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Morning jam: Ducks love home cooking

Ducks 4, Kings 3 (F/SO)

* Ducks: improve to 15-5 at home this season

* Ducks: won 4 of 6 following 4-game losing streak

* Dustin Brown (LA): Goal (15), assist; 9 points (6 G, 3 A) in last 6 games vs Ducks

Sabres 3, Devils 2 (F/SO)

* Devils: 7th straight loss (4 losses in OT or SO) - longest active losing streak in NHL; remain outside of playoff picture

* Devils: 2-7 in shootouts this season - most shootout losses in NHL

* Devils: have not been out-shot in any game during losing streak (out-shot opponents 221-156 including 39-26 today)

* Penguins: Clinch playoff berth with Devils loss

Blackhawks 5, Predators 3

* Blackhawks: clinch playoff spot (1st team in NHL to clinch this season)

* Blackhawks: 4-0-1 last 5 games

* Patrick Kane (CHI): 1 goal, 1 assists (20 goals this season, 2nd in Western Conference)

FROM ELIAS: The Blackhawks overcame a 3-2 deficit in the third period and posted a 5-3 win against Nashville that clinched a playoff spot for Chicago. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored the game-winning goal at the 10:32 mark of the final period, only 55 seconds after he assisted on Brandon Saad's score-tying goal. Toews has scored 12 goals in the 19 games he's played since February 28. The only NHL player with more than a dozen goals since that date is Alex Ovechkin (17).

Capitals 4, Lightning 2

* Capitals: won 4 straight and 8 of last 10 (8-1-1)

* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 2 goals (25); 8th consecutive season with at least 25 goals

* Ovechkin: 75th career game with 2+ goals (most since 2005-06 ... Ovechkin's rookie season)

* Vincent Lecavalier (TB): PP goal (8), assist; 7th multi-point game this season

FROM ELIAS: Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the Capitals’ win over the Lightning on Sunday, after scoring three times in Washington’s victory against the Panthers on Saturday. It’s the fifth time that Ovechkin has scored five goals over a two-game span in his NHL career but the first since 2009 (January 31: two goals vs. Detroit, February 1: three goals vs. Ottawa).

Wild 3, Blue Jackets 0

* Niklas Backstrom (MIN): 24 saves; 28th career shutout (2nd this season)

* Jason Pominville (MIN): goal (11), assist; 1st points with Wild since being acquired from Sabres

* Wild: end 3-game losing streak with victory

* Blue Jackets: 2nd straight loss following a 3-game winning streak

Panthers 2, Senators 1

* Dmitry Kulikov (FLA): go-ahead PPG with 9:14 left in 3rd period (2nd goal of season)

* Scott Clemmensen (FLA): 40 saves (season high), 1st win since Feb. 26 (had lost previous 5 decisions)

* Panthers: 4-1-0 in last 5 games

* Senators: 4th straight loss (all in regulation); outscored 13-5 during losing streak

Stars 5, Sharks 4 (F/SO)

* Alex Chiasson (DAL): 2 goals (3)

* Loui Eriksson (DAL): scores game-tying goal 9:14 into 3rd period (10)

* Stars: 2nd straight win following a 3-game losing streak

* Sharks: 7-game winning streak ends

Blues 1, Red Wings 0

* Chris Porter: 2nd goal this season (both have been game-winning goals)

* Porter: 3 points last 3 games (2 points 1st 15 games this season)

* Blues: 4th straight win following 3-game losing streak

* Red Wings: 2-4-0 in last 6 games overall