Blackhawks top Stars, extend winning to streak

Chicago's Michal Rozsival tries to outrace Dallas' Alex Goligoski to the puck during the first period Monday. The Blackhawks rode a strong third period to the win.

CHICAGO — Andrew Shaw, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marian Hossa scored in the third period after Dallas rallied to tie it, and the Chicago Blackhawks went on to beat the Stars on Monday night for their sixth consecutive win.


Jonathan Toews netted his team-leading 21st goal, and Viktor Stalberg also scored for NHL-leading Chicago, which has points in nine consecutive games
(8-0-1). Ray Emery made 16 saves and improved to 16-1.


In Toronto, James Reimer made 31 saves, and Phil Kessel snapped a scoreless tie late in the third period as the Maple Leafs beat New Jersey despite recording only 12 shots.

Kessel broke the deadlock with a power-play goal at 13:28 of the third, and Jay McClement scored into an empty net with 36.6 seconds remaining to back the stellar goaltending of Reimer, who earned his third shutout of the season.

Toronto, aiming for its first postseason berth since 2004, is 9-1-4 in its past 14 games.


In Nashville, Tenn., Ryan Kesler scored two goals and Roberto Luongo made 36 saves to lead Vancouver.

Derek Roy, Jason Garrison, and Alex Burrows also scored for Vancouver, which has won five of its past six.

Nick Spaling and Bobby Butler scored for the Predators.


In Montreal, Scott Hartnell scored three goals and Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak.

Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and two assists, and Wayne Simmonds and Erik Gustafsson also scored for the Flyers, who matched their season high for goals as they try to make a late push for a playoff spot.



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