|Ducks score late in regulation, early in OT to beat Sharks 4-3|
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|Monday, 14 January 2008 01:32|
The Anaheim center seems to be getting the hang of it all right.
With the Ducks trailing by a goal, Weight scored with 28 seconds left in regulation, then defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored 33 seconds into overtime Sunday night to rally Anaheim to a 4-3 victory over San Jose.
Weight, who came to the Ducks in a Dec. 14 trade that sent Andy McDonald to St. Louis, said the rivalry is evident.
``They're a tough team. They're in our division, and I definitely felt it,'' Weight said. ``Being a new player here, you kind of get into new rivalries. We've played this team four times since I've been here and I felt the emotion before the game.
``So it's always fun to beat them.''
The defeat ended a 10-game road winning streak by the Sharks that equaled the second-longest in NHL history. The Ducks' win was their season-high sixth in a row at home.
In other NHL games Sunday, it was: the New York Islanders 3, Ottawa 1; Philadelphia 6, Washington 4; Colorado 4, Florida 3 in a shootout; Vancouver 4, St. Louis 3 in a shootout; Minnesota 4, Phoenix 1; Edmonton 2, Calgary 1; and Chicago 3, Nashville 2 in a shootout.
Anaheim has won five of six meetings against its division rival from Northern California this season: two in shootouts, one in overtime, and two in regulation. San Jose's victory came in a shootout.
Capping the Ducks' comeback from a 3-1 deficit, Beauchemin scored his second goal of the season and first in 41 games when he jumped into the play and one-timed a cross-ice pass from Todd Marchant between the pads of goalie Thomas Greiss.
``We didn't start the way we wanted to. We gave up a goal right away on their power play at the beginning of the first and we gave up a short-handed goal,'' Beauchemin said. ``Some nights we play good and don't win, but tonight was one of those nights where we didn't play our best and got the two points.''
Jeremy Roenick had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, and Torrey Mitchell and Milan Michalek also scored.
The 21-year-old Greiss, a German taken by San Jose as the 94th player chosen in the 2004 entry draft, got the start when Evgeni Nabokov finally got a night off. Nabokov had started all 43 of the Sharks' previous games this season.
Islanders 3, Senators 1
Marc-Andre Bergeron got his second power-play goal of the game early in the third and Mike Comrie scored later in the period for the Islanders.
Rick DiPietro made 31 saves for New York, which won its second game in a row to finish 2-1-2 on its five-game road trip, the team's longest of the season. The Islanders hadn't beaten the Senators in Ottawa since March 15, 2003.
Daniel Alfredsson scored a power-play goal in the second for Ottawa, which ended a four-game winning streak that included a 3-2 victory over NHL-leading Detroit on Saturday.
Flyers 6, Capitals 4
Mike Knuble had his first two-goal game of the season, and visiting Philadelphia got its seventh win in nine games.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored a goal in his first game since signing the richest contract in NHL history.
Michael Nylander's 200th NHL goal with 6:51 to play pulled the Capitals within one, but Kimmo Timonen added an empty-netter in the final minute.
James Dowd and R.J. Umberger also scored for the Flyers, who played their third game in four days.
Alexander Semin and Mike Green had goals for the Capitals.
Avalanche 4, Panthers 3, SO
Colorado's Milan Hejduk scored the winning goal in the shootout, Andrew Brunette had two goals and Colorado handed Florida its sixth straight home loss. The Avalanche also have eight straight road wins against the Panthers.
Jose Theodore made 30 saves for Colorado.
Olli Jokinen, David Booth, and Jay Bouwmeester had goals for the Panthers, who rallied from three one-goal deficits. Tomas Vokoun stopped 37 shots.
Canucks 4, Blues 3, SO
Daniel and Henrik Sedin combined for five points for Vancouver, and Alex Edler decided a shootout for the second time in four games.
Daniel Sedin had a goal and two assists, and twin brother Henrik had a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who rebounded from consecutive losses to Phoenix and San Jose and snapped a three-game road losing streak.
Low-scoring defenseman Christian Backman had a goal and an assist, and Paul Kariya had two assists for the Blues.
Wild 4, Coyotes 1
Josh Harding stopped 26 shots to lead host Minnesota to its third straight win overall and seventh straight against Phoenix.
Pavol Demitra, James Sheppard, Eric Belanger and Marian Gaborik scored for the Wild.
Shane Doan scored a power-play goal for Phoenix, which lost for just the second time in eight games.
Oilers 2, Flames 1
Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff each had a goal and an assist, and Edmonton stretched its winning streak to a season-high four games.
The Oilers (21-21-4) moved back to the .500 mark and have a winning record at home after taking the first four of a crucial five-game homestand.
Daymond Langkow had the lone goal for Calgary.
Blackhawks 3, Predators 2, SO
Patrick Sharp scored a second-period goal and then netted the winner in the shootout for Chicago.
Sharp and Patrick Kane and Sharp had goals in the tiebreaker, helping the Blackhawks snap an eight-game losing streak. Robert Lang also scored for the visiting Blackhawks.
Radek Bonk scored in the shootout for the Predators, and Marek Zidlicky and David Legwand had Nashville's regulation goals.