Teemu Selanne beat goalie Marc-Andre Fleury midway through the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins’ six-game, home-winning streak with a 2-1 victory last night.
Corey Perry added his 28th goal, and Jonas Hiller made 25 saves for Anaheim, which won in Pittsburgh for the first time in 11 years by slowing down Penguins star Evgeni Malkin.
The NHL’s leading scorer was held pointless for the second time this month, and his eight-game goal streak at home ended, too. Jordan Staal scored for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins’ high-flying offense was bottled up over the last two periods.
Selanne’s 19th goal of the season was the 656th of his career, moving him into a tie with Brendan Shanahan for 12th place on the NHL list.
The Ducks are 14-3-3 since New Year’s Day.
Maple Leafs 4, Oilers 3 - Tim Connolly scored on a tip-in at 1:39 of overtime as visiting Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak.
After the Oilers came in on a three-on-one rush, the Maple Leafs turned around and went up ice. Joffrey Lupul found Connolly with a pass for the winning goal.
Lupul, Matthew Lombardi, and Jake Gardiner also scored for the Maple Leafs, who had been outscored, 10-1, in their previous two games.
Ben Eager, Taylor Hall, and Jordan Eberle scored for the Oilers, whose four-game home winning streak ended.
Senators 6, Panthers 2 - Craig Anderson made 42 saves, six Ottawa players scored, and the Senators routed Florida for their ninth straight win against the host Panthers.
Jim O’Brien notched his first career goal, Milan Michalek moved into a tie for the team lead with his 25th, and Kaspars Daugavins, Bobby Butler, Daniel Alfredsson, and Filip Kuba also scored for the Senators.
Ottawa has beaten the Panthers five straight times in Florida and 17 of 20 on the road.
Canucks 3, Avalanche 1 - Jannik Hansen scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:29 remaining for host Vancouver.
Hansen, who had gone 12 games without a goal, took Cody Hodgson’s pass and drilled a shot over the shoulder of backup goalie Semyon Varlamov to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. A defensive zone turnover led to Hansen’s 14th of the season and first game-winner. Alex Burrows scored his 20th of the season into an empty net.