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Panik's late power-play goal lifts Blackhawks past Senators
OTTAWA, Ontario - Richard Panik scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators Thursday night.
Panik scored on the power play on a one-timer off a pass from Patrick Kane with 3:01 remaining. Duncan Keith also scored and Scott Darling made 33 saves to help the Blackhawks get their second straight win.
Kyle Turris scored for Ottawa, and Mike Condon finished with 26 saves as the Senators squandered a chance to move in to first place in the Atlantic Division.
The Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead at 8:04 of the third as Keith's shot eventually found its way across the goal line.
Turris tied it on a one-timer from the right side on a power play with 8:37 remaining.
Tarasenko scores twice to lead Blues past Sharks 4-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals to give him 34 on the season and Zach Sanford added his first since joining St. Louis to help the Blues complete a regular season sweep of the San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 victory on Thursday night.
Scottie Upshall also scored and Carter Hutton made 19 saves as the Blues bounced back from a 2-1 loss the previous night in Anaheim with a crucial win over the team that beat them in the Western Conference final last season.
St. Louis remained two points behind Nashville for third place in the Central Division and four points up on Los Angeles for the second wild-card spot.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored the lone goal for the Sharks. Aaron Dell made 32 saves.
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