CHICAGO - Defenceman Michal Rozsival scored in the fifth round of shootout after Jonathan Toews also connected in the tiebreaker, and the Chicago Blackhawks pulled out a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.
Rozsival, who hasn't scored a regulation goal this season, beat Pekka Rinne with a high shot in his first attempt in a shootout this season.
The Predators were outshot 27-11 through the first two periods, but stormed back in the third to erase a 2-0 deficit on goals by Dave Legwand and rookie Taylor Beck and force overtime.
Craig Smith scored in the second round of the shootout for Nashville, but the Predators dropped their third straight (0-1-2).
Corey Crawford made 25 saves for Chicago, while Rinne stopped 38 shots for Nashville.
DUCKS 4, STARS 0
Despite having to travel, it was the Pacific Division-leading Ducks that displayed more energy and passion.
Kari Lehtonen, making his 15th straight start, came up with 26 saves for Dallas, which is 1-3-0 in its last four outings — allowing 16 goals in the process.
CANADIENS 4, HURRICANES 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price made 18 saves in his 300th NHL game to lead Montreal over Carolina.
The win gives Montreal a three-point lead over the idle Boston Bruins in the race for the Northeast Division title.
Montreal's Colby Armstrong had to be helped off the ice after a hard collision in the third.
SHARKS 3, CANUCKS 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist during a second-period scoring flurry and San Jose beat Vancouver for its fifth straight victory.
San Jose remains in the No. 6 playoff position in the Western Conference but trails Los Angeles by just one point for the fifth spot. The Canucks sit at No. 4 in the West.
RANGERS 4, JETS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Stepan scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, to lead New York over Winnipeg.
Ryan Callahan had a goal and three assists as the Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak, picking up two vital points in their fight to hold onto a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. New York started the night clinging to eighth place.
BLUES 4, WILD 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jaden Schwartz and Andy McDonald each had a goal and an assist, Brian Elliott stepped in and made 19 saves, and St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Minnesota.
Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, whose home winning streak ended at four games. Minnesota lost for just the sixth time in its last 21 games overall.
St. Louis began the day out of the playoffs and staring at a stretch with six of its next seven games coming on the road.
RED WINGS 3, AVALANCHE 2
Colorado avoided a shutout with a power-play goal at 14:08 of the third period when Jamie McGinn's backhander from between the circles sailed over a sprawling Howard. Matt Duchene made it 3-2 with 1:18 left, but Howard's glove save on PA Parenteau with 7 seconds left prevented overtime.
Howard finished with 22 saves for Detroit, which had lost two straight.
OILERS 4, FLAMES 1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Justin Schultz had a goal and two assists and Edmonton continued its drive for a playoff spot, beating Calgary for its fourth win in a row.
Taylor Hall, Ryan Jones and Nail Yakupov also scored for the Oilers, who have gone 7-2-2 in their past 11 games. With the win, the Oilers kept pace in the tight Western Conference playoff race, sitting in a tie with Columbus, one point back of eighth-place St. Louis.
Brian McGratton scored for the Flames, who said goodbye to Jay Bouwmeester after the defenceman was traded to the Blues shortly before the game.
The Flames have lost two in a row and six of their past eight.
ISLANDERS 3, DEVILS 1
Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic were the beneficiaries of Nielsen's passes, and John Tavares added his 22nd goal of the season as the Islanders won for the fourth time in five games. New York's only loss was a 2-0 setback to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the winners of 15 straight games.
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