Blackhawks Edge Kings
Chicago — Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each scored a goal and added an assist to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 yesterday, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.
Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks (12-0-3), who matched the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the second-longest season-opening points streak in NHL history. Chicago is one away from the league record, set by Anaheim in 2006-07, and will try to match the mark tomorrow against Vancouver.
Penguins 4, Sabres 3
Buffalo, n.y. — Defenseman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left and Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist to lift Pittsburgh over Buffalo.
Sidney Crosby also scored and had two assists, including a pass that set up Martin’s goal. Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its past 10 games to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.
Rangers 2, Capitals 1
New York — Derek Stepan’s power-play goal early in the third period snapped a tie and completed New York’s rally past Washington. Washington, which lost to New York in the second round of last year’s playoffs, had been 11-5-2 in its last 18 regular-season games against the Rangers.
Wild 3, Red Wings 2
St. Paul, Minn. — Dany Heatley, Jason Zucker and Torrey Mitchell all scored in the second period to rally Minnesota over Detroit.
Flames 4, Stars 3
Dallas — Steve Begin, Matt Stajan and Roman Horak each scored their first goals of the season in the third period and Calgary overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Dallas.
Begin snapped a 3-3 tie with 9:30 remaining. After Chris Butler’s slap shot from the left point was blocked in front, Begin outbattled two Stars defenders to get to the loose puck and fire a wrister that beat goaltender Richard Bachman.
Michael Cammalleri also scored for Calgary and Joey MacDonald made 27 saves.
Cody Eakin, Reilly Smith and Ryan Garbutt scored second-period goals for Dallas, while Bachman stopped 22 shots four days after he gave up six goals on 22 shots in Calgary.