Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in a shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied late to earn their seventh straight victory with a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday in Newark, N.J.
Bryan Bickell and Duncan Keith had goals in regulation for Chicago, whose winning streak matches the NHL high for this season. Scott Darling made 22 saves, including two stops in the shootout.
The loss spoiled the first NHL start for Devils goalie Keith Kincaid, who made 37 saves, but was no match for the Chicago stars in the shootout.
Wild 5, Islanders 4 - Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by Minnesota against New York in St. Paul, Minn.
The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission, but they were fired up midway through the game. Defenseman Keith Ballard was sent to a hospital after his head bounced hard on the ice, following a hit by Matt Martin.
Canadiens 3, Canucks 1 - Tomas Plekanec scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lead Montreal over Vancouver.
Before the game, the Canadiens honored the late Jean Beliveau with a video tribute, moment of silence, and lengthy standing ovation. The Canadiens great died last Tuesday at 83. Beliveau's wife, his daughter, and his granddaughters were in attendance.
Bryzgalov a Duck
Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov agreed to a one-year, $2.88 million contract to return to the Anaheim Ducks.
The former Flyer, 34, backed up Jean-Sebastien Giguere on the Ducks' only Stanley Cup championship team in 2007.
- Associated Press