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Morning jam: Hawks-Sharks talk of the town

Blackhawks 5, Sharks 3

* Blackhawks: Only team this season without a regulation loss (8-0-2)

* Blackhawks: 6-0-2 on the road

* Patrick Kane (CHI): 1st 2-goal game of season (scored a goal in 3 straight games)

* Sharks: 3rd straight loss (2 in regulation) after starting season 7-0-0

* Sharks: 3 goals came in first 10:47 of game (teams combined for 6 goals in first 11:37 of game)

Predators 6, Blues 1

* Predators: won three straight (only second win in regulation this season)

* Predators: 6 goals (scored 6 goals in last 5 games combined)

* Blues: 5 goals or more allowed for only the third time in their last 51 home games

Jets 3, Panthers 2 (OT)

* Jets: Snap 3-game losing streak

* Bryan Little: PP goal in OT, recorded a point in 5 of last 6 games

* Panthers: Winless in 4 of 5 road games this season

* FROM ELIAS: Bryan Little scored with 16 seconds left in overtime to give Winnipeg a win over Florida. Only one player has scored a later OT goal in Winnipeg to give the Jets a win: Andrew McBain scored with 12 seconds left to defeat Calgary on Nov. 10, 1987.

Senators 4, Sabres 3

* Senators: 4-0-1 at home this season; snap 2-game losing streak overall

* Sabres: 1-6-1 in last 8 games after 2-0-0 start

* Thomas Vanek (BUF): held without a point for 1st time in the 9 games he has played in this season

* FROM ELIAS: Daniel Alfredsson’s goal for the Senators was his 43rd goal in 87 regular-season games vs Buffalo. That gives Alfredsson sole possession of first place on the all-time goal-scoring list against the Sabres, one ahead of Jaromir Jagr

Kings 4, Blue Jackets 2

* Kings: won 5 of last 6 road games vs Blue Jackets

* Blue Jackets: 0-3-0 when scoring first

* Justin Williams: 3 assists, ties career high and 1 shy of career-high for points in a game

Penguins 4, Islanders 2

* Penguins: snap 3-game losing streak vs Islanders

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): Assist (10); 5th consecutive game with an assist

* Penguins: improve to 6-1-0 on the road (best road record in Eastern Conference)

* Michael Grabner (NYI): Goal in 3rd; leads team with 5 goals this season

Devils 3, Rangers 1

* Devils won 4 of last 5 at home vs Rangers

* Rangers: 1-3 on road this season

* David Clarkson (Devils): matches season-high with 3 points (2 goals, assist); 12 points in 9 games this season

* Martin Brodeur (Devils): 24 saves; was 0-1-2 in previous 3 starts

Flyers 2, Lightning 1

* Lightning: have 5-game winning streak vs Flyers snapped

* Flyers: 3-1 at home this season, won 2 straight overall

* Tom Sestito (Flyers): 2 goals, matches total he had in 31 career games entering the day

* Ilya Bryzgalov (Flyers): 21 saves; won 4 of last 6 starts after 0-3 start