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Blackhawks defeat Anaheim 1-0 in OT

LONG TIME COMING:The Ducks’ loss to Chicago was the fifth time they were shut out in their first eight games, the first time a team has had that record since the 1930s


The New York Islanders’ Johnny Boychuck, left, takes a shot as he is checked by the Calgary Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau at the Barclays Center in New York on Monday.

Photo: AFP

Jonathan Toews on Monday night scored 51 seconds into overtime and Corey Crawford made 39 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 1-0 in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.

Crawford earned his second straight shutout and No. 14 for his career as the Blackhawks closed out a perfect 4-0 homestand. They also beat Tampa Bay 1-0 in overtime on Saturday night on Toews’ first goal of the season.

Taking advantage of the open ice for the NHL’s new three-on-three overtime, Toews skated in and beat Frederik Andersen over his left shoulder.

The Ducks were shut out for the second straight game and became the first NHL team since the New York Americans in 1930-1931 to be shut out five times in their first eight games of the season. Andersen finished with 23 stops.

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 29 shots for his second shutout in three starts and Frans Nielsen scored twice as New York cruised past the Calgary Flames 4-0.

Mikhail Grabovski and Cal Clutterbuck also scored, and Kyle Okposo and Nikolay Kulemin each had two assists.

Halak, making his fourth start, also had a shutout at Columbus on Nov. 20.

The Flames, coming off a 4-1 defeat at the New York Rangers the previous night, lost for the seventh time in nine games this season.

In Toronto, Max Domi and Shane Doan had power-play goals in the first period as the Arizona Coyotes held on to edge the Maple Leafs 4-3.

Kyle Chipchura added a power-play goal in the third for the Coyotes (5-3-1), while Klas Dahlbeck also scored for Phoenix, which topped the Leafs (1-5-2) for a third straight time dating back to last season. Mike Smith made 24 saves.

Shawn Matthias, James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Rielly had the Toronto goals while James Reimer made 20 saves for his first regulation loss of the season.

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