SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Kane scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal after a fight midway through the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.
Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels and Michal Handzus scored for the Sharks, who have lost three straight following a franchise-record seven-game winning streak to open the season. Antti Niemi made 26 saves.
DEVILS 3, RANGERS 1
NEWARK, N.J. -- David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Patrik Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead the Devils over New York in their first meeting since last spring's Eastern Conference finals.
The Devils won that series in six games, and they still had the Rangers' number in getting 24 saves from Martin Brodeur.
Rangers nemesis Adam Henrique ended that series with an overtime goal in Game 6, and he picked up right where he left off, scoring in close five minutes after the opening faceoff to give the Devils a lead they would never lose.
PENGUINS 4, ISLANDERS 2
Pittsburgh looked plenty comfortable when it took a 3-0 lead 1:44 into the third period on Brandon Sutter's goal, but the Islanders suddenly stormed back just as it seemed they would be shut out at home for the second straight game.
Michael Grabner began the comeback at 3:14, and Brad Boyes -- moved up to the top line for this game -- made it 3-2 just 35 seconds later when he flung a shot past Fleury, who was sprawled on the ice.
Defenseman Simon Despres added a second-period goal for Pittsburgh.
Pascal Dupuis finally put away the Islanders with an empty-net goal with 39 seconds left.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 22 shots. Fleury finished with 32 saves.
KINGS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2
Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Slava Voynov also scored while Justin Williams had three assists for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who began the night 14th in the Western Conference with six points -- two more than last-place Calgary and one fewer than Columbus.
Richards also had an assist and Quick made several big stops in the first and third periods. Columbus managed just two shots on goal in the middle period.
Derick Brassard and Dereck MacKenzie had the Blue Jackets' goals.
FLAMES 4, RED WINGS 1
Curtis Glencross and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary. Mike Cammalleri had two assists and Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves before being replaced by Leland Irving to start the third period because of a lower-body injury. Irving stopped six shots.
FLYERS 2, LIGHTNING 1
PHILADELPHIA -- Tom Sestito scored his first two goals in three years to lead the Flyers over the Lightning.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 21 saves, shutting down the NHL's highest-scoring team to help the Flyers win their second straight game and improve to 4-6.
The Lightning, who entered averaging 4.9 goals per game, had dominated the series, winning seven of the previous nine meetings.
SENATORS 4, SABRES 3
The win snapped a two-game Senators' losing streak as Anderson allowed more than two goals for the first time in nine games this season.
Tyler Ennis, Jordan Leopold and Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo. Jonas Enroth made the start in place of Ryan Miller and is still searching for his first win in more than a calendar year. He finished with 20 saves for the Sabres, who have dropped three straight.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, CAPITALS 2
WASHINGTON -- James Van Riemsdyk scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season, and Korbinian Holzer scored on just the fourth shot of his NHL career, leading the Maple Leafs to a victory over the slumping Capitals.
Ben Scrivens made 24 saves for the Maple Leafs, who broke a two-game losing streak and maintained their road-ice advantage in the early part of the season. Toronto is 4-1 on the road -- and only 1-4 at home.
Marcus Johansson and Mike Ribeiro scored power-play goals for the Capitals, who have lost eight of 10 to start the season and sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin was held to one assist and has only two goals and three assists on the season.
Michal Neuvirth made 18 saves for Washington.
PREDATORS 6, BLUES 1
ST. LOUIS -- Martin Erat had a goal and two assists, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots and Nashville broke out of a season-long scoring slump with three first-period goals on the way to a win over St. Louis.
Rinne improved to 3-2-3 this season. Colin Wilson had three assists for the Predators.
JETS 3, PANTHERS 2, OT
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Bryan Little scored on a power play in overtime to lift the Jets to a win over the Panthers.
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