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Ryan Getzlaf helps Ducks reach first place in Pacific

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
DUCKS CLAIM SOLE POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN PACIFIC DIVISION

Ryan Getzlaf had a season-high four assists to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the New York Rangers 6-3 and extend their point streak to seven games (6-0-1), including four straight wins. The Ducks (41-23-11, 93 points) moved ahead of the San Jose Sharks (42-26-7, 91 points) and Edmonton Oilers (41-25-9, 91 points) to claim sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division.

* Getzlaf, who leads the Ducks with 66 points (14 goals, 52 assists) this season, passed the 50-assist mark for the seventh time in his NHL career to extend his franchise record.

* Patrick Eaves (27-18-45), who was acquired by the Ducks in a trade with the Dallas Stars on Feb. 24, scored twice to extend his NHL single-season career highs for goals and points.

* Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves to improve to 8-0-1 with a 1.64 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and one shutout in his last nine games dating to March 7.

Video: Getzlaf's four assists power Ducks past Rangers, 6-3

 

SUNDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

DETROIT 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)

Dallas 2, NEW JERSEY 1 (OT)

Philadelphia 6, PITTSBURGH 2

WINNIPEG 2, Vancouver 1

ANAHEIM 6, NY Rangers 3

 

STARS, RED WINGS EARN OVERTIME WINS

The Stars and Detroit Red Wings each won in overtime to build on recent strings of success:

* Tyler Seguin scored a power-play goal 20 seconds into overtime as the Stars improved to 4-1-1 in their past six games. Seguin, who leads the Stars with 70 points (25 goals, 45 assists) this season, has reached the 70-point mark for the fourth consecutive season.

* The Red Wings overcame deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 before Andreas Athanasiou scored on a breakaway in overtime to power the Red Wings to a 4-1-1 record in their past six games. Jimmy Howard made 24 saves and improved to 13-3-3 in 19 career games against the Minnesota Wild.

Video: Stars rally late, top Devils in OT, 2-1

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Six players scored to help the Philadelphia Flyers (35-32-8, 78 points) move within six points of the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. … Mathieu Perreault had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to six games (4-6-10) and lead the Winnipeg Jets to their third consecutive home win. … New York Rangers forward Rick Nash scored for a fourth consecutive game (4-0-4). … New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene skated in his 700th NHL game. … Sharks forward Micheal Haley will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday for an incident involving Nashville Predators forward Calle Jarnkrok. … Devils forward Blake Coleman (Plano, Texas), who played youth hockey in Dallas, scored the first goal of his NHL career (17 GP) against the Stars.

 

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

Detroit @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-CR, FS-D+, NHL.TV

Florida @ Buffalo, 7 p.m., MSG-B, FS-F, NHL.TV

Nashville @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., SN, MSG+, FS-TN, NHL.TV

Chicago @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., TVA Sports, NBCSN, CSN-CH, NHL.TV

Arizona @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., FS-MW, FS-A, NHL.TV

Colorado @ Calgary, 9 p.m., SNW, ALT, NHL.TV

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD RACE TAKES CENTER STAGE

The six-game slate Monday features three teams aiming to gain ground in the tightly contested race for the second wild card from the Eastern Conference:

* The New York Islanders (35-27-12, 82 points) host the Predators (38-25-11, 87 points) at Barclays Center. The Islanders are two points behind the Boston Bruins (39-30-6, 84 points) for the second wild card. The Predators, winners of three straight games, look to strengthen their grip on third place in the Central Division.

* The Tampa Bay Lightning (36-29-9, 81 points) welcome the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks (48-21-6, 102 points) to Amalie Arena. The Lightning have won two consecutive games and look to end a three-game home losing streak (0-3-0). The Blackhawks 6-3-1 in their past 10 games, look to rebound from a 7-0 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

* The Carolina Hurricanes (33-27-13, 79 points) open a four-game homestand when the Red Wings (30-32-12, 72 points) visit PNC Arena. The Hurricanes have points in their past 10 games (7-0-3). The Red Wings are 4-1-1 record in their past six games.

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