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Tuesday, 03.26.2013 / 12:05 AM / News

The Canadian Press

CHICAGO - Dustin Brown converted his own rebound with 1:27 remaining, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.

Brown's first attempt went off the back of Blackhawks defenceman Johnny Oduya, but it bounced right back to the captain, who sent it past Corey Crawford for his 12th of the season. Anze Kopitar set up the score by winning a faceoff in Chicago's end.

Kopitar also had a goal in the second period to end Los Angeles' scoreless streak at 150 minutes, 35 seconds.

Michael Frolik had two goals and an assist for Chicago, which has lost two in a row. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews also scored.

The Blackhawks were without right wing Marian Hossa for the second straight game due to an upper-body injury. Hossa isn't expected to play Tuesday night against Calgary, but could return this weekend.

Toews gave Chicago the lead when he beat Jonathan Quick with a rebound backhand early in the third period, but Tyler Toffoli responded with a quick tying snap shot.

Jarrett Stoll and Dwight King also scored for Los Angeles, which had been shut out in each of its previous two games. The reigning Stanley Cup champions have won four of six overall.

WILD 7, STARS 4

DALLAS (AP) — Zach Parise scored two goals and added an assist and Minnesota extended its winning streak to six games.

Both of Parise's goals came on bounces that barely made it over the goal line. Mikko Koivu and Matt Cullen each had a goal and assist for Minnesota, which won for the first time in Dallas since March 21, 2003, snapping a 16-game losing streak in Dallas (0-11-5).

With the game tied 4-4 in the third period, the Wild got a short-handed goal from Kyle Brodziak at 12:38.

Dany Heatley added an insurance goal with 1:28 remaining Pierre-Marc Bouchard added an empty-netter with 16 seconds left.

Niklas Backstrom, who is 14-3-1 in his past 18 games and coming off a 2-0 shutout of San Jose on Saturday, stopped 22 shots for the win.

Jaromir Jagr, Alex Goligoski, Trevor Daley and Philip Larsen scored for the Stars, who were playing their first game since longtime captain Brenden Morrow was traded to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

BRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2, SO

BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal with 9:24 left in regulation, then put Boston ahead in the shootout as the Bruins held on for a victory.

Milan Lucic also scored for Boston, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit and improved to 11-2-1 at home this season.

Tuukka Rask had 23 saves through regulation and overtime, then stopped Nikolai Kulemin on the Maple Leafs' last chance to extend the shootout, which Boston led 2-1 on goals by Tyler Seguin and Bergeron.

Rask had been beaten by Kulemin on a breakaway in the second period, but stopped him this time, knocking the puck away with his blocker and preserving the win for Boston.

Toronto held Boston to just six shots in the third period, but Boston got a goal out of one of them when Bergeron scored at 10:36.

SENATORS 3, DEVILS 2, SO

OTTAWA (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored the winner in the shootout to give Ottawa a win over New Jersey.

Chris Phillips and Colin Greening also scored for the Senators, who got 32 saves from Ben Bishop. Captain Daniel Alfredsson also scored in the shootout for Ottawa.

Andrei Loktionov and Marek Zidlicky scored for the Devils as Martin Brodeur faced 14 shots.

New Jersey tied the game 2-2 at 6:05 of the third period as Zidlicky beat Bishop with a wrist shot from the left circle.

After a scoreless overtime, Alfredsson scored on Ottawa's second shootout attempt. The Devils' Travis Zajac tied it 1-1, then Zibanejad's goal and Bishop's save on Loktionov ended the game.

PREDATORS 3, OILERS 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sergei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville over Edmonton.

Kevin Klein and Chris Mueller also scored for Nashville, which its third straight.

Martin Erat added two assists for the Predators. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past three games.

Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers in their third consecutive loss.

Hall opened the scoring at 7:53 of the opening period. The goal was Hall's seventh of the season.

I was in there icing my face as she was trying to push a baby out.

— Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf on going to the hospital with a facial laceration while his wife was in labor following Game 1 on Wednesday