Sharks sink Ducks in NHL
The Anaheim Ducks' franchise-record 10-game NHL winning streak came to an end on Sunday night in a 3-1 defeat against the San Jose Sharks.
Brent Burns and Logan Couture were on target in the first period and Bracken Kearns stretched the hosts' lead in the second before Patrick Maroon pulled a goal back at 11:32 in the third. Goaltender Antti Niemi made 30 saves for the Sharks, who posted a fourth straight victory.
James Neal had three goals and two assists as Pittsburgh saw off Columbus 5-3 at Nationwide Arena, earning the Penguins a ninth victory in 10 games and halting the Blue Jackets' three-game winning run. Sidney Crosby netted the go-ahead goal at 10:51 in the third period and set up two others, while Jeff Zatkoff made 25 saves for the visitors.
Eddie Lack made 18 saves and registered his second career shutout in the Vancouver Canucks' 2-0 success against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Tyler Bozak marked his return from a four-week injury lay-off with three assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs overcame the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2.
Kevin Shattenkirk's power-play goal with 11 seconds left in overtime lifted St Louis to a 3-2 success over the Dallas Stars. Brian Elliott stopped 28 shots for the Blues at American Airlines Center.
Steve Ott scored in the sixth round of the shootout to hand Buffalo a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Ryan Miller made a career-high 49 saves for the Sabres at First Niagara Center.
Scott Clemmensen made 21 saves to help the Florida Panthers snap a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens at BB&T Center.
Blake Wheeler's goal with 1.7 seconds remaining in overtime secured the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 triumph over the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center.
The Minnesota Wild surrendered a 3-0 lead to slump to their fifth straight loss, going down 5-4 to the New York Islanders at Xcel Energy Center, while Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists for the New York Rangers in their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum.