NHL roundup: Blackhawks continue torrid start

Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist to help the Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, Sunday in Chicago, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.

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 on Tuesday when it hosts 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.

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Penguins 4, Sabres 3 — Defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left to lift Pittsburgh in Buffalo.

Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist and Sidney Crosby also scored and set up Martin’s goal.

Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its past 10 to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.

Crosby set up the goal by digging the puck out of the left corner and feeding a pass to Martin.


Rangers 2, Capitals 1 — Derek Stepan’s power-play goal early in the third period snapped a tie and completed New York’s rally to a victory over Washington at Madison Square Garden.

Brad Richards, benched for all but one shift in the third period of the Rangers’ shootout loss to the Islanders on Thursday, won a faceoff and then made a pass to Michael Del Zotto in the right circle.

Del Zotto quickly found Stepan with a diagonal pass to the left post, where Stepan scored while down on a knee.

Carl Hagelin tied it for the Rangers in the second period after defenseman John Carlson put Washington ahead in the first.

Wild 3, Red Wings 2 — Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker, and Torrey Mitchell scored in the second period to rally host Minnesota, which handed Detroit its third straight loss.


It was Minnesota’s first regulation win since Jan. 29 and just the second time it scored at least three goals in regulation over the last nine games.

Blues 4, Canucks 3 — T. J. Oshie and Andy McDonald scored in the shootout after each scored in regulation to lift St. Louis over host Vancouver, which had tied it on a late Mason Raymond goal.

Flames 4, Stars 3 — Steve Begin, Matt Stajan, and Roman Horak each scored their first goals of the season in the third period as Calgary overcame a two-goal deficit to beat host Dallas.