Monday's NHL Capsules
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Teemu Selanne had three goals and two assists, rookie Cam Fowler scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 Monday night for their eighth victory in 10 games.
Selanne scored his first penalty-shot goal in 18 years during Anaheim’s three-goal second period before completing his 22nd career hat trick on a power play with 4:49 to play.
The 40-year-old Finnish Flash had his ninth career five-point game for the surging Ducks, who stayed one point in front of defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago for seventh place in the West.
Ryan O’Reilly, Matt Duchene, David Jones and Paul Stastny scored for the Avalanche, who have lost 23 of 26 since late January.
Jason Blake also scored and Ray Emery made 31 saves while improving to 5-0-0 for the Ducks, who added to their improbable March run of nail-biting victories, thanks to their oldest superstar. Selanne is the fourth NHL player in his 40s to get a hat trick, his 13th with Anaheim and his first since Oct. 29, 2008.
Blackhawks 3, Red Wings 2, OT
DETROIT (AP) — Marian Hossa scored on a power play 51 seconds into overtime, lifting the Blackhawks to the win.
Henrik Zetterberg was called for hooking Patrick Kane with 3.7 seconds left, putting Chicago on the power play to begin the extra session. The Blackhawks took advantage on Hossa’s shot from the left circle — his first goal against Detroit as an ex-Red Wing — off a pass from Kane.
The Blackhawks improved their precarious playoff positioning with their third win in four games. They moved three points ahead of idle Calgary.
Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook scored in the first period to give Chicago a 2-1 lead that held up until Danny Cleary was credited with a goal early in the third that was later given to Zetterberg, who scored the second tying goal of the game on a shot that went off Chicago defenseman Chris Campoli.
Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom made it 1-all in the first period and became the NHL’s first 40-year-old defenseman with 60 points in a season.
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