Kane, Panarin get Blackhawks going in 4-2 win over Minnesota

CHICAGO (AP) " Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin scored on Chicago's first two shots and Corey Crawford made 42 saves as the Blackhawks beat Minnesota 4-2 on Sunday to pull within a point of the Central Division-leading Wild.

Trevor van Riemsdyk and Marian Hossa also scored for the Blackhawks, who ended a two-game slide and won for the 13th time in their last 16. Kane's goal was his team-leading 30th and 10th in eight games.

Eric Staal scored his 22nd goal and Mikael Granlund got his 23rd for Minnesota, which has dropped three of four. Minnesota outshot Chicago 44-22 for a season high allowed by the Blackhawks.

Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk, looking for his career-high 37th win, was relieved by Darcy Kuemper less than five minutes into the game after allowing those early goals.

DUCKS 5, CAPITALS 2

ANAHEIM, California (AP) " Corey Perry had two goals and an assist, Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and two assists, and Anaheim sent NHL-leading Washington to its fourth consecutive loss.

Ryan Kesler also had a goal and two assists for the Ducks, who won three of four to move ahead of the Calgary Flames for second place in the Pacific Division.

Rickard Rakell also scored his 29th goal, and Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves.

John Carlson and Marcus Johansson scored for the Capitals, who are on the longest skid of their outstanding season. Alex Ovechkin failed to score a goal in his 10th straight game. That's the longest drought of his 12-season, 907-game NHL career.

RANGERS 4, RED WINGS 1

DETROIT (AP) " Ryan McDonagh scored twice and Kevin Hayes added a goal and an assist to help New York beat Detroit.

Derek Stepan also scored for the Rangers. They won their NHL-leading 25th road game of the season and improved to 19-5-1 this season in games following a loss.

Antti Raanta made 23 saves, allowing only Frans Nielsen's goal.

CANADIENS 4, OILERS 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) " Paul Byron scored twice and added an assist in Montreal's victory over Edmonton.

Max Pacioretty also scored twice, and Carey Price made 24 saves. The Canadiens have won seven of their last eight.

Milan Lucic scored for the Oilers. They have dropped three in a row.

SHARKS 5, STARS 1

SAN JOSE, California (AP) " Joe Pavelski scored twice, backup goalie Aaron Dell made 29 saves to win his fourth straight start, and San Jose beat Dallas.

Patrick Marleau, Joel Ward and Chris Tierney also scored to give the first-place Sharks their sixth win in eight games. San Jose remained seven points ahead of Anaheim in the Pacific Division with a game in hand.

Remi Elie scored his first career goal for the Stars, who got off to a rough start to a four-game road trip.

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