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Keith leads Chicago over Predators

AP, NASHVILLE, Tennessee

Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, right, skates against Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday.

Photo: AFP

Duncan Keith scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Patrick Kane and Nick Leddy also scored for the Stanley Cup champions, who have won five of six.

Shea Weber scored for the Predators.

Keith scored the game’s first goal at 1 minute, 29 seconds of the opening period on a slap shot from the left side that beat Carter Hutton on the stick side.


In Detroit, Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist, while Anaheim used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games with a victory over Detroit.

Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for the Ducks. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves.

Tomas Jurco got his first career goal and Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, who have lost their past six (0-4-2). Jonas Gustavsson stopped eight of 11 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek late in the first period. Mrazek made 17 saves.


In St Louis, Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks over St Louis.

San Jose completed a season sweep of the Blues, winning all three games by a combined 16-7. St Louis have lost two in a row after winning eight of 11.

Matt Irwin, Brent Burns and Marty Havlat added goals for the Sharks, who led 3-0 after 22 minutes. Niemi improved to 18-6-6.

Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored second-period goals for the Blues.


In Boston, Zdeno Chara scored two power-play goals and Jarome Iginla had a pair of assists against his former team to help Boston beat Calgary.

David Krejci also had two assists and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for the Bruins in their third straight shutout of the Flames in Boston. Rask picked up his third shutout of the season and extended Calgary’s scoreless streak in Boston to 189 minutes, 36 seconds.

Reto Berra kept Calgary close, stopping 29 shots as the Bruins controlled play most of the game.

Boston outshot the Flames 31-21 one week after rallying for a 2-1 win in Iginla’s return to Calgary.


In Los Angeles, Martin Jones made 24 saves for his third shutout in five games and the remarkable rookie led Los Angeles to a victory over Edmonton.

Dwight King and Jordan Nolan scored during another dominant night for Jones, who became the first goalie in Kings history to begin his career with six consecutive victories.

In other play, it was:

‧ Panthers 3, Maple Leafs 1

‧ Lightning 3, Islanders 2, SO

‧ Canadiens 3, Coyotes 1

‧ Flyers 5, Capitals 2

‧ Wild 3, Canucks 2, SO

‧ Stars 3, Avalanche 2

‧ Sabres 4, Jets 2

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