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Saturday, 12.07.2013 / 1:15 AM The Canadian Press

CHICAGO - Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri scored in the shootout to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions to their third consecutive loss.

Bonino matched Jonathan Toews' goal in the first round of the tiebreaker, and Palmieri beat Antti Raanta with a backhand after Jonas Hiller stopped Patrick Sharp at the other end.

Hiller then made another save on Patrick Kane to give Anaheim the win after it lost its previous two games in a shootout.

Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf scored in regulation for the Ducks, and Hiller finished with 23 saves.

The three-game losing streak for the Blackhawks is their worst regular-season stretch since February 2012.

HURRICANES 5, SHARKS 3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists to lift Carolina over San Jose.

Jordan Staal, Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Jay Harrison had Carolina's other goals.

Cam Ward made 22 saves for the Hurricanes in his return to the lineup after sitting out Carolina's previous two games.

The Hurricanes have won three games in a row.

Justin Braun, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels scored for the Sharks. Joe Thornton extended his point streak to eight games with an assist in the first period.

Backup goalie Alex Stalock made 30 saves and San Jose lost consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season.

RED WINGS 3, DEVILS 1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Johan Franzen and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals and Detroit beat New Jersey.

Joakim Andersson also scored and Jonas Gustavsson made 10 saves for Detroit, which has won five of six.

Cory Schneider made 18 saves for New Jersey, which has lost three in a row.

The Red Wings finished with 21 shots while the Devils only had 11.

The 11 shots tied a New Jersey franchise record for fewest shots in a home game.

Andy Greene scored for the Devils.

BLUE JACKETS 4, WILD 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger scored and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011 in leading Columbus over Minnesota.

It was the Blue Jackets' second win in a row, the first time they've won back-to-back games since Oct. 25.

They did it in their first game without last year's Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky, who will miss the next month or so with a strained groin.

McElhinney made 20 saves in his first shutout since Feb. 5, 2011, while with the Anaheim Ducks.

Foligno and Umberger each also had assists and Ryan Johansen added two assists to stretch his points streak to four games.

CANUCKS 3, COYOTES 2, OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime to give Vancouver a victory over Phoenix.

Vancouver squeaked out the win after squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes of regulation

The Canucks earned their fourth win in five games while the Coyotes suffered their third loss in four outings.

Higgins scored after he kicked the puck away from Phoenix centre Mike Ribeiro in the Vancouver zone and then raced down the left wing and beat Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith with a quick shot to the far side.

Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo made 37 saves for the win and Smith stopped 29 shots in defeat.

Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin also scored for Vancouver.

Antoine Vermette and David Moss responded for the Coyotes.

AVALANCHE 3, FLAMES 2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Maxime Talbot scored the tying goal and set up the go-ahead score 54 seconds later in the second period to propel Colorado over Calgary.

Colorado tied the game 1-1 by capitalizing on a mistake by Calgary goaltender Karri Ramo, who had played superb until that point.

Ramo was playing the puck behind the net, and his soft backhand pass intended for T.J. Brodie was intercepted by John Mitchell. Mitchell zipped a pass to Talbot who had an empty net to shoot at.

The goal at 18:00 was the first goal for Talbot in 16 games since being acquired Oct. 31 from the Philadelphia Flyers for Steve Downie.

Talbot made a terrific play on the same shift as the Avalanche took the lead for good.

He muscled defenceman Chris Butler off the puck with an aggressive forecheck and took the puck to the net, drawing Ramo toward him before sliding the puck to a wide open P.A. Parenteau, who made it 2-1.

Rookie Nathan MacKinnon scored his sixth goal to round out the scoring for Colorado. The Avalanche bounced back after getting routed 8-2 on Thursday night in Edmonton.

Kris Russell and Matt Stajan scored for Calgary, which had won two straight.

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