Leafs get edged by Kings in a shootout
Drew Doughty and Dustin Brown were happy to have a couple bounces go the Kings’ way.
Brown scored the only goal of a shootout last night and Los Angeles wrapped up a road trip with a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Doughty set up the first goal when he fired the puck into the offensive zone along the glass, only to have it kick off a stanchion and directly out in front. Justin Williams calmly collected it and beat Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer high at 7:54.
Doughty later held in a puck that appeared to trickle out over the blue line but was ruled to have stayed in, setting up a series of passes that put the goal on Brown’s stick. He converted at 14:58.
John-Michael Liles and Matt Frattin scored for Toronto, which has two wins in the last nine games.
Stars 5, Ducks 3 - Michael Ryder scored the go-ahead goal at 6:42 of the third period after host Dallas had wasted a three-goal lead, and the Stars went on to victory over Anaheim.
With the game even at 3, Ryder skated up the middle and converted Loui Eriksson’s setup for Ryder’s 11th of the season.
Canucks 4, Wild 0 - Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kessler, Alex Burrows, and Jannik Hansen scored as host Vancouver shut out first-place Minnesota.
Avalanche 3, Flyers 2 - Ryan O’Reilly scored in the first round of a shootout and Colorado beat Philadelphia for its sixth consecutive victory at home.
The Flyers tied it in the final minute of regulation with their goalie pulled, on Wayne Simmonds’s 10th goal of the season.
Red Wings 3, Oilers 2 - Drew Miller scored with 4:15 remaining in the third period to lift visiting Detroit over Edmonton.
Dan Cleary and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Red Wings, who have won 12 of its last 15 games.
Ryan Jones and Jordan Eberle had Edmonton’s goals. The Oilers have lost four in a row and nine of 11.