Stars top Caps in power matchup
DALLAS – Tyler Seguin scored twice during a four-goal second period and the Dallas Star took over first place in the Western Conference by holding off the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals 4-3 Saturday night.
The victory moved the Stars ahead of Chicago seven days after a 5-1 home loss to the Blackhawks dropped Dallas five points behind them.
"That was a tough loss for us," captain Jamie Benn said. "We got embarrassed. It wasn't fun at the time, which was probably the game of the year for us. We regrouped."
The Stars did so by beating the Wild in overtime, and then Chicago.
Dallas coach Lindy Ruff was impressed. "I thought we played a heck of a game," he said. "These last two games — they're both good teams, and we won them both.''
•DUCKS EDGE BLACKHAWKS: Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal at 2:16 of overtime, lifting the Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks in Chicago. Cam Fowler's shot was stopped by Corey Crawford, but Getzlaf poked the rebound under the sliding goaltender. Getzlaf's sixth goal of the season came with Andrew Shaw serving a bench minor for too many men on the ice. Jakob Silfverberg and David Perron scored in the third period for Anaheim, which dropped the first two games of the season series against Chicago in overtime. Frederik Anderson made five saves after John Gibson departed after two periods because of an upper-body injury. Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa left because of a left leg injury in the second period of Chicago's third consecutive loss. The defending Stanley Cup champions dropped to 4-6 since their franchise-record 12-game win streak. Brent Seabrook had two goals for Chicago, which eliminated Anaheim in the Western Conference finals last May. Crawford had 41 saves.
• BACKUP STEPS UP FOR PREDATORS: Backup goaltender Carter Hutton made 22 saves and Calle Jarnkrok scored twice to lead the Predators to a 5-0 victory over the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla. Miikka Salomaki, James Neal and Shea Weber also scored for Nashville. Playing in only his ninth game in place of starter Pekka Rinne, Hutton ran his record to 6-2-1 and picked up his second shutout.
• HURRICANES SURGE: Victor Rask scored twice to cap Carolina's five-goal second period and the Hurricanes beat the Islanders 6-3 in Raleigh, N.C. Riley Nash, Noah Hanifin, Kris Versteeg, and Andrej Nestrasil also scored for Carolina, which was celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its 2006 Stanley Cup season.
• WHEELER POWERS JETS: Blake Wheeler scored in regulation and in the shootout, leading the Jets to a 2-1 victory over the host Oilers.
• SHARKS ROLL: First-period goals by Matt Tennyson and Chris Tierney sent the Sharks to a 4-1 victory over the Coyotes in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks held Arizona to one shot on goal in the third period.
• LEAFS STOP SKID: Mark Arcobello scored his first two goals of the season 17 seconds apart, Brendan Leipsic got his first NHL goal in his first game and the Maple Leafs beat the host Canucks 5-2 to end a three-game skid.
•DEVILS TOP FLYERS: Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal 2 minutes, 58 seconds into overtime to lift the Devils to a 2-1 victory over the Flyers in Philadelphia. Joseph Blandisi scored in regulation for the Devils, who ended a three-game road losing streak to improve to 7-2-2 in their past 11 games. Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the Flyers to set a club record for rookies with a point in 11 straight games.
• SMOKING JACKETS: Boone Jenner scored twice, Cam Atkinson and Brandon Saad each had goals and the Blue Jackets beat the Senators 4-2 in Columbus, Ohio. Seth Jones had two assists and Joonas Korpisalo made 33 saves for Columbus. Atkinson also had an assist while the last-place Blue Jackets won for the fourth time in five games.