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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jonathan Toews had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks' struggling power play scored twice in a 6-3 victory over the stumbling Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

The Blackhawks broke a three-game losing streak with their highest scoring game of the season.

Andrew Brunette, Steve Montador, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa also had goals for Chicago, which lost 3-0 at St. Louis on Tuesday. Montador added an assist, and Nick Leddy and Brent Seabrook both had two assists. Corey Crawford made 27 saves.

The Blue Jackets fell to 2-12-1, by far the worst record in the NHL. They have lost three in a row and been outscored 19-6.

Grant Clitsome had a career-best two goals, and newly acquired Mark Letestu also scored for the Blue Jackets. Rick Nash earned his 500th NHL point with an assist on Letestu's goal.

BOSTON (AP)—Brad Marchand scored twice, Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist, and the Bruins won their fourth straight by beating Edmonton.

Joe Corvo had three assists, and Jordan Caron scored his first goal of the season for Boston (7-7). The Stanley Cup champion Bruins are at .500 for the first time since they were 1-1.

Ryan Smyth scored twice for Edmonton, including a power-play goal that got the Oilers within 4-3 with 4:42 left, but Milan Lucic answered on the power play for Boston with 2:47 remaining. Lucic has scored in five straight games.

Marchand added an unassisted goal 34 seconds later, giving Boston 24 goals during its longest winning streak of the season.

The Bruins have beaten the Oilers 10 straight times.

ST. LOUIS (AP)—Phil Kessel scored the lone shootout goal for Toronto, and Ben Scrivens stopped all three St. Louis shooters in a victory over the Blues.

John-Michael Liles and Kessel scored first-period, power-play goals, and Scrivens made 37 saves for Toronto. Tyler Bozak added a pair of assists.

The Blues got goals from Jason Arnott and Patrik Berglund. Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots.

The Maple Leafs took advantage of undisciplined penalties by the Blues in the first period, scoring on two of three power-play chances.

Kessel netted his NHL-leading 12th goal of the season.

WINNIPEG—Kris Versteeg had three goals and an assist, and Florida bolstered its already strong start with a victory over the Jets.

Jason Garrison and Mike Santorelli also scored to help Florida (8-4-3) build a 4-0 lead after two periods. Brian Campbell added three assists as the Panthers won their second consecutive game and stretched their point streak to six games.

Tim Stapleton and Andrew Ladd had goals for the Jets (5-8-3), who were sluggish and unable to mount an attack in the first two periods. Coming off a season-high, seven-game road trip, Winnipeg went more than 23 minutes without a shot during one span, and had only 10 shots through two periods.

Jets coach Claude Noel kept starting goalie Ondrej Pavelec on the bench for the third period after he allowed four goals on 15 shots, replacing him with Peter Mannino.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)—Josh Gorges scored 1:45 into overtime and Montreal edged Phoenix.

Brian Gionta had a goal and an assist, and Travis Moen also scored for the Canadiens, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Mikkel Boedker and Raffi Torres scored for the Coyotes, who lost for the second time in three games but have earned points in seven of eight.

The Canadiens were playing without left wing Michael Cammalleri, who hurt his knee Tuesday against Edmonton.

DENVER (AP)—Kyle Quincey scored a power-play goal 2:39 into overtime and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves, helping Colorado rally from a three-goal deficit and beat the slumping New York Islanders.

With the Avalanche on the advantage following a high-sticking penalty against goalie Al Montoya, Quincey sent a shot in from near the blue-line.

Paul Stastny, Milan Hejduk and Jan Hejda added goals for the Avalanche, who snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1).

Josh Bailey, Brian Rolston and Michael Grabner scored for the Islanders, who led 3-0 until the final minute of the second period.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Patrick Marleau scored two power-play goals in the second period, and the Sharks snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak.

Torrey Mitchell also scored in the second period for the Sharks, who have won eight of nine. Antii Niemi stopped 21 shots and remained undefeated in four games against the Wild.

Kyle Brodziak scored Minnesota's lone goal.

Niklas Backstrom, who recorded his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win at Calgary on Tuesday, made 33 saves but fell to 1-6-1 in San Jose.

Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi combined for one shot in their first visit to San Jose since being traded to the Wild.

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Sami Salo and Andrew Ebbett scored power-play goals in the opening minutes, and Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in Vancouver's victory over the Kings.

Aaron Rome also scored in the first period of the defending Western Conference champion Canucks' fifth stop on a six-game trip that ends Friday in Anaheim. Vancouver has won eight of its last 11 regular-season meetings with the Kings, also knocking them out of the 2010 playoffs.

Drew Doughty scored and Jonathan Quick stopped 29 shots for Los Angeles. Mike Richards added a goal while Quick was pulled for an extra attacker with 1:10 to play, but Vancouver held on.


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