BLACK­HAWKS RUN WIN STREAK TO 12

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nashville, tenn.» Pa­trick Kane had a goal and an as­sist, and the Black­hawks beat the Preda­tors 4-1 for their fran­chis­ere­cord 12th straight win. Chicago tied the Pan­thers’ re­cent streak for the long­est this sea­son in the NHL. The Black­hawks have four games left be­fore the all-star break to ap­proach the NHL record of 17 straight wins by the 1992-93 Pen­guins.

Rookie for­ward Richard Panik had a goal and an as­sist, Artem Anisi­mov also scored and Artemi Pa­narin added two as­sists for Chicago. An­drew Des­jardins scored into an empty net.

Corey Craw­ford won his ninth straight as the Black­hawks took the sea­son se­ries 3-1 with a game re­main­ing against their Cen­tral Divi­sion ri­vals.

TUES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Cory Schneider made nine of his 26 saves in the third pe­riod to lead the Devils to a 4-2 win over the Flames. Adam Lars­son, Lee Stemp­niak, Reid Boucher and Andy Greene scored for the Devils. … Matt Hun­wick’s slap­per with 7.5 sec­onds left lifted the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 win over the Fly­ers. Hun­wick’s first goal of the sea­son snapped Toronto’s five-game los­ing streak. … Nick­las Back­strom scored twice, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an as­sist and Braden Holtby earned his league-lead­ing 30th win to lift the NHL-best Cap­i­tals past the last-place Blue Jack­ets 6-3. … Brian Boyle scored a go-ahead, short-handed goal in the third pe­riod and the Light­ning beat the Oil­ers 6-4 for a sea­son-high six-game win­ning streak. … Pa­trice Bergeron broke a 1-all tie in the se­cond pe­riod and the Bru­ins downed slump­ing Mon­treal 4-1, leav­ing the Cana­di­ens win­less in five games. Max Tal­bot, David Paster­nak and Brad Marc­hand, with an empty-net goal, also scored for the Bru­ins, who won their third straight and avenged a 5-1 loss to Mon­treal in the NHL Win­ter Clas­sic on Jan. 1. … J.T. Miller scooped up his own re­bound and scored on a wrap­around 3:54 into over­time, and the Rangers ral­lied for a 3-2 vic­tory over the Canucks. Mats Zuc­carello tied the game in the third pe­riod for the Rangers, who out­shot the Canucks 49-20, in­clud­ing 19-3 in the third pe­riod and over­time. Hen­rik Lundqvist made 18 saves.

FOOT­NOTE

Scott still all-star. John Scott will be an NHL all-star af­ter all. Scott was voted Pa­cific Divi­sion cap­tain by fans but was traded from the Coy­otes to the Cana­di­ens last week and de­moted to the mi­nors. Be­ing in the mi­nors made Scott in­el­i­gi­ble, but the league said its re­view and the tough guy’s de­sire to par­tic­i­pate led to this de­ci­sion.

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