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Ryan Getzlaf helps Ducks reach first place in Pacific

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

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



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



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



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.



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



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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