Hawks Beat Avs – NHL News And Scores
UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks avenged one of their two regulation losses of the NHL season by grabbing a quick 2-0 lead in a 5-2 win at Colorado.
Jimmy Hayes and Andrew Shaw scored 57 seconds apart to put the Blackhawks ahead 2-0 just 4:44 into the game. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (tayvz) each finished with a goal and two assists as the Hawks won their third in a row to improve to a league-best 24-2-3.
Anaheim remains five points behind West-leading Chicago after Francois Beauchemin (BOH'-sheh-mihn) scored the first and last goals in the Ducks' 5-3 verdict over San Jose. Peter Holland, Emerson Etem and Ryan Getzlaf all scored during a 2:46 span to put the Ducks ahead 4-1 late in the second period.
Also on ice, third-period goals by Charlie Coyle and Matt Cullen gave Minnesota a 3-1 win at Vancouver. Niklas Backstrom made 34 saves and blanked the Canucks after Henrik Sedin scored midway through the opening period.
Jonathan Quick made 28 saves in his first shutout of the seasons as Los Angeles blanked Phoenix 4-0. Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar (AHN'-zhay KOH'-pih-tahr) and Tyler Toffoli each had a goal and an assist.
Rick Nash and rookie J.T. Miller provided the shootout tallies while Henrik Lundqvist stopped both Carolina attempts to secure the New York Rangers' 3-2 win over the Hurricanes. Lundqvist turned back 29 shots and Derek Stepan (STEP'-ahn) scored in the second period to help the Rangers move into ninth place in the NHL's Eastern Conference, two points behind the Hurricanes.
Teddy Purcell (PUR'-sul) snapped a 2-2 tie midway through the third period of Tampa Bay's 4-2 win against Philadelphia. Steven Stamkos iced the victory with an empty-netter, his 21st goal of the season.
Loui Eriksson scored twice and Ray Whitney had two assists as Dallas beat Calgary 4-3 to end a four-game losing streak. Eric Nystrom and Erik Cole provided the Stars' other goals.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have agreed to an eight-year contract extension with right wing Corey Perry, keeping the former NHL MVP with the club through the 2020-21 NHL season.
Perry's deal is the same length as the extension signed by Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf earlier this month.