NHL Wrap: Bruins rally, beat Ducks in shootout

NHL Wrap: Bruins rally, beat Ducks in shootout
October 31, 2013, 10:15 pm
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Carl Soderberg scored the Bruins' first goal in the second period. (USA Today Images)

While the Flyers were off Thursday, general manager Paul Holmgren was active and traded Max Talbot to Colorado to bring back former Flyer Steve Downie from the Avalanche (see story).

Friday, the Flyers will catch a break when the Capitals visit the Wells Fargo Center without top weapon Alex Ovechkin (see story).

Here's a recap of notable games from around the league on Thursday:

Bruins rally, beat Ducks
BOSTON -- Zdeno Chara scored the tying goal on a power play with under 3 minutes remaining in regulation and Jarome Iginla had the lone goal in a shootout to rally the Boston Bruins past the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Thursday night.

Carl Soderberg scored his first NHL goal and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for the Bruins, who mustered only one shot on goal in the first period. They never sustained much of an offensive attack but still managed to snap a two-game skid.

Devante Smith-Pelly scored less than 2 minutes into the game, Mathieu Perreault had a goal and an assist and Jonas Hiller stopped 21 shots for the Ducks. But they went 0 for 4 on the power play, dropping the league's worst unit to 7.3 percent (4 for 55). (See full recap.)

Rangers blank Sabres
NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves in his 47th NHL shutout, and the New York Rangers won their second straight and first at home with a 2-0 victory over the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Lundqvist made a late third-period save with the top of his helmet, deflecting the puck into the crowd, and then robbed Marcus Foligno with 1:20 remaining.

Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal in the first period, and Chris Kreider netted his second in two games in the middle period to give Lundqvist the only offense he would need to post his third win and second shutout this season.

The Rangers (5-7), who played 10 of their first 11 on the road, began a four-game homestand in workmanlike fashion. They recorded a season-high 46 shots on Buffalo's Ryan Miller, who was sharp throughout.

Buffalo lost its third straight and is a league-worst 2-12-1. The Sabres have been shut out three times. (See full recap.)

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