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Kane gets 1,000th, 'Hawks push run to 5

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CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane reached 1,000 career points when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad's third-period goal, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.

Kane became the 90th player in NHL history to reach the milestone with 5:46 left. The All-Star winger passed from behind the net to Ryan Carpenter in the right circle. Carpenter then fed a wide-open Saad at the left side of the net for an easy tap-in before goalie Connor Hellebuyck could slide across the crease.

The 31-year-old Kane got an extended ovation from the crowd of 21,487 and was mobbed by teammates after extending his point streak to 10 games. Saad made sure to pick up the puck before joining the celebration.


Penguins rally from 3 down to top Bruins

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jack Johnson's goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Johnson's short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback.


Bjorkstrand helps Jackets' streak hit 5

NEW YORK (AP) Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second goal of the game with 26.5 seconds left to lift Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers 2-1 Sunday night for their fifth straight win.

Bjorkstrand was playing for the first time after 13 games with an oblique injury. He tied it 6:08 into the third period, then put the winner past goalie Igor Shesterkin for his 14th goal of the season.


Williams lifts 'Canes past Isles in SO

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) On a losing streak and missing their All-Star defenseman, the Carolina Hurricanes needed a boost Sunday.

They got one from Justin Williams, who returned to the lineup and scored in the eighth round of a shootout to lift Carolina over the New York Islanders 2-1.


Canucks beat Sharks, home streak now 8

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks surged past the San Jose Sharks - and took over the tight Pacific Division.

Tanner Pearson scored on the power play and had an assist, helping the Canucks to a 4-1 victory Saturday night.


McDavid's 2 goals lift surging Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) There's nothing like a victory before a long break.

Riley Sheahan had a goal and three assists and Connor McDavid scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers rode a strong start to a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.


Makar sets record as Avs defeat Blues

DENVER (AP) Cale Makar refused to make too big of deal out of his milestone moment.

Sure, he's "honored and stuff" after breaking the Colorado franchise record for most goals by a rookie defenseman.


Bobrovsky returns in Panthers' win

DETROIT (AP) The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too.

Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season.


Stalock has shutout, Wild rip Stars 7-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota's practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday's morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars.

The lack of a warmup on Saturday worried the coach. It didn't take long for the Wild to put their coach at ease.


Tatar lifts Canadiens past Vegas in SO

MONTREAL (AP) Carey Price went from dejection to jubilation in a matter of minutes.

Price and the Montreal Canadiens squandered a two-goal lead late in the third period, but Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of a shootout for a 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.