CHICAGO – Dustin Brown converted his own rebound with 1:27 remaining, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
Brown’s first attempt went off the back of Blackhawks defenceman Johnny Oduya, but it bounced right back to the captain, who sent it past Corey Crawford for his 12th of the season. Anze Kopitar set up the score by winning a faceoff in Chicago’s end.
Kopitar also had a goal in the second period to end Los Angeles’ scoreless streak at 150 minutes, 35 seconds.
Michael Frolik had two goals and an assist for Chicago, which has lost two in a row. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews also scored.
The Blackhawks were without right wing Marian Hossa for the second straight game due to an upper-body injury. Hossa isn’t expected to play Tuesday night against Calgary, but could return this weekend.
Toews gave Chicago the lead when he beat Jonathan Quick with a rebound backhand early in the third period, but Tyler Toffoli responded with a quick tying snap shot.
Jarrett Stoll and Dwight King also scored for Los Angeles, which had been shut out in each of its previous two games. The reigning Stanley Cup champions have won four of six overall.
WILD 7, STARS 4
DALLAS (AP)—Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist and Minnesota extended its winning streak to six games.
Both of Parise’s goals came on bounces that barely made it over the goal line. Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen each had a goal and assist for Minnesota, which won for the first time in Dallas since March 21, 2003, snapping a 16-game losing streak in Dallas (0-11-5).
With the game tied 4-4 in the third period, the Wild got a short-handed goal from Kyle Brodziak at 12:38.
Dany Heatley added an insurance goal with 1:28 remaining Pierre-Marc Bouchard added an empty-netter with 16 seconds left.
Niklas Backstrom, who is 14-3-1 in his past 18 games and coming off a 2-0 shutout of San Jose on Saturday, stopped 22 shots for the win.
Jaromir Jagr, Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley and Philip Larsen scored for the Stars, who were playing their first game since longtime captain Brenden Morrow was traded to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
RED WINGS 3, COYOTES 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)—Pavel Datsyuk scored Detroit’s second power-play goal in the third period and had an assist, lifting the Red Wings over reeling Phoenix.
Datsyuk set up Johan Franzen’s tying goal in the second period and beat Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera with a one-timer midway through the third period, giving him 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in eight games.
Ian White also had a goal and the Red Wings scored on the power play for the eighth straight game to win for the fifth time in six games.
The Coyotes fell behind early again, lost the lead after fighting back and failed on a chance to tie with about 4 minutes left, when Detroit goalie Jonas Gustavsson stopped Lauri Korpikoski for one of his 29 saves.
Martin Hanzal and Rob Klinkhammer scored for Phoenix, which has lost six straight for the first time since 2009.
SHARKS 5, DUCKS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Brent Burns and Martin Havlat each had a goal and an assist, and San Jose sent Anaheim to its third home loss in four days.
Havlat snapped a 15-game goal drought, Joe Pavelski scored just his second goal in 19 games and added a late assist, and James Sheppard wrapped it up with his first goal of the season with 9:56 to play in San Jose’s final stop on a five-game trip.
Emerson Etem scored his second career goal and Francois Beauchemin also scored for the Ducks, who wrapped up a string of five home games in eight days with their first three-game skid of the season.
Corey Perry scored for Anaheim with 1:40 to play, but Dan Boyle scored on an empty net with 28 seconds left.
Antti Niemi stopped 24 shots for the road-weary Sharks, who begin a seven-game homestand Wednesday against Anaheim needing a strong push to make the playoffs for the 14th time in 15 seasons.
Viktor Fasth made 34 saves for the Ducks, who have hit the first skid in their remarkable season.
BRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2, SO
BOSTON (AP)—Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation, then put Boston ahead in the shootout as the Bruins held on for a victory.
Milan Lucic also scored for Boston, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit and improved to 11-2-1 at home this season.
Tuukka Rask had 23 saves through regulation and overtime, then stopped Nikolai Kulemin on the Maple Leafs’ last chance to extend the shootout, which Boston led 2-1 on goals by Tyler Seguin and Bergeron.
Rask had been beaten by Kulemin on a breakaway in the second period, but stopped him this time, knocking the puck away with his blocker and preserving the win for Boston.
Toronto held Boston to just six shots in the third period, but Boston got a goal out of one of them when Bergeron scored at 10:36.
SENATORS 3, DEVILS 2, SO
OTTAWA (AP)—Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give Ottawa a win over New Jersey.
Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa.
Andrei Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Devils as Martin Brodeur faced 14 shots.
New Jersey tied the game 2-2 at 6:05 of the third period as Zidlicky beat Bishop with a wrist shot from the left circle.
After a scoreless overtime, Alfredsson scored on Ottawa’s second shootout attempt. The Devils’ Travis Zajac tied it 1-1, then Zibanejad’s goal and Bishop’s save on Loktionov ended the game.
PREDATORS 3, OILERS 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville over Edmonton.
Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville, which its third straight.
Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.
Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers in their third consecutive loss.
Hall opened the scoring at 7:53 of the opening period. The goal was Hall’s seventh of the season.