Friday, January 19, 2018
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Ducks coach no dummy with this timeout

BOSTON — Ducks coach Randy Carlyle felt his decision was simple: Call the timeout.

It worked out very well for his team Thursday night.

Josh Manson and Rickard Rakell scored second-period goals to lead the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Bruins.

Trailing 2-0 after the Bruins scored both goals in 13 seconds, Carlyle called timeout and his team came charging back.

"You're always looking for ways to motivate and stall the opposition when the momentum is all in their favor," he said. "You hope it does. Sometimes you do it and it doesn't have any effect and you look like a dummy. 'Why'd you do it?' "

Andrew Cogliano and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Ducks, who won for the seventh time in nine games. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots.

"When you call a timeout, there's not much that needs to be said," Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf said.

Zdeno Chara, Austin Czarnik and David Krejci had goals for Boston, which played a night after losing in overtime at Pittsburgh. It was the Bruins' fifth loss in six games (1-3-2) and kept them three points ahead of the Lightning for third place in the Atlantic Division. "Back-to-backs are tough, but we've got to be better," Chara said.

Boston's backup goaltender, Anton Khudobin, made 23 saves. The Bruins have won just one game that No. 1 netminder Tuukka Rask hasn't started.

Game highlights: Former Lightning forward Richard Panik scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:13 left in the third period to lift the Blackhawks over the host Islanders 5-4. It capped a frantic game that began with six first-period goals between the teams, three apiece. … Nic Dowd had a tie-breaking goal late in the second period and Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the third, lifting the Kings to a 4-1 victory over the Red Wings. Four games into their longest home stand of the season, the Red Wings, out of a playoff spot, have banked one point. … Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists, and Alex Pietrangelo scored the go-ahead goal as the host Blues beat the Devils 5-2.

Around the league: The Penguins, who entered Thursday the No. 1 team in the league, will be without top defenseman Kris Letang for "a couple of weeks" with a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan said.

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