Ducks battle back to edge Jets
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Sami Vatanen scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.
Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal with 2:03 left for the Ducks, capping the first multipoint game of his NHL career with two goals and two assists.
Rakell and Ryan Kesler scored shootout goals to keep the game alive after Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane scored early for Winnipeg. Mark Scheifele missed in the sixth round before Vatanen beat Ondrej Pavelec.
Vatanen won it for his fellow Finn after a pregame ceremony honoring Teemu Selanne, whose No. 8 jersey was retired by the Ducks.
•PANTHERS RULE THE ROAD: Brian Campbell scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Florida Panthers got two more scores in the third period to beat the host Edmonton Oilers 4-2. Tomas Kopecky, Jimmy Hayes and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Panthers, who are 4-1 through five games of a six-game road trip.
•KINGS TO MISS PEARSON: Kings rookie forward Tanner Pearson is out indefinitely because of a broken left leg.
•GONE GOALIE: Goalie Steve Mason likely will be out for two weeks because of what the Flyers are calling a lower-body injury.