Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-2 for 7th straight victory
Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey and Adam McQuaid scored to help the Rangers finished their homestand at 2-2-1. Kevin Hayes added an empty-netter, and Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider each had two assists.
Kasperi Kapanen scored for the Maple Leafs. They had won four in a row.
Toronto had a season-high 56 shots, forcing Georgiev to be at his best throughout. He is the seventh goalie in franchise history with 50 or more saves.
Chicago’s second line of Kahun, Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat delivered once again to help the Blackhawks continue their surprising push after a lackluster first half of the season. Strome had a goal and two assists, and DeBrincat had three assists to extend his career-best points streak to eight games.
After Detroit pulled within one in the third period, Patrick Kane responded for Chicago with his 33rd goal. Kane made it 4-2 when he beat Jonathan Bernier low on the stick side with 3:33 left, extending the NHL’s longest active points streak to 14 games. Kane tacked on an assist on Jonathan Toews‘ empty-netter with 2:01 remaining. It was Toews’ 25th of the season. Gustav Nyquist and Christoffer Ehn scored for Detroit.
LIGHTMING 5, PANTHERS 2
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored 4:03 into overtime and Boston beat Colorado to extend its points streak to seven games.
John Moore also scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves to help the Bruins improve to 4-0-3 in their last seven. Nathan MacKinnon scored his 29th goal for Colorado, tying Gabriel Landeskog for the team lead. The Avalanche have lost seventh in a row (0-3-3), but earned a point with a third straight overtime loss.
Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves to help the Jets end their longest winless streak of the season and maintain the Central Division lead. At 35-18-3, Winnipeg earned its 73rd point to move two ahead of Nashville after the Predators‘ 5-4 overtime loss to St. Louis earlier in the day.
Jack Eichel scored for Buffalo.
Anthony Beauvillier also scored for Metropolitan Division-leading New York. The Islander won for the fourth time in five games and ninth in 12 (9-1-2).
Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild. They lost for the fifth time in six games (1-3-2).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko completed a hat trick 16 seconds into overtime and St. Louis beat Nashville to sweep a home-and-home set with their season-best sixth straight victory.
Nico Hischier set up all three goals to help the Devils snap the Hurricanes‘ three-game winning streak and hand them only their fifth loss (13-5-1) in 19 games. Pavel Zacha also scored for the Devils.
- Alexandar Georgiev
- Chicago Blackhawks
- East, Metropolitan
- Florida Panthers
- Nashville Predators
- New Jersey Devils
- New York Rangers
- St. Louis Blues
- Toronto Maple Leafs
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- Winnipeg Jets