Kane scores 3, Blackhawks beat Leafs for 10th straight win
TORONTO (AP) Patrick Kane had three goals for his first hat trick of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 Friday night for their 10th straight win.
Artemi Panarin also scored and assisted on two of Kane's goals for the Blackhawks. Scott Darling made 28 saves to earn the win in net for Chicago while Corey Crawford took the night off after a 2-1 win in Montreal the night before.
Kane, who added an assist for a four-point night, now has an NHL-leading 28 goals on the season.
The win puts Chicago in first in the Central Division, a point ahead of the Dallas Stars, who played at Anaheim later Friday night.
Morgan Rielly scored for Toronto, which has lost four in a row. James Reimer stopped 25 shots.