Blackhawks top Kings, extend points streak

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Chicago's Sheldon Brookbank (right) and Los Angles' Jordan Nolan (center) mix it up. The Blackhawks, who have yet to suffer a regulation loss, topped the Kings.  JOHN SMIERCIAK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chicago's Sheldon Brookbank (right) and Los Angles' Jordan Nolan (center) mix it up. The Blackhawks, who have yet to suffer a regulation loss, topped the Kings.

CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Sunday, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.

Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks (12-0-3), who matched the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the second-longest season-opening points streak in NHL history. Chicago is one away from the league record, set by Anaheim in 2006-07, and will try to match the mark Tuesday when it hosts Vancouver.


In Buffalo, N.Y., defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left to lift Pittsburgh over the Sabres.

Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist and Sidney Crosby also scored and set up Martin’s goal. Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third in a row and improved to 8-2 in its past 10 to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.


In New York, Derek Stepan’s power-play goal early in the third period snapped a tie and completed the Rangers’ rally past Washington.

Washington, which lost to New York in the second round of last year’s playoffs, had been 11-5-2 in its past 18 regular-season games against the Rangers. New York is 5-1-1 in its past seven games.


In St. Paul, Minn., Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker and Torrey Mitchell all scored in the second period to rally Minnesota over Detroit.

It was Minnesota’s first regulation win since Jan. 29 and just the second time it scored at least three goals in regulation over the past nine games.

Damien Brunner and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit, which has lost three in a row for the first time since March 10-21 of last season.


In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brad Marchand scored 36 seconds into the third period to lift Boston to a win over the Jets.

Tyler Seguin and Daniel Paille also scored, and Patrice Bergeron had two assists for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 for Boston to earn his seventh win of the season.


In Dallas, Steve Begin, Matt Stajan and Roman Horak each scored their first goals of the season in the third period and Calgary overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Dallas.

Michael Cammalleri also scored for Calgary and Joey MacDonald made 27 saves.

Antoine Roussel, Reilly Smith and Ryan Garbutt scored second-period goals for Dallas.

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