>>Blackhawks Extend Points Streak
The Chicago Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games with a 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Bryan Bickell scored twice in the first period and Patrick Kane added a big goal in the third as Chicago (20-0-3) remained the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss. It also snapped a tie with the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-longest points streak in league history.
Ryan Suter scored his first goal with Minnesota, sending a power-play slap shot past a screened Corey Crawford in the third period. Kyle Brodziak then poked his own rebound to get the Wild within one at 10:32. But Kane beat Darcy Kuemper just 61 seconds later.
Brandon Saad had a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks, who host the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.
>>Kings Outgun Blues
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Kings scored five unanswered goals, four in the third period and one in the second, to earn a 6-4 victory over the Blues. Mike Richards, Jake Muzzin [[ MUZ-in ]], Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar [[ AHN-jay KOE-pih-tar ]] tallied the goals in the final period. It was the second time Muzzin hit the the back of the net in the game. Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals on eight shots and got pulled in favor Jonathan Quick. Quick saved five of the six shots he faced for the Kings, who improved to 12-7-and-2. St. Louis extended its lead in the second period on goals off the sticks of David Perron and Chris Stewart. Jaroslav Halak [[ YAR-oh-slahv huh-LOCK ]] was pulled in the third period for giving up five goals on 21 shots, while Brian Elliot gave up a goal on eight shots in relief. The Blues are 11-9-2.
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, New Jersey Devils 2
New York Islanders 6, Montreal Canadiens 3
Washington Capitals 4, Boston Bruins 3 (OT)
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Buffalo Sabres 3
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Edmonton Oilers 3 (SO)
New York Rangers 4, Philadelphia Flyers 2
Florida Panthers 4, Winnipeg Jets 1
Detroit Red Wings 2, Colorado Avalanche 1
San Jose Sharks 3, Vancouver Canucks 2 (SO)