Kane's streak hits 26; 'Hawks top Canucks

– Patrick Kane extended his points streak to 26 games, Corey Crawford made 30 saves for his second straight shutout and Chicago beat Vancouver 4-0 Sunday.

Kane, the NHL's leading scorer with 46 points, had the second assist on Duncan Keith's power-play goal midway through the first.

Kane surpassed Sidney Crosby's 25-game streak, set in 2010-11, for the longest in the league since 1992-93. The Blackhawks right wing has 16 goals and 24 assists during his run, and a point in 29 of Chicago's 31 games.


•BREAKING THE ICE: Thomas Greiss made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the host Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the Devils, extending New York's streak without a regulation loss to 10 games. Greiss made nine saves in the opening period, seven in the second and 11 in the third.

•DECEMBER BLUES: The Blues have killed off 21 consecutive power plays but have little to show for it in December. After their 3-1 loss to the Avs in St. Louis, the Blues are 2-4-1 this month.

•IN THE ZONE: Semyon Varlamov made a season-high 42 saves to lead the Avalanche. He improved to 7-6-2 in his career vs. St. Louis and stopped 17 shots in the second period.