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 width=Patrick Kane extended his points streak to 26 games, Corey Crawford made 30 saves for his second straight shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Sunday night.

Kane, the NHL's leading scorer with 46 points, had the second assist on Duncan Keith's power-play goal midway through the first.

Dennis Rasmussen, Andrew Shaw and Brandon Mashinter also scored for the Blackhawks, winners of four of five.

Kane surpassed Sidney Crosby's 25-game streak, set in 2010-11, for the longest in the league since 1992-93. The Blackhawks right wing has 16 goals and 24 assists during his run, and a point in 29 of Chicago's 31 games.

Ryan Miller had 26 saves for the Canucks.

>>Avalanche Down Blues

 width=Semyon Varlamov had a season-high 42 saves Sunday and Jack Skille and John Mitchell scored in the first period to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Carl Soderberg added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds remaining to seal Colorado's fifth win in seven games.

Varlamov made 35 stops over the final two periods against the Blues, who fell to 2-4-1 in December. He robbed Jori Lehtera and Troy Brouwer from close range in the second period while protecting a 2-0 lead.

Skille and Mitchell scored in a span of 5:41 in the first period as Colorado converted twice on its first five shots against St. Louis goalie Jake Allen, who made 26 saves in a 3-0 shutout of Dallas on Saturday.

Allen finished with 15 saves against Colorado.

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