which earned its fifth win in six games.
- Montreal has a three-game winning streak after rookie Brendan Gallagher provided a goal and an assist in a 4-1 triumph over Philadelphia. Gallagher left four minutes into the third period and did not return after being hit into the boards by Luke Schenn.
- Benoit Pouliot (BEHN'-wah POO'-lee-aht), scored 79 seconds into overtime as Tampa Bay beat Florida 6-5 to end a six-game losing streak. The Panthers were on the verge of a 5-4 win until Teddy Purcell (PUR'-sul) tallied with 11 seconds left in regulation.
- Martin Hanzal scored twice and had an assist as Phoenix topped Columbus 5-3. Hanzal's first goal broke a 3-3 tie with 11:42 remaining, sending the Coyotes to their third win in four games.
- Magnus Paajarvi (pah-YAHR'-vee) scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:34 remaining before Edmonton completed a 6-4 win over Colorado. The Avalanche led 4-1 until Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ales Hemsky (AL'-ehsh HEHM'-skee) scored 59 seconds apart late in the second period.