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Dominik Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their seventh straight win.

 

Chicago's second line of Kahun, Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat delivered once again as the Blackhawks continued their surprising push after a lackluster first half of the season. Strome had a goal and two assists, and DeBrincat extended his career-best point streak to eight games with three assists.

 

After Detroit pulled within one in the third period, Patrick Kane responded with his 33rd goal for Chicago. Kane made it 4-2 when he beat Jonathan Bernier low on the stick side with 3:33 left, extending the NHL's longest active point streak to 14 games.

 

Kane tacked on an assist when Jonathan Toews added an empty-netter with 2:01 remaining. It was Toews' 25th of the season.

 

Gustav Nyquist and Christoffer Ehn scored for Detroit (21-28-7), which dropped its third consecutive game. Bernier made 31 stops.

 

It's the longest winning streak for Chicago (23-24-9) since it won seven in a row from Feb. 19 to March 4, 2017. The crowd of 21,941 - a season high for the Blackhawks at the United Center - roared as the final seconds ticked off.

 

The Blackhawks visit the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

 

>>Blues Outlast Predators

 

Vladimir Tarasenko completed a hat trick by scoring 16 seconds into overtime, and the Blues held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Sunday, stretching their streak to a season-best six games.

Tarasenko skated up the boards and across the slot before beating goalie Juuse Saros stick-side for both the victory and his 22nd goal this season. For Tarasenko, it was the 200th goal of his career, his fourth hat trick and his 10th career overtime goal.

 

Alex Pietrangelo and Tyler Bozak each scored a goal. O'Reilly and Jay Bouwmeester had two assists apiece for the Blues.

 

Jake Allen made 40 saves in his first appearance since Jan. 17 as the Blues took their second game in as many days from Nashville, following up a 3-2 win in St. Louis on Saturday. Allen, who has sat behind rookie Jordan Binnington, called it probably one of his longest stretches without playing since being in the NHL.

 

Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals, giving him an NHL-best 15 since Jan. 1. Roman Josi and Filip Forsberg also scored, and Ryan Johansen and Ryan Ellis had two assists each.

 

Nashville had tied it with a pair of goals over the first 6:10 of the third period, and it was Tarasenko who put the Blues ahead. He got the benefit of a bounce to beat Saros at 7:06 for a 4-3 lead.

Forsberg tied it up for Nashville at 12:53, and Tarasenko, who nearly scored within the final 80 seconds of regulation, could not be stopped in overtime.

 

The Blues have won seven of their last eight, pushing themselves into the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference. Nashville, which came in one point behind Winnipeg for the Central Division lead, had won six straight in this series on home ice, outscoring the Blues 26-8 with a couple of shutouts.

 

Now the Blues are 3-1 this season against the Predators with the final game Feb. 26 in St. Louis.

The teams combined for four goals over the span of less than three minutes early in the second.

The Blues host New Jersey on Tuesday night.

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