Preds win, but Kane keeps streak going
NASHVILLE, Tenn.– James Neal, Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg each scored in the first period and the Predators beat the Blackhawks 5-1 even though Patrick Kane extended his franchise-record points streak to 24 games. He'll have a chance Friday against Winnipeg to match Sidney Crosby's 25-game streak for the longest since 1992-93.
•JAGR IN 4TH PLACE: Jaromir Jagr moved into a tie for fourth with Marcel Dionne on the all-time goals list with a first-period score that sparked the host Panthers to a 4-1 win over the Capitals.
•KUCHEROV STRIKES TWICE: Nikita Kucherov had two goals and the Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Tampa.
•HELM DOUBLES DOWN: Darren Helm's second goal with 6:01 lifted the host Red Wings to a 3-2 comeback win over the Canadiens.
•FLYERS IN A FLURRY: Claude Giroux capped the Flyers' three-goal second period and visiting Philadelphia beat the Blues 4-2.
•PERRAULT SPARKS JETS: Mathieu Perrault had a goal and three assists and the host Jets held off the Blue Jackets 6-4.
•FLAMES ON: Sean Monahan scored twice for Calgary in a 4-3 win over the visiting Sabres. Rasmus Ristolainen had a hat trick for Buffalo.