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Chicago stage amazing comeback

AP , CHICAGO

The Flames’ Robyn Regehr, left, hits the Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews during the second period of their NHL game in Chicago on Monday.

PHOTO: REUTERS

Brent Seabrook scored 26 seconds into overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks matched the biggest comeback in NHL history to rally from a five-goal deficit and beat the Calgary Flames 6-5 on Monday.

Chicago fell behind 5-0 in the first period before overtaking the Flames, the team they knocked out of the playoffs in the first round in April.

By rallying from five goals down, the Blackhawks tied the NHL record for biggest deficit overcome, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

Seabrook gathered the puck and shot it past Miikka Kiprusoff in the overtime and was mobbed by his teammates as the crowd at the United Center rocked.

AVALANCHE 4, BRUINS 3

At Boston, David Jones scored a short-handed goal to lift Colorado over Boston.

Marek Svatos had a tiebreaking, power-play goal midway into the second period. Milan Hejduk and Scott Hannan also scored for the Avalanche.

Craig Anderson made 29 saves for Colorado.

Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi and Blake Wheeler each scored for Boston, which closed its season-opening homestand.

KINGS 2, ISLANDERS 1

At Uniondale, New York, Jon Quick made 28 saves, and Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty scored.

Quick, who has played every minute in the Kings’ first five games of the season, was rarely tested. Los Angeles has won four straight following a season-opening, 6-3 loss to Phoenix. Quick fell 1:55 short of his fifth NHL shutout when Matt Moulson scored his second goal of the season.

New York is still seeking its first win after starting the season with three overtime losses, two by shootout. Martin Biron made 20 saves and is one win away from 200 in the NHL.

John Tavares, the top pick in this year’s draft by the Islanders, failed to earn a point for the first time in his NHL career after two goals and three assists in his first three.

In other NHL games it was:

• Rangers 7, Maple Leafs 2

• Devils 3, Capitals 2, SO

• Penguins 4, Senators 1

• Lightning 3, Panthers 2

• Coyotoes 1, Sharks 0, SO

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