Ducks keep hex on Flames
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry scored two goals apiece, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from a third-period deficit for their 21st consecutive home victory over the Calgary Flames 5-3 Tuesday night.
Captain Ryan Getzlaf tied a franchise record with five assists for the Ducks, who haven't lost a regular-season game to Calgary at Honda Center since Jan. 19, 2004.
The Ducks' home streak against the Flames is the NHL's longest in a two-team series since Philadelphia won an NHL-record 23 straight over Pittsburgh in the 1980s.
Michael Frolik scored two goals and Sam Bennett had a goal and an assist for the Flames, who couldn't complete their first three-game winning streak of the season. Karri Ramo stopped 27 shots for Calgary.
•SENATORS OUTLAST STARS: Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored two third-period goals and the Senators held off the Stars for a 7-4 victory in Dallas. Ottawa was outshot 37-20 but scored three unassisted goals after takeaways, one on the power play and another shorthanded, by Pageau. NHL leader Jamie Benn scored his 15th and 16th goals for Dallas.
•TOP EXECUTIVE LEAVES NHL: John Collins, the chief operating officer of the NHL, is stepping down after seven years on the job. The NHL said Collins is leaving to pursue a new business opportunity. Collins joined the league in 2006 and had been COO since August 2008. Commissioner Gary Bettman praised Collins for his work building partnerships that led to "significant revenue growth" for the NHL.
•GERBE OUT 4-6 WEEKS: The Hurricanes expect forward Nathan Gerbe to miss four to six weeks because of a lower-body injury. General Manager Ron Francis said Gerbe was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Sunday. Gerbe was injured Sunday on a hit in the corner from Los Angeles forward Kyle Clifford.