Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarome Iginla scored the lone goal of the shootout, to send the Boston Bruins past the Anaheim Ducks by a 3-2 count at TD Garden. Carl Soderberg recorded his first NHL goal and Zdeno Chara tied the score late in regulation for the Bruins, who put a two-game losing streak to rest. Devante Smith-Pelly and Mathieu Perreault lit the lamp for the Ducks, who lost for the first time beyond regulation this season. Tuukka Rask and Jonas Hiller both made 21 stops in the game's first 65 minutes, but the former received some luck to pick up the victory. Iginla scored to start the second round with a wrister, then after Anaheim's Corey Perry and Soderberg traded misses, Rask was protected by iron when Ryan Getzlaf's chance clanged off the right post to end the contest in the hosts' favor.
Final Score: NY Rangers 2, Buffalo 0
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Lundqvist posted 29 saves to notch his second shutout of the season, as the New York Rangers racked up a season- high 46 shots in a 2-0 blanking of the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider each lit the lamp once for the Rangers, who earned their first home victory of the season after dropping a 2-0 decision to Montreal on Monday in their home opener. Ryan Miller allowed both goals in the setback, Buffalo's third in a row and sixth in its last seven games.
Final Score: Phoenix 5, Nashville 4 (SO)
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Mikkel Boedker scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round as the Phoenix Coyotes edged the Nashville Predators, 5-4, on Thursday at Jobing.com Arena. After the first eight shooters came up empty in the shootout, Boedker skated hard down the right side before lifting a backhander high over Carter Hutton. Thomas Greiss, who finished with 36 saves, then stoned David Legwand's wrister to send the Coyotes to their third straight victory. Phoenix trailed 3-0 after the first period, but scored four of the final five goals of the game to force an extra session. Shane Doan registered a goal and an assist, while Jordan Szwarz, Derek Morris and Antoine Vermette notched a goal apiece for the Coyotes, who won their 165th game under head coach Dave Tippett, tying him with Bob Francis for first place on the franchise's all-time wins list. Legwand registered a goal and two assists, while Eric Nystrom, Matt Hendricks and Paul Gaustad each scored once for the Predators, who have lost two straight and three of their last four games. Hutton allowed four goals on 25 shots in defeat.