NHL roundup: Blackhawks capture division

Brandon Saad scored in the fifth round of the shootout after Jonathan Toews tied the game with 2:57 left in regulation, and the Blackhawks clinched the Central Division title with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Friday night in Chicago.

Chicago increased its lead to seven points over Anaheim for the top seed in the West and leads the East-leading Pittsburgh Penguins by four points in the race for home-ice advantage throughout the postseason.


Viktor Stalberg beat Jimmy Howard early in the second period. Goals by Johan Franzen and Cory Emmerton late in the period gave Detroit a 2-1 lead, but the Blackhawks answered.

Senators 2, Devils 0 — Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Milan Michalek scored second-period goals and Craig Anderson made 33 saves for his third shutout of the year as Ottawa dealt host New Jersey its ninth straight loss.

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Ottawa, in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, leads ninth-place Winnipeg by four points. New Jersey is 10th, four points behind the Rangers for the final playoff spot.

Blue Jackets 4, Blues 1 — Former Boston College Eagle Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves as host Columbus snapped St. Louis’s season-high six-game winning streak.

Artem Anisimov, Ryan Johansen, and Marian Gaborik also scored for the Blue Jackets.


Ex-BU Terrier Kevin Shattenkirk scored the Blues’ only goal.

Stars 5, Predators 2 — Rookie Alex Chiasson, who played at BU, scored twice to give him five goals in as many games, and Dallas beat host Nashville for its fourth straight win.

Ray Whitney had a power-play goal and an assist, and Erik Cole and Tom Wandell added a goal apiece.

Taylor Beck and Bobby Butler scored for Nashville.

Flames 3, Coyotes 2 — Mark Giordano scored the winner 4:36 into overtime, and Calgary snapped a three-game home losing streak with a win over Phoenix. Jiri Hudler and Lee Stempniak also scored for Calgary.

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