Kane has goal, assist as Blackhawks beat Flames 4-1
CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane scored and had an assist in Chicago's quick three-goal outburst in the second period, and the Blackhawks beat the Calgary flames 4-1 Sunday night.
Rookie Artemi Panarin and Marian Hossa also scored in the Blackhawks' 1:55 blitz in the second to help lift Chicago to its second win in two nights and third win its last four contests. Jonathan Toews added an empty-netter with 37.4 seconds left
Kane, who took over the NHL lead in goals (13) and points (28) has scored a goal in seven consecutive games and a point in 13 straight. He has 10 goals and 12 assists during his run to the top of the NHL scoring list.
Chicago backup Scott Darling made 25 saves in his fourth start. No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford got the night off following the Blackhawks' 4-2 win on Saturday in St. Louis.
David Jones scored for Calgary, which finished a four-game road trip at 1-3. Karri Ramo finished with 37 saves.
Panarin, Kane's linemate, has four goals and seven points in his last five games. Hossa's goal was just his second this season and first in a month.
Jones opened the scoring at 3:41 of the second when he outmuscled Chicago defenseman Trevor Daley at the edge of the crease and punched in a rebound. Darling made a pad save on Joe Colborne's initial shot from the slot.
The Blackhawks then took charge with three goals in a 1:55 span.
Kane tied it 1 all from a scrum at 6:37. After Trevor van Riemsdyk's initial shot, Kane pounced on a loose puck at the right edge of the crease and chipped a backhander high into net.
Hossa put Chicago ahead 1:03 later on a flipping, one-timer from the top of the slot that ticked in off Ramo's glove.
Set up by Kane's feed from behind the net, Panarin made it 3-1 just 52 seconds after that when he fired from the low edge of the left circle.
Darling made a left pad save on Matt Stajan, who broke in alone early in the third period, to preserve Chicago's two-goal lead. He also was sharp during a late Calgary push when Stajan's shot with four minutes left hit the post.
Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook went to the dressing room late in the second after a deflected shot by Calgary's Michael Frolik hit him in the forehead and cut him. Seabrook returned for the third.
NOTES: In his second game back after missing 10 following knee surgery (right meniscus), Keith, had 24:13 of ice time to lead the team for the second straight night. The two-time Norris Trophy winner had of 27:34 of ice time at St. Louis on Saturday night. … Calgary F Johnny Gaudreau, a finalist for the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) last season, played in his 100th game. … The Blackhawks start a six-game road trip, their longest this season, Wednesday at Edmonton. They won't play at home again until Dec. 1 as the circus takes over the United Center. … Chicago F Andrew Desjardins was a scratch for the second straight game after playing in the Blackhawks first 16. … A moment of silence for the Paris attack victims was held before the game.