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Blackhawks beat Flames 4-1 for 3rd straight win

Blackhawks beat Flames 4-1 for 3rd straight win

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday, moments after clinching their first division title since winning the Norris Division in 1992-93.
The Blackhawks secured the Central Division crown minutes before the puck was dropped against the Flames when the Detroit Red Wings lost 4-3 at Philadelphia.
Antti Niemi made 25 saves for Chicago, and Tomas Kopecky, Troy Brouwer and Dustin Byfuglien had the other goals.
The Blackhawks won their 49th game to equal the team record set in 1970-71 and matched in 1990-91. It was their third consecutive win, their eighth straight regular-season victory over the Flames, and they improved to 105 points while closing within one of first-place San Jose in the Western Conference.
Ian White scored for the Flames, whose three-game winning streak ended. Their playoff hopes also took a blow, because they have just three games remaining and are level with the Colorado Avalanche for eighth place in the Western Conference.
Flyers 4, Red Wings 3
At Philadelphia, Claude Giroux and Arron Asham scored second-period goals to power Philadelphia to the victory.
Kimmo Timonen added a goal and an assist and Daniel Carcillo also scored for the Flyers, who had slipped to eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Brian Boucher made 31 saves.
Despite goals from Dan Cleary, Darren Helm and Pavel Datsyuk, the Red Wings lost in regulation for the first time in 13 games. Chris Osgood, making his first start in goal since Jan. 27, had 21 saves for Detroit.


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