Chicago Blackhawks do it again, streak reaches 15
APCHICAGO -- Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each scored a goal and added an assist to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Sunday, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.
February 19, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
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 against Vancouver.
Mike Richards scored two power-play goals in the third period to pull the Kings within one after Chicago had built a 3-0 lead.
Blackhawks backup goalie Ray Emery made 25 saves. He lost a bid for his first shutout in more than three years when Richards connected 56 seconds into the third period.
Sharp, who led Chicago with 33 goals last season, ended a 10-game drought without a score.
Penguins 4, Sabres 3 In Buffalo, Defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left and Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist to lift Pittsburgh to a victory over Buffalo.
Sidney Crosby also scored and had two assists, including a pass that set up Martin's goal. Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its past 10 games to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.
The Penguins were forced to rally after squandering a 2-0 lead. Dupuis tied it at 3 with 5:17 left before Martin got his second of the season off a deflection in front of the net.
Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist, and Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo.
Blues 4, Canucks 3, SO In Vancouver, British Columbia, T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald each scored in regulation and in the shootout to lead St. Louis over Vancouver.
Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who closed a 3-0 road swing after a five-game skid.
Blues rookie goaltender Jake Allen made 28 saves and stopped the Canucks' Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows in the shootout.
Kesler and Henrik Sedin had their first goals of the season, and Mason Raymond also scored in regulation for Vancouver, which has lost two straight after winning six in a row.
The Blues led 3-2 lead early in the third before Raymond tied it on a power play with 1:47 left.
Rangers 2, Capitals 1 In New York, Derek Stepan's power-play goal early in the third period snapped a tie and completed New York's 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 last 18 regular-season games against the Rangers. New York is 5-1-1 in its past seven games.