His goal at 3:47 of the second period was his first game-winning goal this season. Since being traded to Anaheim on Nov. 30, the 27-year-old center has a four-game point streak (two goals, three assists).
It was also a big game for Ducks goalie Ryan Miller, who made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season and 40th of his NHL career. He moved into a second-place tie with Frank Brimsek and John Vanbiesbrouck for NHL shutouts by United States-born goalies. Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings is the leader with 46.
Predators move up to No. 2
The Tampa Bay Lightning earned the top spot in the Super 16 power rankings again, but the Nashville Predators were hot on their heels thanks to an 8-1-1 stretch.
Stamkos, McDavid, Subban, Ovechkin lead All-Star Fan vote
Steven Stamkos (Atlantic), Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan), P.K. Subban (Central) and Connor McDavid (Pacific) were the leading vote-getters in their divisions in the first reveal of voting for 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote. Voting runs through Jan. 1.
Sharks unveil incredible shirtless Thornton bobblehead
Fans who purchase special tickets to the San Jose Sharks’ game against the New Jersey Devils on March 20 will receive an incredible bobblehead of shirtless Joe Thornton.
Top line leads Capitals past Blackhawks
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson each scored in the first period, and Wilson and Ovechkin each had four points in the Washington Capitals’ 6-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Fleury returns to practice for Golden Knights
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was a participant in practice for the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday for the first time since he sustained a concussion Oct. 13 against the Detroit Red Wings.
Kase scores highlight-reel goal against Senators
Ducks forward Ondrej Kase walked around Ottawa defenseman Cody Ceci, then deked past goaltender Craig Anderson and flipped a backhand shot in for a highlight-reel goal in the win against the Senators.
Maple Leafs honor Grey Cup champs
The Toronto Maple Leafs honored the Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts before their game against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday.
Nylander beats Smith with incredible backhand in Maple Leafs shootout win
Forward William Nylander stickhandled around Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith, then put a backhand shot past him for the game-deciding shootout goal to give the Maple Leafs a 2-1 win.