Blackhawks Extend Win Streak – NHL News And Scores For February 26th
UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have stretched their NHL-record season-opening point streak to 19 games with a comeback win against the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
Marian Hossa (HOH’-sah) scored 1:44 into overtime as the Hawks beat the Oilers 3-2 for their sixth straight win and ninth in 10 games. Edmonton led twice in the game, but Viktor Stalberg’s goal early in the third period sent the game into OT.
Ray Emery made 17 saves to help the Blackhawks improve to 16-0-3.
Chicago now tops the Western Conference by eight points over Anaheim after the Ducks absorbed a 5-2 loss at Los Angeles. Slava Voynov snapped a 2-2 tie early in the third period after the Kings rallied twice from one-goal deficits.
The Ducks ended a six-game winning streak, while goaltender Niclas Fasth (fahst) lost for the first time in nine decisions this season.
Also on ice, Ben Bishop made 44 saves before turning back four more in a shootout as Ottawa nipped Montreal 2-1. Peter Regin (REE’-gihn) ended the game by scoring on the Senators’ fifth shootout attempt, allowing Ottawa to pull within one point of the Eastern Conference-leading Canadiens.
Nikolai Kulemin (KOO’-leh-mihn) had a goal and an assist as Toronto beat Philadelphia 4-2 to improve to 8-4 on the road. Ben Scrivens stopped 23 shots and helped the Maple Leafs weather a double-minor to former Flyer James van Riemsdyk (REEMZ’-dyk) in the third period.
Nashville beat Dallas 5-4 on Roman Josi’s (YOH’-seez) goal at 28 seconds of overtime. Josi had two goals and two assists for the Predators, who trailed 4-2 in the second period before halting a two-game skid.
UNDATED (AP) — The New Jersey Devils say goaltender Martin Brodeur (broh-DOOR’) is listed as day to day after tests were performed on his sore back today.
The 40-year-old Brodeur has missed the past two games for the Devils while dealing with a tweak that he’s been feeling for a few weeks. Brodeur last played last Thursday, finishing with 17 saves in New Jersey’s 3-2 win at Washington.
In other NHL news, San Jose Sharks forward Ryan Clowe (kloh) has been suspended two games without pay by the league for instigating a fight late in Friday night’s 2-1 loss to Chicago. Clowe was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to start a fight with Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw with 8.4 seconds left in regulation. The infraction normally calls for a 10-game suspension, but the line change was deemed legal upon video review.
And the struggling Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman John Erskine to two-year deals.