Tue, Dec 16, 2008 - Page 19 News List

NHL: Huet helps Chicago beat Columbus 3-1


Minnesota Wild left wing Benoit Pouliot is checked into the glass by Anaheim Ducks center Brendan Morrison during their game in Anaheim, California, on Sunday.


Cristobal Huet made 31 saves and Martin Havlat scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to their fourth straight victory with a 3-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

Havlat ripped a shot from the left circle past rookie goalie Steve Mason at 9:36 of the third. Patrick Sharp scored in the final second of the second period and Brent Seabrook added an emtpy-net goal.


At Ahaheim, California, Brendan Morrison scored the go-ahead goal for the Ducks in the second period, Chris Kunitz set up first-period goals by Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, and Bobby Ryan also scored for Anaheim.

The loss was the the first time in the Wild have had a five-game losing streak with all five games being decided in regulation. Eric Belanger had a goal and an assist for Minnesota, and Marc-Andre Bergeron scored on the power play.

In Sunday’s other game, it was:

• Canucks 5, Panthers 3

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