Rangers are shut out on their home ice

In his return to Madison Square Garden, where he had played for three years, center Brad Richards scored the game-winner at 7:19 of the third period in the Chicago Blackhawks' 1-0 victory Wednesday night to end the New York Rangers' five-game winning streak. Scott Darling made 25 saves for his first NHL shutout. It was the first time the Rangers were shut out since Jan. 29, a 1-0 loss to Montreal.

• KESLER SCORES OT WINNER: Ryan Kesler scored 45 seconds into overtime as the Anaheim Ducks beat the visiting Los Angeles Kings 3-2. Anaheim took sole possession of the overall NHL lead with 97 points after rallying for its NHL-best 12th comeback victory when trailing after two periods this season.

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• The NHL suspended Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri four games for his hit to the head of Edmonton's Matt Fraser on Monday.

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