Ice Hockey - Blackhawks extend record points run

The Chicago Blackhawks record points streak in the NHL reached 22 games with a 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

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Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa celebrates (Reuters)

Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 1 (SO)

The Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL record to 22 consecutive games with a point to start a season with a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.

Patrick Kane had the only goal of the shootout after tying the score on a power play with a little over two minutes left in regulation.

Goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 32 shots for Chicago (19-0-3).

Tomas Tatar scored for Detroit (10-9-1) and Jimmy Howard had 32 saves.

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Canadiens 4, Bruins 3

David Desharnais scored twice and Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist in the third period as the Montreal Canadiens rallied to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

Montreal ended Boston's six-game winning streak and reclaimed the lead in the Eastern Conference standings in a tight game befitting of the longtime rivals. The scoring went back-and-forth, the hits were hard and frequent and there were two fights worthy of the generations of dislike between the two clubs.

The Bruins won the fights, but the Canadiens took the two points after trailing 3-2 entering the third period. Pacioretty scored his eighth goal of the season, tying the game at 3-all 5:31 into the third, then set up Desharnais with a pass for a quick wrist shot that beat Boston goalie Tuukka Rask.

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Stars 4, Blues 1

After a disappointing 5-1 home loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, the Dallas Stars were intent on finishing a two-game homestand on a high note.

Mission accomplished. The Stars rolled to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues at American Airlines Center on Sunday before 16,633 fans.

Dallas got a goal and two assists from Derek Roy. Erik Cole scored his first goal for the Stars since coming over in a trade with Montreal on Tuesday, and Loui Eriksson and Jaromir Jagr added third-period goals.

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced for his eighth win of the season.

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Islanders 3, Senators 2 (SO)

Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored during the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators at Nassau Coliseum.

Nielsen opened the shootout with a goal past Robin Lehner, and Evgeni Nabokov made two saves before Tavares decked Lehner and got the puck past him into the right corner for the win.

Nabokov made 25 saves. Lehner, making just his second start of the season, made 28 saves.

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Blue Jackets 2, Avalanche 1 (OT)

Artem Anisimov's goal at 2:26 of overtime sent the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 overtime win over Colorado at Nationwide Arena.

Vinny Prospal also scored for the Blue Jackets, his club-high eighth of the season, while goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 18 saves for only his second win since Jan. 28

Anisimov, who left the game in the first period when he was struck in the leg by a Ryan O'Reilly shot, was stationed low in the right circle as the Blue Jackets surrounded the goal with a 4-on-3 advantage.

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Hurricanes 3, Panthers 2

The Carolina Hurricanes lost their starting goalie Cam Ward in the second period to an apparent leg injury but swept a home-and-home weekend series, beating the Florida Panthers 3-2 at the BB&T center.

The Hurricanes lead the Southeast Division with 25 points. The Panthers, with 17 points, are tied for last with the Capitals.

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Wild 4, Oilers 2

Dany Heatley, Charlie Coyle and Mikko Koivu scored third-period goals for the Minnesota Wild, helping them earn two crucial Northwest Division points in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Minnesota (11-8-2) dominated play for much of the game, outshooting the Oilers 18-0 in the second period alone, but could not break things open until the opening seconds of the final period when Koivu notched his fourth goal of the season.

Magnus Paajarvi and Sam Gagner scored for Edmonton (8-9-4), and goalie Devan Dubnyk had 39 saves, but the Oilers lost their second game in a row.

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Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (SO)

Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan scored in the shootout to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres after a wild third period sent the teams to overtime at Madison Square Garden.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped chances by Jason Pominville and Tyler Ennis to give the Rangers their second straight win, sparked after forward Brad Richards was sent headfirst into the boards early in the third period by Buffalo's Patrick Kaleta.

Nash got the Rangers going, scoring one goal in regulation, one in the shootout and adding an assist. Derek Stepan also scored for the Rangers (10-8-2) while Marian Gaborik had two assists.

Drew Stafford and Nathan Gerbe scored in regulation for the Sabres (9-12-2), who were missing leading scorer Thomas Vanek for the second straight game with an upper-body injury.

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Flames 4, Canucks 2

The Vancouver Canucks arrived at the Scotiabank Saddledome with little time to spare and nothing to show for their efforts after a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames.

The Canucks' late-night charter on Saturday had been postponed due to ice issues in Calgary, and they finally arrived at the rink less than two hours before the puck dropped in the latest installment of the Northwest Division rivalry.

They looked tired, too, as the Flames controlled the play for large chunks of the third period, getting the game-winner from captain Jarome Iginla.

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