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Sunday, 02.17.2013 / 7:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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NHL Capsules

CHICAGO - Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews each scored a goal and added an assist to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Sunday, extending their season-opening points streak to 15 games.

Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks (12-0-3), who matched the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the second-longest season-opening points streak in NHL history. Chicago is one away from the league record, set by Anaheim in 2006-07, and will try to match the mark Tuesday against Vancouver.

Mike Richards scored two power-play goals in the third period to pull the Kings within one after Chicago had built a 3-0 lead.

Blackhawks backup goalie Ray Emery made 25 saves. He lost a bid for his first shutout in more than three years when Richards connected 56 seconds into the third period.

Sharp, who led Chicago with 33 goals last season, ended a 10-game drought without a score.

PENGUINS 4, SABRES 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Defenceman Paul Martin scored with 2:04 left and Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist to lift Pittsburgh to a victory over Buffalo.

Sidney Crosby also scored and had two assists, including a pass that set up Martin's goal. Pittsburgh (11-5-0) won its third straight and improved to 8-2 in its past 10 games to move ahead of idle New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference standings.

The Penguins were forced to rally after squandering a 2-0 lead. Dupuis tied it at 3 with 5:17 left before Martin got his second of the season off a deflection in front of the net.

Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist, and Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo.

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