CHICAGO (AP) Jonathan Toews scored 51 seconds into overtime, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 1-0 on Monday night in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.
Crawford earned his second straight shutout and No. 14 for his career as the Blackhawks closed out a perfect 4-0 homestand. They also beat Tampa Bay 1-0 in overtime on Saturday night on Toews’ first goal of the season.
Taking advantage of the open ice for the NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime, Toews skated in and beat Frederik Andersen over his left shoulder.
The Ducks were shut out for the second straight game and became the first NHL team since the New York Americans in 1930-31 to be shut out five times in their first eight games of the season. Andersen finished with 23 stops.
ISLANDERS 4, FLAMES 0
NEW YORK (AP) – Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 shots for his second shutout in three starts, Frans Nielsen scored twice and New York cruised past Calgary.
Mikhail Grabovski and Cal Clutterbuck also scored and Kyle Okposo and Nikolay Kulemin each had two assists to help the Islanders improve to 4-1-1 at home this season.
Halak, making his fourth start, also had a shutout at Columbus last Tuesday night.
Grabovski beat Flames goaltender Joni Ortio with a snap shot on the power play with just under 6 minutes left in the second for a 1-0 lead. The Islanders then scored three in the third, with Nielsen make it 2-0 about 5 1/2 minutes into the period, and later capping the scoring with 1:50 left.
The Flames, coming off a 4-1 defeat at the New York Rangers the previous night, lost for the seventh time in nine games this season.
COYOTES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3
TORONTO (AP) – Max Domi and Shane Doan had power-play goals in the first period and Arizona held on to beat Toronto.
Kyle Chipchura added a power-play goal in the third for the Coyotes (5-3-1), while Klas Dahlbeck also scored for Phoenix, which topped the Leafs (1-5-2) for a third straight time dating back to last season.
Mike Smith made 24 saves to improve to 4-2-1 on the season.
Shawn Matthias, James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Rielly had the Toronto goals while James Reimer made 20 saves for his first regulation loss of the season.
Rielly got the Leafs to within one at 17:34 of the third with Reimer pulled for an extra attacker, but Toronto was unable to find the equalizer.