CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford stopped 25 shots for his league-leading seventh shutout, rookie Artemi Panarin and Andrew Shaw scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Sunday night to end a two-game losing streak.
Crawford wasn’t consistently tested while earning his 19th career shutout. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks rebounded from listless road losses at Tampa Bay and Florida that followed a franchise-record 12-game winning streak.
St. Louis’s Brian Elliott made 23 saves in his eighth straight start since taking over for Jake Allen, who suffered a lower-body injury on Jan. 8. Elliott is 5-2-2 since entering in the second period of that game against the Ducks.
KINGS 3, SHARKS 2, OT
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Vincent Lecavalier tied it with 12.2 seconds remaining in regulation, Marian Gaborik scored in overtime and Los Angeles rallied past San Jose.
Drew Doughty also scored while the Kings earned their league-best sixth win when trailing after two periods and extended their lead in the Pacific Division to nine points over the second-place Sharks. Jhonas Enroth made 30 saves to earn his first win since Nov. 12.
Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks, who extended their point streak to nine games despite the loss. It’s the longest streak for San Jose since getting a point in the first nine games in the 2013-14 season. Martin Jones made 29 saves.
SENATORS 3, RANGERS 0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots for his third shutout this season and Ottawa snapped a two-game skid with a win over New York.
Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored for Ottawa and Anderson earned his 32nd career shutout.
Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves for the Rangers.
The 18,940 on hand at Canadian Tire Centre were treated to a goaltending duel for much of the afternoon.
Both Anderson and Lundqvist made a number of big saves to keep the game scoreless.
Leading 1-0 early in the third, the Senators got a little breathing room as Hoffman scored his team-leading 22nd to make it 2-0. Hoffman used Ryan as a decoy on a 2-on-1 and beat Lundqvist glove side.
HURRICANES 5,FLAMES 2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kris Versteeg scored twice to lead Carolina over Calgary.
Victor Rask, Elias Lindholm and Joakim Nordstrom also scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes led 3-0 early in the second period and chased Calgary goalie Karri Ramo. Eddie Lack made 33 saves for Carolina.
Calgary got goals from Jiri Hudler and Joe Colborne. It fell to 0-15 when trailing after one period.
Versteeg scored his first on a pass from Eric Staal to put Carolina ahead 3-0 at 3:50 of the second. He scored again on a power play with 8:47 left in the third for a 4-2 advantage.