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Blackhawks edge Sharks in high-stakes shootout

Blackhawks edge Sharks in high-stakes shootout

Troy Brouwer scored his second goal of the game 1:37 into overtime to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Thursday's clash between the NHL's top two teams.
Brouwer scored one of three first-period goals for Chicago, which took a 3-0 lead before the midway point of the frame but needed overtime to beat the Sharks.
Joe Pavelski scored twice and Manny Malhotra added another for San Jose, who saw their lead in the standings over Chicago cut to a single point.
Senators 4, Penguins 1
In Pittsburgh, Ottawa matched a club record winning streak of eight with a defeat of Pittsburgh.
Brian Elliot made 30 saves, while Mike Fisher, Chris Kelly, Jason Spezza and Nick Foligno scored for the Senators, who matched the Washington Capitals for the NHL's longest active winning streak.
Elliott has been in the nets for the last six Senators victories, allowing only six goals during that span.
Evgeni Malkin scored after just 1:34 in for the Penguins, whose lead over the Senators for fourth place in the Eastern Conference was trimmed to three points.
Coyotes 3, Flames 2, SO
In Glendale, Arizona, Phoenix blew a two-goal, second-period lead, but recovered to inflict Calgary's ninth straight loss.
Robert Lang and Lauri Korpikoski scored in the shootout for the Coyotes, after Keith Yandle and Shane Doan had given them an early lead in regulation.
Phoenix earned its 31st win of the season in its 54th game, the fastest the Coyotes have reached that total in the 30-year history of the franchise.
Mark Giordano and rookie Mikael Backlund scored for the Flames, who are their longest losing streak since dropping 11 straight in 1985-86.
Wild 1, Avalanche 0
In Denver, Martin Havlat's late goal saw Minnesota inflict Colorado's first loss in 20 days.
Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson was going for his third shutout in four games, but his shutout streak ended at 126 minutes, 24 seconds.
The Wild have won five of six games against the Avalanche this season.
Kings 4, Blue Jackets 1
In Columbus, Ohio, Anze Kopitar scored his 100th and 101st career goals as Los Angeles downed Columbus to tie a season high with its fourth straight win.
Matt Greene and Ryan Smyth also scored for the Kings, who have won five straight on the road.
Columbus' Antoine Vermette scored his 17th goal of the season midway through the third period.
Thrashers 4, Flyers 3
In Philadelphia, Jim Slater's second goal of the game lifted Atlanta over Philadelphia.
The Thrashers came from a 3-1 deficit to hand Philadelphia its first loss this season when up after two periods. The Flyers were 22-0.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Rich Peverley also scored for the Thrashers, who moved a point ahead of the Flyers, who entered the night in a four-way tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Claude Giroux, Arron Asham and Dan Carcillo had goals for Philadelphia.
Hurricanes 4, Islanders 1
In Raleigh, North Carolina, Cam Ward made 26 saves to help Carolina defeat New York.
New captain Eric Staal scored his third goal in two games as the Hurricanes won a third straight. Matt Cullen, Stephane Yelle and Jussi Jokinen also found the net for the hosts.
Matt Moulson scored his 20th goal this season with 4:31 remaining but the Islanders lost a third consecutive games.
Blues 2, Oilers 1
In Edmonton, Alberta, St. Louis handed Edmonton its 12th straight loss.
Eric Brewer and Alexander Steen had goals as for the Blues, who extended their peculiar record of being much stronger on the road than at home.
Dustin Penner scored for the Oilers, who are approaching the franchise record winless streak of 14 games set in 1993.
Edmonton, which has the fewest points in the NHL, have won only once in their past 16 at home.


Updated : 2021-04-12 08:27 GMT+08:00