Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to stay perfect in four NHL games, and Corey Perry and Kyle Palmieri scored first-period goals to lead the road-weary Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
The Ducks finished a season-high, eight-game road trip 5-2-1 — including 5-0-1 in the final six games. Perry and Palmieri staked Anaheim to a 2-0 lead just 9:09 in, and the 24-year-old Andersen did the rest.
In four NHL games, all this season, Andersen is 4-0. He has allowed five goals, and only defenseman Michael Del Zotto got a puck past him in this one.
Ryan McDonagh pressed for the tying goal with 6:00 remaining in the game, and was twice denied on hard shots. Benoit Pouliot then had an in-close backhander stopped with 5:17 left, but drew a penalty.
The Rangers received their third power play with 3:26 remaining, but that advantage was cut short when Pouliot took New York’s first penalty of the game. Another came moments later for too many men on the ice.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots for the Rangers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 2-1 on a homestand that ends Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan made his second comeback of the young NHL season, this time returning a bit early after recovering from a broken left thumb.
Callahan, who was sidelined for the entire preseason and the regular-season opener following shoulder surgery, is back in the New York lineup for Monday night’s home game against Anaheim.
He missed seven games after breaking his thumb while blocking a shot on Oct. 16 at Washington and was expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks.
Callahan made his season debut Oct. 7 at Los Angeles and played five games before he was injured again. He scored three goals in his last two games, two on the power play at St. Louis Oct. 12, and one the night he broke his thumb.
Jets 4, Red Wings 2 — Matt Halishuck scored the winner with his first goal with Winnipeg as the host Jets snapped a three-game losing streak.
Bryan Little, Michael Frolik, and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets.
Henrik Zetterberg scored his eighth of the season for Detroit, and Danny DeKeyser scored his first NHL goal.