Last-minute goal by Toews lifts Blackhawks over Jets
WINNIPEG – Jonathan Toews deflected in the winning goal with 31 seconds left in regulation to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Sunday night.
Toews' 25th goal of the season came after he redirected Niklas Hjalmarsson's long shot. Andrew Shaw, Brad Richards and Patrick Sharp also scored for Chicago.
"We're going to have to win games in dramatic fashion sometimes, especially this time of year," Toews said. "They're not going to be pretty and winning games by two or three goals, so we're going to have to find ways to squeak them out."
Dustin Byfuglien scored twice on the power play and Blake Wheeler recorded his fourth shorthanded goal of the season for Winnipeg.
Corey Crawford made 31 saves for the Blackhawks, who moved past the Wild back into third place in the Central Division.
•FLAMES WIN, PASS KINGS: Lance Bouma scored two goals as the Flames ended a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Predators in Nashville. With the win, Calgary moved one point ahead of Los Angeles for third place in the Pacific Division.
•OVECHKIN, CHIMERA POWER CAPS: Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the Rangers in New York.
•BRUINS PAD EDGE: David Pastrnak at 4:23 of overtime, giving the Bruins a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C. The win put the Bruins three points ahead of Ottawa and four up on Florida in their race for the and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
•OUCH: NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Penguins' 3-2 shootout victory over the Sharks.