|Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec scored in the second period and the shootout. (Alex Gallardo/Associated Press)|
Brian Gionta and Andrei Markov scored in the final 1:50 of regulation, and Tomas Plekanec added the shootout winner in the fourth round in the Montreal Canadiens’ 4-3 victory over the Ducks last night in Anaheim, Calif.
Plekanec also scored in the second period, helping the Habs overcome an early three-goal deficit. Markov’s fourth of the season came with just 10.7 seconds left, after Anaheim’s Corey Perry misfired at an empty net when the Canadiens pulled relief goalie Jaroslav Halak for a sixth attacker.
Ryan Getzlaf set up first-period goals by Perry and Scott Niedermayer, and Lubomir Visnovsky had a power-play goal for the Ducks.
Red Wings 5, Blackhawks 4 - Pavel Datsyuk capped a five-goal second period and visiting Detroit rallied to beat Chicago, spoiling a hat track by the Blackhawks’ Andrew Ladd.
Brian Rafalski, Nicklas Lidstrom, Jason Williams, and Valtteri Filppula also scored in the second period for Detroit, which came back from a 2-0 deficit to win for the fourth time in five games. Henrik Zetterberg and Todd Bertuzzi each added a pair of assists.
Sabres 2, Rangers 1 - Patrick Kaleta banked in a rebound off goalie Henrik Lundqvist 2:22 into overtime as Buffalo snapped an eight-game losing streak on the road.
Adam Mair gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead with 5:57 left in regulation, before Brandon Dubinsky rescued the Rangers from a second shutout in two days when he scored his 16th goal with 1:23 left.
Flyers 3, Maple Leafs 1 - Simon Gagne and Danny Briere scored in a 1:16 span in the second period and Michael Leighton made 27 saves in Philadelphia’s victory over visiting Toronto.
Jeff Carter gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first with a power-play goal. The Maple Leafs tied it later in the period on Nikolai Kulemin’s backhander.
Flames 5, Wild 2 - Jarome Iginla recorded his 10th career hat trick and Vesa Toskala made 27 saves in his first start since being traded to Calgary as the Flames won in St. Paul.
Guillaume Latendresse scored both goals for the Wild.
Canucks 4, Predators 2 - Jannik Hansen scored the go-ahead goal with just under six minutes left to lead Vancouver to victory in Nashville.
Hurricanes 4, Thrashers 0 - Manny Legace made 27 saves for Carolina’s first shutout of the season, and Jussi Jokinen had a goal and an assist in the victory over host Atlanta.
Oilers 2, Devils 0 - Jeff Deslauriers made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Gilbert Brule and Marc Pouliot scored as Edmonton beat visiting New Jersey.