Chicago Blackhawks keep record points streak alive at 20 games
APST. 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.
March 2, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Andrew Shaw also scored for Chicago, which was coming off a 6-0-1 homestand and improved to 9-0-2 on the road. The Blackhawks, who have won seven in a row overall, have earned 37 out of a possible 40 points this season with a 17-0-3 start.
Chicago has a point in its last 26 regular-season games since a loss on March 25, 2012, to Nashville.
Chicago, playing its first road game in 18 days, has won four in a row against St. Louis, which has lost three of four.
Crawford was pulled with an upper-body injury after making six saves in the first period. Emery made 15 saves over the final two periods.
Toews scored 12 seconds into the game.
Wild 4, Coyotes 3 In Glendale, Dany Heatley scored two goals and Minnesota used a rare offensive outburst to hold off Phoenix.
Jason Zucker scored 1:35 into the game on Minnesota's first shot and Heatley added one late in the period on its third. Heatley scored again in the second and Jared Spurgeon added his first goal in more than a year to put the Wild up 4-1.
The Coyotes rallied in the third period, getting a strange goal by Keith Yandle that caromed off the glass past goalie Niklas Backstrom and another score by Shane Doan with 59 seconds left.
Phoenix couldn't score again, though, sending Minnesota to its fourth win in five games.
Rostislav Klesla also scored for the Coyotes, but goalie Mike Smith allowed four goals on 19 shots before being replaced by Jason LaBarbera to start the third period.
Bruins 2, Senators 1, OT In Boston, Patrice Bergeron's goal at 3:39 of overtime, awarded after a replay review, lifted Boston over Ottawa.
Nathan Horton also scored for the surging Bruins, who won their fourth straight and improved to 13-2-2. Tuukka Rask made 30 saves, including a pair of stellar stops in OT.