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Morning jam: Hawks working on another streak

Blackhawks 5, Stars 2

* Blackhawks: won 6 straight overall

* Blackhawks: 4-0-1 in last 5 home games

* Stars: 5-game win streak snapped

FROM ELIAS: The Blackhawks extended their winning streak to six games and ended the Stars’ winning streak at five games with a 5–2 victory over Dallas. Monday’s Blackhawks–Stars contest marked only the third NHL game in the last six seasons in which both teams entered play with active winning streaks of five games or more. The other such games since 2007–08 were Atlanta (six games) at Pittsburgh (seven) on Dec. 2, 2010 (the Penguins won, 3–2), and Detroit (five straight wins to begin the season) at Washington (a season-opening six-game winning streak) on Oct. 22, 2011 (the Caps won, 7–1).

Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 3 (F/OT)

* Blue Jackets: won 4 straight games, 4-1-0 in last 5 road games

* Avalanche: 1-2-1 in last 4 home games vs Blue Jackets

* Nick Foligno (CBJ): 2nd game-winning goal of season, 5th straight season with multiple game-winning goals

Wild 4, Flames 3

* Wild: snap 3-game winless streak; 3-1-0 vs Flames this season

* Flames: 1-4-0 in last 5 home games

* Jason Pominville (MIN): 3rd multi-goal game of season, 18th of career

Canucks 5, Predators 2

* Ryan Kesler (VAN): 2 goals (4); on 5-game point streak (3 G, 4 A during streak)

* Canucks: 5-1-0 in last 6 games; finish 3-0-0 vs Predators this season

* Predators: lost last 7 games

Sharks 4, Coyotes 0

* Antti Niemi (SJ): 35 saves; 4th shutout this season, 23rd of career

* Logan Couture (SJ): 17th goal of season; 2nd in last 3 games

* Coyotes: lost 3 of last 4 games

Flyers 7, Canadiens 3

* Flyers: snap 4-game losing streak

* Flyers: 7 goals matches season high

* Scott Hartnell (PHI): 7th career hat trick

* Canadiens: 1-3-0 in last 4 games

Maple Leafs 2, Devils 0

* Maple Leafs: sweep season series vs Devils (3-0-0)

* Phil Kessel: 6 goals in last 4 games

* Devils: 0-6-4 past 10 games