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Blackhawks extend gap, beat Red Wings

Blackhawks extend gap, beat Red Wings

The Chicago Blackhawks extended their lead in the NHL's Central Division with a 3-2 win over their nearest rivals, the Detroit Red Wings, on Friday.
Brent Seabrook scored the game-winner early in the third period when he fired from the blue line and overpowered Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard with a rising shot that sailed over his glove.
Marian Hossa scored and Jonathan Toews connected on a penalty shot for Chicago, which improved to 10-2-1 in its past 13 before a season-high crowd of 22,166 at the United Center.
Justin Abdelkader and Todd Bertuzzi had goals for the Red Wings, who now trail the Blackhawks by five points.
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RANGERS 4, PANTHERS 1
In Sunrise, Florida, Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist as New York downed Florida.
Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto, and Brandon Dubinsky also scored while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots for the Rangers, who have won six of seven going into Monday's Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers in Citizens Bank Park.
The win moved New York above Boston for leadership of the Eastern Conference.
Matt Bradley scored for the Panthers.
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PREDATORS 2, BLUES 1, SO
In St. Louis, Martin Erat scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give Nashville a victory over St. Louis.
Erat sent a shot high over the glove hand of Jaroslav Halak while Predators goalie Pekka Rinne kept the Blues scoreless on all five attempts.
Matt Halischuk scored for the Predators, while the Blues got a goal from T.J. Oshie.
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SENATORS 4, FLAMES 3, OT
In Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson scored his 400th career goal in overtime to complete Ottawa's comeback win over Calgary.
Alfredsson drove a slap shot from the left point past Leland Irving on a power play after Calgary was left short-handed when Rene Bourque was called for holding.
Erik Karlsson had tied it at 3-3 in the third period as Ottawa battled back from an early 3-0 deficit.
Nick Foligno and Zack Smith scored in the second period for the Senators.
Bourque, Curtis Glencross and Chris Butler scored first-period goals to give the Flames a good early lead.
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CAPITALS 3, SABRES 1
In Washington, Alex Ovechkin scored early and late in Washington's win over Buffalo.
One of Ovechkin's two goals was actually a pass attempt that got deflected into the net, but the Capitals captain has five goals in seven games, indicating he is emerging from the inconsistent play that has mirrored Washington's slow start.
Tomas Vokoun made 25 saves and Nicklas Backstrom scored his 100th career NHL goal for the Capitals.
Jochen Hecht scored for the Sabres.


Updated : 2021-03-06 10:32 GMT+08:00