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Blackhawks beat Wild, win fifth straight

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CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane scored two slick goals, Corey Crawford made 27 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.

Ryan Hartman also scored for Chicago, snapping a 17-game drought dating to Oct. 28. Tommy Wingels added a short-handed empty-netter.

Matt Dumba scored at 5:56 of the third, spoiling Crawford's shutout bid on a screened shot from the right point. The Wild dropped their second straight after a four-game winning streak.


Jets return favor with shutout of Blues

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 shots for his eighth career shutout, Patrik Laine got his team-high 16th goal of the season and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 Sunday night.

Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey also scored for Winnipeg, which lost 2-0 at St. Louis the previous night. Morrissey also had an assist, and Andrew Copp and Jacob Trouba added two each to help the Jets improve to 2-4-1 in their last seven games. Hellebuyck's shutout was his second of the season.


Avs' Johnson banned 2 games for boarding

NEW YORK (AP) Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov.

Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for slashing and a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding in the second period of Colorado's 6-5 home loss Saturday night.


Sens' Anderson shuts out Habs outdoors

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Senators needed a big effort from their top players Saturday night, and they got it.

Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots for his 40th career shutout, leading Ottawa to a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL 100 Classic outdoor game. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Bobby Ryan and Nate Thompson scored to help the Senators get consecutive wins for the first time in more than a month.


Landeskog nets 3, but Tampa's run hits 7

DENVER (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning got a timely offensive boost from its defensemen to keep their winning streak going.

Anton Stralman had two goals, and fellow defensemen Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev also scored to help Tampa Bay beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win.


Flyers top Stars in OT, win sixth in row

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Shayne Gostisbehere and the streaking Flyers are full of confidence, and it's showing.

Gostisbehere scored twice, including the game-winner 3:50 into overtime, to lead Philadelphia to its sixth straight victory, 2-1 over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.


Ovechkin completes Caps' comeback in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) Following a game that probably should have left Barry Trotz frazzled, the Washington Capitals' coach walked into the interview room and smiled.

"Well, that was fun," Trotz said Saturday night after Washington rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period and beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime.


Rinne blanks Flames, keeps Preds hot

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Pekka Rinne didn't want to take all the credit after getting his 46th career shutout in the Nashville Predators' latest win.

The veteran goalie praised his teammates and the goal posts behind him after stopping 32 shots in his third shutout of the season as the Predators beat the Calgary Flames 2-0 Saturday night.


Zuccarello lifts Rangers by Bruins in OT

BOSTON (AP) Henrik Lundqvist has seen Mats Zuccarello's shot many times during practice so he knows how tough it is to stop.

Zuccarello scored a power-play goal 1:56 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.


Isles beat Kings in OT on Eberle's goal

NEW YORK (AP) The Islanders have been winning at home with regularity this season. Against the suddenly stumbling Los Angeles Kings, New York just needed some extra time.

Jordan Eberle scored 1:54 into overtime to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Kings on Saturday night, handing Los Angeles its third straight loss after an eight-game winning streak.

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