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Blackhawks defeat Blue Jackets to extend streak

FLYING START:Chicago set the league record on Friday by scoring at least one point in their first 17 games and they made it 18 on Sunday, having lost only in shootouts



In Uniondale, New York, defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti’s first NHL goal snapped a tie midway through the third period as Carolina rallied to beat the New York Islanders and snap a three-game losing streak.

Sanguinetti fired a snap shot from the top of the right circle over the glove hand of goalie Kevin Poulin at 10:17. The 24-year-old defenseman, who has battled injuries throughout his career, had one assist in 20 NHL games before Sunday.

Alexander Semin completed the scoring with an empty-net goal with 30 seconds left.

John Tavares and Matt Moulson had given the Islanders a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, and New York seemed on their way to a third straight victory.

However, Eric and Jordan Staal scored 45 seconds apart late in the second period to tie it at 2-2.

The Islanders (8-10-1) are an NHL-worst 2-7 at home.


In Detroit, Michigan, Damien Brunner had two goals and two assists, while Joakim Andersson scored twice in Detroit’s rout of Vancouver.

Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall had a goal and two assists each, Daniel Cleary added a goal and an assist, and Jordin Tootoo also scored for Detroit, who netted three power-play goals in the second period to take the lead.

Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson added two assists, while Jimmy Howard made 18 saves.

Daniel Sedin had two goals, and Chris Higgins also had a goal for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin had two assists and Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots, but lost in regulation for the first time this season.


In Calgary, Alberta, Jarome Iginla scored twice as Calgary netted goals 23 seconds apart in the final two minutes to rally for a victory over Phoenix.

After Iginla’s second goal tied it with 1:23 remaining, Curtis Glencross got the game-winner for the Flames. Tim Jackman and Mike Cammalleri had Calgary’s other goals. Iginla entered the night with only one goal this season and two in 28 games.

Raffi Torres had two goals for Phoenix, while Michael Stone and Nick Johnson also scored.

Torres tied it 3-3 at 2:22 of the third. Johnson put the Coyotes ahead at 8:48.


In Anaheim, California, Ryan Getzlaf scored the tying goal in the third period and set up Corey Perry’s second of the game at 4:14 of overtime as Anaheim beat Colorado for their sixth straight victory and 10th in 11 games.

The Ducks (13-2-1) have the NHL’s second-best record behind the Chicago Blackhawks.

Teemu Selanne scored his 668th career goal, tying Luc Robitaille for 11th place on the NHL list. It also was his 250th power-play goal, breaking a tie with Phil Esposito for third place.

Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin had a career-high four assists.

John Mitchell, Cody McLeod and P.A. Parenteau scored for Colorado, while Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 20 of his 35 saves in the second period against his former team.

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