x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Jarome Iginla’s shootout goal puts Bruins over Ducks

Boston topped Anaheim 3-2 to snap a three-game winning streak for the Ducks on Thursday night.

Jarome Iginla's shootout goal gave Boston the win on Thursday night. Jared Wickerham / Getty Images / AFP
Jarome Iginla's shootout goal gave Boston the win on Thursday night. Jared Wickerham / Getty Images / AFP

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Bruins 3, Ducks 2 (SO)

The Boston Bruins, playing much of the game as if they had been partying late with the World Series-winning Red Sox the previous day, pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Boston’s victory ended Anaheim’s three-game winning streak.

Bruins right winger Jarome Iginla, whose five-game point streak was halted, scored the only goal of the shootout, beating Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller as the middle of three shooters.

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, trying to force a fourth round, hit the post behind Tuukka Rask, ending the game.

Rangers 2, Sabres 0

The New York Rangers won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden.

Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for his second shutout this season and 47th of his career.

The win starts a four-game homestand that will see the Rangers play eight of their next 10 games at the Garden.

New York improved to 5-7-0, and posted a season-high 46 shots on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, leaving Buffalo at 2-12-1.

Coyotes 5, Predators 4 (SO)

Mikkel Boedker scored the lone shootout goal for either side as Phoenix (9-3-2) earned a win over Nashville (6-5-2).

The Predators owned a 3-0 lead after the first period thanks to goals from Matt Hendricks, Eric Nystrom and David Legwand. And even after two Coyotes goals in the second period to cut the deficit to one, Paul Gaustad’s score four minutes into the third period gave them a 4-2 edge.

But within four minutes Shane Doan netted a power play goal and Antoine Vermette tied it for Phoenix. Backup netminder Thomas Greiss made 40 saves for the Coyotes and blocked all five shootout attempts by the Predators.