Kane, Blackhawks edge Red Wings
The Chicago Blackhawks got a goal and an assist from Patrick Sharp, and Patrick Kane broke a tie late in the second period in a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday in Detroit.
It was the Blackhawks’ third straight victory after a three-game losing streak, which came after a four-game winning streak that followed a nine-game skid.
“You know over the course of a season you’re going to have some good stretches and some tough stretches,’’ Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “We extended our last [tough stretch] too far.’’
Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit, which fell to 27-4-2 at home. Jimmy Howard made four saves before leaving after the first period because of a lower-body injury. Joey MacDonald stopped 12 shots in the final two periods.
Panthers 4, Senators 2 - Marcel Goc, Krys Barch, and Mikael Samuelsson scored second-period goals as Florida rallied to beat visiting Ottawa for the first time in 10 games.
Jared Cowen and Chris Neil scored in the first for Ottawa, and Robin Lehner stopped 24 shots.
Flyers 1, Capitals 0 - Eric Wellwood scored less than a minute after Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette called a timeout to give his players an earful, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 34 saves, leading the Flyers to victory in Washington.
Islanders 1, Devils 0 - At Uniondale, N.Y., Kyle Okposo scored and Anders Nilsson stopped 24 shots for his first NHL victory as New York beat New Jersey.
Stars 3, Flames 2 - Loui Eriksson had a shorthanded goal and an assist in regulation, then scored in a shootout in Dallas’s victory in Calgary.
Avalanche 2, Wild 0 - Jamie McGinn got his first career two-goal game just 8:25 into the night, giving Colorado all the scoring it needed in a win over Minnesota in St. Paul.