Ice Hockey - Bruins avoid Boston hangover with win over Ducks

The Boston Bruins pulled out a 3-2 shootout victory over the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL.

Ice Hockey - Bruins avoid Boston hangover with win over Ducks

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The Boston Bruins (Reuters)

Bruins 3, Ducks 2 (SO)

The Bruins played much of the game as if they had been partying late with the World Series-winning Red Sox the previous day.

Boston's victory ended Anaheim's three-game winning streak.

Bruins right winger Jarome Iginla, whose five-game point streak was halted, scored the only goal of the shootout, beating Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller as the middle of three shooters.

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, trying to force a fourth round, hit the post behind Tuukka Rask, ending the game.

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Rangers 2, Sabres 0

The New York Rangers won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden.

Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for his second shutout this season and 47th of his career.

The win starts a four-game homestand that will see the Rangers play eight of their next 10 games at the Garden.

New York improved to 5-7-0, and posted a season-high 46 shots on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, leaving Buffalo at 2-12-1.

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Coyotes 5, Predators 4 (shootout)

Phoenix center Mikkel Boedker scored in the fifth round of a shootout to lift the Coyotes to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators.

The Coyotes overcame a three-goal deficit after the first period and remained undefeated at home at 6-0-1 and 9-3-2 overall.

Center David Legwand had a goal and two assists in the first period as Nashville (6-5-2) took a 3-0 lead before the Coyotes recovered to tie the game early in the third period.

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