Blackhawks extend points streak to 20 in win over Blues

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Chicago's Brandon Saad (right) tries to slip past St. Louis' Kris Russell during the first period of Thursday's game. The Blackhawks are now 9-0-2 on the road.  JEFF ROBERSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Chicago's Brandon Saad (right) tries to slip past St. Louis' Kris Russell during the first period of Thursday's game. The Blackhawks are now 9-0-2 on the road.

ST. LOUIS — Jonathan Toews scored twice, and Ray Emery and Corey Crawford combined on a shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 20 games with a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

The Blackhawks have won seven in a row overall and earned 37 out of a possible 40 points this season with a 17-0-3 start.

JETS 3, DEVILS 1

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Andrew Ladd scored 8 seconds into the game, tying a franchise record, and finished with two goals and an assist to lead Winnipeg.

Blake Wheeler added an empty-net goal for the Jets, who have won three in a row and five of six.

RANGERS 4, LIGHTNING 1

In New York, , Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan scored in a one-sided first period, and the suddenly healthy Rangers ended a four-game losing streak.

Defenseman Marc Staal added just the eighth power-play goal of the season in the second period for New York, which completed a three-game, season-series sweep of the Lightning.

HURRICANES 4, PENGUINS 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Jiri Tlusty had two goals and an assist as Carolina beat Pittsburgh in ex-Penguin Jordan Staal’s first game against his former team.

Eric Staal had a goal and two assists and Alexander Semin added two assists.

SABRES 4, PANTHERS 3 (SO)

In Sunrise, Fla., Nathan Gerbe scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 38 saves and Buffalo beat struggling Florida.

OILERS 5, STARS 1

In Dallas, Ales Hemsky had a goal and two assists and Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Jeff Petry and Ben Eager also scored in Edmonton’s victory.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, ISLANDERS 4 (OT)

In Uniondale, N.Y., Nazem Kadri notched his first career hat trick and Dion Phaneuf scored at 1:11 of overtime for Toronto.

Phaneuf’s fourth goal of the season lifted Toronto to its third consecutive win and fourth in five games at New York.

BRUINS 2, SENATORS 1 (OT)

In Boston, Patrice Bergeron scored the winning goal with 1:21 left in the extra period after a replay review, lifting the surging Bruins, which are now 13-2-2 this season.


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