Shutout puts Blackhawks back on track
CHICAGO – Corey Crawford posted his league-leading seventh shutout Sunday, rookie Artemi Panarin and Andrew Shaw scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0, ending a two-game losing streak.
Crawford wasn't consistently tested while making 25 saves in his 19th career shutout. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks rebounded from listless road losses at Tampa Bay and Florida that followed a franchise-record 12-game winning streak.
Panarin's goal late in the second period ended a Chicago scoreless streak at 155 minutes and 43 seconds.
St. Louis's Brian Elliott made 23 saves in his eighth straight start since taking over for Jake Allen, who suffered a lower-body injury on Jan. 8.
Elliott is 5-2-2 since entering in the second period of that game against the Ducks.
The Blues lost their second straight since ending a three-game winning streak.
•GABORIK STRIKES IN OT: Vincent Lecavalier tied the score with 12.2 seconds remaining in regulation, Marian Gaborik scored with 54 seconds left in overtime and the Kings rallied past the Sharks 3-2 in San Jose, Calif. Los Angeles earned its league-best sixth victory when trailing after two periods.
•FLAMING OUT: The host Hurricanes took a three-goal lead, chasing Flames goalie Karri Ramo early in the second period, and went on to a 5-2 victory over Calgary. Kris Versteeg scored twice and Victor Rask, Elias Lindholm and Joakim Nordstrom also scored for Carolina. Eddie Lack made 33 saves. Calgary, which got goals from Jiri Hudler and Joe Colborne, fell to 0-15 when trailing after one period.
•SENATORS STYMIE RANGERS: Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots for his third shutout this season and the host Senators rolled to a 3-0 win over the Rangers. Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for Ottawa. Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves for the Rangers.