The Vancouver Canucks beat Detroit 2-1 on Wednesday to build their NHL Western Conference lead over the Red Wings to 10 points with eight games left in the regular season.
Daniel Sedin scored twice and Roberto Luongo made 39 saves for Vancouver, who have won eight of their past nine games.
Sedin, the NHL scoring leader with 95 points, has at least one in nine straight games.
Jiri Hudler’s power-play goal off a rebound with 8:22 left pulled the Red Wings within a goal, but their winless streak reached three.
DUCKS 4, STARS 3, OT
In Dallas, Teemu Selanne scored the tying goal with 5.4 seconds left in regulation and Cam Fowler netted the winner 1:42 in overtime to give Anaheim a stirring comeback victory over Dallas.
Anaheim appeared headed toward a loss before Selanne and Fowler stepped up and stretched the Ducks’ winning streak to four.
The eighth-placed Ducks are one point ahead of Dallas in the West.
Defenseman Trevor Daley had put the Stars in front 3-2 with 6:39 left in regulation.
BLACKHAWKS 4, PANTHERS 0
In Chicago, Corey Crawford made 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, helping the Chicago -Blackhawks down the Florida Panthers.
Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane had a goal and assist each, while Viktor Stalberg and Tomas Kopecky also scored for Chicago.
Crawford, who made his 18th straight start, had to block only a few tough chances to post his fifth NHL shutout.
The Blackhawks played their first game without leading goal-scorer Patrick Sharp, who is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks with an injured knee.
Stephen Weiss, who leads the Florida Panthers with 49 points, sat out his second game with an injured leg, with Florida -remaining scoreless in both.
SHARKS 6, FLAMES 3
In San Jose, California, the San Jose Sharks closed in on second place in the Western Conference by beating sliding Calgary.
Patrick Marleau and Torrey Mitchell each scored twice, Andrew Desjardins added his first career goal, and Logan Couture also scored for the Pacific Division-leading Sharks, who have won four straight to move a point behind Detroit for second in the conference. San Jose also increased their division lead over Phoenix to three points with a game at hand.
The Sharks dealt another blow to the Flames’ playoff hopes.
Calgary got goals from Jarome Iginla, Rene Bourque and Cory Sarich, but lost for the sixth time in seven games.
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