NHL roundup: Penguins rally past Ducks

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Jake Guentzel had a hat trick, and Phil Kessel delivered the go-ahead goal in the third period Friday as the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a 7-4 victory and send the Anaheim Ducks to their 10th consecutive defeat.

Tanner Pearson scored a pair of third-period goals as the Penguins won for the 10th time in their past 11 games, a run that started after they lost a 4-2 decision on Dec. 17 at home to the Ducks. Anaheim has not won since that date, going 0-7-3 and dropping all six games on their-just completed homestand (0-3-3).

Kessel scored the game-winner unassisted at 10:21 of the third period, when he forced a Ducks turnover in the Anaheim zone and beat goaltender John Gibson for his 18th of the season.

Evgeni Malkin had a goal and three assists for the Penguins. Daniel Sprong, Nick Ritchie and Ryan Getzlaf scored for the Ducks.

Flames 4, Panthers 3

Michael Frolik collected one goal and two assists to lead the offensive attack, and David Rittich made 24 saves as host Calgary erased a two-goal deficit to beat Florida.

Frolik has collected eight points in seven games since being a healthy scratch for the Western Conference-leading Flames, who have won four straight games and are riding a 7-1-1 roll.

Mark Giordano, Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames. Mike Hoffman, Jonathan Huberdeau and Evgenii Dadonov found the net for the Panthers.

Jets 4, Red Wings 2

Winnipeg scored the game’s first three goals, then staved off a rally from visiting Detroit. The Jets won for the third time in four games, while the Red Wings lost for the ninth time in 10 games (1-7-2).

Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists to lead Winnipeg, which also got goals from Brandon Tanev, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little. Jets backup goalie Laurent Brossoit made 33 saves for the win, with Connor Hellebuyck taking the night off after seven consecutive starts.

Luke Glendening and Dennis Cholowski scored for Detroit. Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier stopped 23 shots.

Hurricanes 4, Sabres 3

Sebastian Aho scored twice as Carolina defeated Buffalo in Raleigh, N.C., ruining the return to PNC Arena of former Hurricanes standout Jeff Skinner.

Micheal Ferland and Justin Williams also scored for Carolina. Ferland and Teuvo Teravainen provided two assists each.

Skinner, Jason Pominville and Kyle Okposo scored for the Sabres, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

–Field Level Media

Jan 11, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tanner Pearson (14) celebrates after a goal against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period at the Honda Center. The Penguins defeated the Ducks 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (6) battle for the buck  in the first period at the Honda Center.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA Anaheim Ducks center Adam Henrique (14) and left wing Nick Ritchie (37) celebrate after scoring a goal as Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) reacts in the first period at the Honda Center.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Florida Panthers during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman TJ Brodie (7) and Florida Panthers center Micheal Haley (18) collide during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich (33) makes a save as Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson (19) tries to score during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano (5) celebrates his goal with teammates against the Florida Panthers during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) and Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) exchanges words during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN;  Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey (44) and Winnipeg Jets defenseman Sami Niku (83) celebrate with Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little (18) after his second period goal against the Detroit Red Wings at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN;  Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) looks for a rebound after Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) blocks a shot in the second period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN;  Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) gloves a shot from  Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) in the third period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA;  Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) celebrates his second period goal against the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres  4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA;  Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) celebrates with right wing Saku Maenalanen (8) after their win against the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres  4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA;  Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (53) reacts during theme against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres  4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA;  Carolina Hurricanes players celebrate their win against the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres  4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA;  Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (9) skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Buffalo Sabres  4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA;  Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) its congratulated by  defenseman Dougie Hamilton (19) after his second period goal against the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports