CHICAGO – Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane scored in the first three rounds of a shootout to give Chicago a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on Wednesday night, extending the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks’ winning streak to four games.
Kane scored on a backhander in the third round, sending the puck between Roberto Luongo’s legs.
Vancouver’s Mikael Samuelsson then sent a backhand attempt wide.
Samuelsson was the only shooter to miss. Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler converted for Vancouver in the first two rounds. Sedin and Chicago’s Viktor Stalberg scored in regulation.
LOS ANGELES (AP)—Andrei Loktionov scored his first NHL goal from behind the Carolina net early in the third period, and Los Angeles completed a perfect three-game homestand.
Anze Kopitar scored his first goal of the season for the Kings, who lost star defenceman Drew Doughty to an upper-body injury while earning their fourth win in five games.
Ryan Smyth and Michal Handzus scored first-period goals for Los Angeles, but Carolina rookie Jeff Skinner’s first NHL goal evened it heading to the third. Chad LaRose and Eric Staal also scored for Carolina.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—Rick Nash scored two goals and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for Columbus before 9,802 fans—the smallest home crowd in Blue Jackets history.
Derek MacKenzie also scored for the Blue Jackets, who had been pushed around in a 5-2 loss to Stanley Cup champion Chicago last week in their home opener.
Teemu Selanne scored his 609th career goal for Anaheim.
The previous low attendance for the Blue Jackets, in their 10th season, was 10,494, also against Anaheim on Oct. 27, 2008.
ATLANTA (AP)—Tyler Myers and Cody McCormick scored early in the second period, and Ryan Miller made 17 saves to help Buffalo end a five-game winless streak.
Tyler Ennis and Thomas Vanek also scored for Buffalo. The Sabres, the defending Northeast Division champions, were 0-4-1 since winning their opener at Ottawa.
Tobias Enstrom scored for Atlanta.