NHL: Chicago ties mark, notches point in 16th straight game

2013-02-20T00:00:00Z NHL: Chicago ties mark, notches point in 16th straight gameThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night to give them 16 straight games with at least one point, matching the NHL record to start a season.

Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw scored in the tiebreaker for the Blackhawks (13-0-3), who earned their third consecutive win and joined the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks as the only teams to record at least one point in the first 16 games of a season.

Chicago will go for the record Friday night when it hosts San Jose for the second time in a week. But it could be without Marian Hossa for that one after the star forward had to be helped off the ice during the third period following a forearm to the back of the head from Vancouver forward Jannik Hansen.

Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa each scored in the final 2:42 of regulation for the Canucks, who opened a four-game trip with their third consecutive loss. Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist, and twin brother Henrik Sedin had two assists.

• Jets 2, Sabres 1: In Buffalo, N.Y., Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves to help Winnipeg snap a three-game skid. Andrew Ladd's goal that made it 2-0 early in the second period stood up as the winner, and Bryan Little also scored for the Jets.

• Canadiens 3, Rangers 1: In New York, Alex Galchenyuk snapped a tie early in the third period, and Montreal held on for its fifth consecutive win. The Canadiens had 18 shots and made the most of very little offense against Henrik Lundqvist.

• Lightning 4, Maple Leafs 2: In Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos scored his 10th goal, Benoit Pouliot had three assists and the Lightning won. Vincent Lecavalier, Alexander Killorn and Matthew Carle also scored for Tampa Bay.

• Senators 3, Islanders 1: In Ottawa, Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals and Craig Anderson made 37 saves for the Senators. Colin Greening also scored for Ottawa.

• Predators 4, Red Wings 3, OT: In Nashville, Tenn., Shea Weber scored 44 seconds into overtime to give the Predators a win over slumping Detroit. Craig Smith, Gabriel Bourque and Roman Josi also scored for Nashville, which had lost its last two games.

• Sharks 2, Blues 1: In St. Louis, Antti Niemi made 25 saves and Tim Kennedy scored in the third period to help San Jose end a seven-game winless streak.

• Kings 3, Oilers 1: In Edmonton, Alberta, Jeff Carter scored with 50 seconds left and Jarret Stoll added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds remaining for the Kings.

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