NHL Roundup: Ducks slip past Devils, 3-2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Gibson made 29 saves and Troy Terry scored his first NHL goal and set up another, helping the sending the new-look Anaheim Ducks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday.
The Ducks have won two straight after a franchise-record 12-game losing streak.
Daniel Sprong also had a goal and an assist and Derek Grant, playing in his second game with the Ducks after being acquired Wednesday, got the insurance goal early in the third period. Grant scored on a setup by Terry, who was recalled from the minors Wednesday. The Ducks made four trades in a three-day span leading to their shutout win over Minnesota on Thursday.
Gibson was in goal for that one, and his only blemishes against New Jersey came when Marcus Johansson scored in close 6:50 after the opening faceoff and Jesper Bratt tallied with 56 seconds to play.
Sprong and Terry scored 1:28 apart against rookie Mackenzie Blackwood (11 saves) to give Anaheim the lead for good midway through the first period.
Avalanche 7, Kings 1
DENVER — Mikko Rantanen scored two of Colorado’s franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the Avalanche rolled past Los Angeles.
Colorado had six goals in a period for the first time since March 3, 1999, at Florida. Gabriel Landeskog, Tyson Barrie, Sheldon Dries and Colin Wilson also scored in the decisive period.
Dries’ short-handed goal made it 5-0 and chased goalie Jonathan Quick. Carl Soderberg got things rolling with a goal in the first period. Ilya Kovalchuk ended Varlamov’s shutout big with a power-play goal in the third.