Cam Fowler scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in overtime, as the Anaheim Ducks snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.
Fowler fired in the game-winner from his knees at the bottom of the right circle just 36 seconds into overtime after Adam Henrique drove toward the net. It was just the third hat trick by an Anaheim defenseman in team history.
John Gibson stopped 24 shots for the Ducks. It was Anaheim’s first win since Oct. 17, when the Ducks defeated the New York Islanders. The seven-game losing streak was just one off the team record set in October 1996.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and Seth Jones had two assists for Columbus, which lost for the third time in four games. It was the second multi-goal performance of Dubois’ career.
Lightning 4, Senators 3 (OT)
Yanni Gourde scored 14 seconds into overtime as Tampa Bay finished off its comeback and defeated host Ottawa.
Gourde’s sixth goal of the season came shortly after teammate Brayden Point forced overtime late in regulation.
Point, who assisted on Gourde’s goal, scored on a power play with 26.4 seconds left in regulation. The Lightning went on a power play with 1:40 remaining in regulation after Mikkel Boedker was called for slashing.
Rangers 3, Sabres 1
Jimmy Vesey scored twice Sunday night for New York, which netted two goals in the first minute of the second period in a win over visiting Buffalo.
Neal Pionk and Vesey scored 19 seconds apart in the second period for the Rangers, who have won three straight.
Conor Sheary scored for the Sabres, who have lost four of five. The lone win in that stretch was recorded Saturday, when Buffalo scored its most goals in almost a decade in a 9-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.