Jacob Peterson scored the game-clinching goal in the sixth round of the shootout, leading the Dallas Stars to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Chicago’s Alex DeBrincat and Dallas’ Jason Robertson scored in the first round of shootout. Afterwards, goalkeepers Marc-André Fleury and Jake Oettinger each stopped four shots. Oettinger stopped a fifth, by Jake McCabe, before Peterson faked Fleury and beat him between the legs for the win.
Dallas won its second straight game and fourth in the last five. The Blackhawks lost their second straight game.
Oettinger made 34 saves in regulation and won his eighth career shootout, the first this season.
Fleury, 37, made an impressive handful of saves in his 27 saves in regulation time, earning credit for his 71st career shutout and fourth of the season.
HURRICANE 5, PREDATOR 3
RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov had two goals and an assist as Carolina beat Nashville.
Brady Skjei and Jaccob Slavin each had a goal and an assist, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi also scored for the Hurricanes, who improved to 2-2-2 from the All-Star break. Martin Necas and Sebastian Aho added two assists each. Frederik Andersen made 28 saves.
Luke Kunin and Filip Forsberg scored for the Predators, who are 0-4-0 since the break. Roman Josi had three assists and Juuse Saros stopped 25 shots.
PANTHERS 6, WILD 2
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Mason Marchment scored three goals for his first career hat trick, leading Florida to Minnesota.
Anthony Duclair and Aaron Ekblad each had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves for his fifth straight win. Florida has won back-to-back games after a 15-day hiatus and is 16-3-1 since Dec. 29.
Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello scored for Minnesota, which had won six straight at home. The Wild lost in regulation at the Xcel Energy Center for the first time in 15 games since Nov. 18. Cam Talbot made 28 saves.
Florida leads the league with 4.14 goals per game, scoring 203 goals in 49 games, including shootout goals. The last two teams to take less than 50 games in a season to reach that record were the 2005-06 Senators (48 games) and the 1995-96 Penguins (41 games).
Jonathan Huberdeau set up many of these counts. With two assists, he has 51 on the season to become the first player in franchise history to record three seasons with more than 50 assists.