Dec 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Hockey League games
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Ducks 3, Oilers 2
Dustin Penner scored the game-winning goal late in the third period as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2.
Penner, with an assist from Ryan Getzlaf, delivered with 3:17 remaining in the game. For Getzlaf, it was the 14th consecutive contest in which he recorded a point.
Anaheim right winger Corey Perry had his string of seven straight games with a goal snapped, but that mattered little to the Ducks, who extended their unbeaten run in regulation at home to a franchise-best 13-0-2.
The Ducks (23-7-5) remain the lone club without a home loss in regulation. They also defeated the Oilers (11-21-3) for the fifth consecutive time and 10th in the past 11 meetings.
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Blackhawks 3, Kings 1
Marian Hossa, Kris Versteeg and Patrick Sharp scored goals, while goalie Antti Raanta stopped 21 shots as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1.
With the win, Chicago improved to 24-7-5.
The victory also moved Chicago coach Joel Quenneville into a tie with Pat Quinn (684) for fourth place on the NHL's all-time coaches win list. Scotty Bowman, now a special assistant for the Blackhawks, holds the record with 1,244 wins, followed by Al Arbour (782) and Dick Irvin (692).
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Rangers 4, Flames 3 (shootout)
Benoit Pouliot scored the game-winning goal in a seven-round shootout to lead the New York Rangers to a win over the Calgary Flames.
Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider scored in regulation for New York, who ended a four-game losing streak. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 18 of 21 shots.
Mikael Backlund, Curtis Glencross and Sean Monahan scored during regulation time for Calgary, who fell to 13-15-5.
Karri Ramo made 20 saves for the Flames.
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Capitals 5, Flyers 4 (shootout)
Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 27th goal with 48 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime and Nicklas Backstrom netted the game-winner in the shootout, leading the Capitals to victory.
The Caps (18-12-3) fell behind 4-1 in the third period, but responded with long-range goals by defensemen Mike Green and Dmitry Orlov, setting the stage for Ovechkin's equalizer.
Claude Giroux, Mark Streit, Jakub Voracek and Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers (14-15-4).
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Lightning 3, Red Wings 0
Ben Bishop made 28 saves to register his sixth career shutout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings.
Tyler Johnson, J.T. Brown and Alex Killorn scored third-period goals for Tampa Bay (19-11-3).
Petr Mrazek stopped 24 shots for Detroit (15-11-9), who lost their fifth in a row and fell to 5-8-6 at home.
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Panthers 2, Canadiens 1
Florida Panthers right winger Jesse Winchester and Nick Bjugstad scored goals 2:27 apart in the second period, goalie Scott Clemmensen made 17 saves, and the Panthers extended their winning streak to three games.
Montreal (20-12-3) left winger Alex Galchenyuk scored a power-play goal 2:28 into the third period to spoil Clemmensen's bid for his first shutout in over two years.
The Panthers (12-17-5) have won five of six. (Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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