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CHICAGO (AP) -Kris Versteeg broke a tie in the fourth round of a shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Carolina 3-2 on Wednesday night to end the Hurricanes' winning streak at four games.

With Carolina on a power play and goalie Cam Ward off for an extra attacker, the Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu scored with 26.5 seconds left in regulation to tie at 2.

Chicago's Jonathan Toews and Ruutu traded goals to open the shootout. And then the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane and Carolina's Jussi Jokinen also scored to keep it even.

After both teams failed on their next attempts, Versteeg beat Ward to give the Blackhawks the advantage. Chicago goalie Cristobal Huet then stopped Sergei Samsonov as the Blackhawks raced to the ice to celebrate the win.

Versteeg and Troy Brouwer scored in regulation for Chicago.

Rod Brind'Amour also scored for Carolina. With the point for the regulation tie, Carolina tied Pittsburgh for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 78 points, although the Hurricanes have one more loss than the Penguins.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Scott Niedermayer scored at 3:37 of overtime, Petteri Nokelainen, Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf also scored, and Jonas Hiller made 32 saves to help Anaheim snap a three-game losing streak.

Selanne opened the scoring late in the first period with his 21st goal of the season and 573rd overall, tying former Islanders star Mike Bossy for 18th place on the career list. Alex Burrows, Kyle Wellwood and Ryan Kesler scored for Vancouver.

Anaheim tied Minnesota and Dallas for ninth place in the Western Conference with 70 points, one point behind Edmonton and Nashville for the last of the eight playoff spots. Vancouver is fifth with 77 points.

OTTAWA (AP) - Mike Fisher beat Karri Ramo off a rebound at 2:38 of overtime to give Ottawa its fourth straight victory.

Brian Elliott made 22 saves for his fourth victory in a row, and Ryan Shannon and Chris Kelly scored in regulation. Cory Murphy and Adam Hall scored for Tampa Bay, and Ramo stopped 24 shots. The Lightning have lost four straight and 15 of 19.

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