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>>Blackhawks Outlast Canucks

 

Jonathan Toews scored 3:21 into overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night for their season-high sixth straight win.

 

Alex DeBrincat scored twice before Toews ended it with his 24th goal to cap a flashy individual effort. Chicago's captain skated in from the blue line, slipped past Christopher Tanev with a quick move and snapped a shot past goalie Jacob Markstrom.

 

Brandon Saad also scored and Dylan Strome had three assists for the Blackhawks, who have climbed back into the crowded fray for a wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Patrick Kane had an assist to extend his point streak to 13 games.

 

The Blackhawks went 2 for 5 on the power play. Chicago has scored with the man advantage in 15 of 17 games and converted 23 of 57 chances during the stretch.

 

DeBrincat has 28 goals, matching his total last season as a rookie, and 10 goals in his last 12 games. The 21-year-old extended his point streak to seven games, with five goals and seven assists in the stretch.

 

Strome has clicked with DeBrincat after coming to Chicago from Arizona in a trade on Nov. 25, 2018. The two starred together as junior players with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.

Vancouver rookie Elias Pettersson scored a power-play goal with Markstrom pulled for an extra attacker to tie it with 1:52 left.

 

Chicago's Collin Delia made 40 saves, while Markstrom blocked 31 shots in his sixth straight start.

The Blackhawks host Detroit on Sunday afternoon.

 

>>Blues Blank Lightning in Overtime

 

Jordan Binnington made 32 saves, Brayden Shenn scored with 58.2 seconds left in overtime and the Blues won their fourth straight game, 1-0 over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

St. Louis is 10-4-1 since the start of this calendar year. Binnington has played a prominent role, going 8-1-1 with two shutouts since making his first NHL start on Jan. 7.

 

Schenn skated in from the left wing boards and beat Andrei Vasilevskiy for the win.

 

After Colton Parayko hit the post, Vasilevskiy stopped Schenn's in-close rebound while on his stomach with 7 1/2 minutes left in the first.

 

Binnington got a piece of Nikita Kucherov's shot off a faceoff midway through the second that also hit the crossbar. He also had an in-close save on Victor Hedman during a 2-on-1 early into overtime.

 

The Blues start a home-and-home Saturday with Nashville in St. Louis. The teams then play Sunday in Nashville.

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