CHICAGO - Brandon Saad scored with 27 seconds left in the third period and the surging Chicago Blackhawks won their fifth straight game, 4-3 over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Saad snapped a shot past Corey Price from the low edge of the right circle for the winner.
Chicago's Jonathan Toews scored a power-play goal early in the third to tie it at 3. Michal Rozsival and Ben Smith connected at even strength as the Blackhawks won for the eighth time in nine games.
Montreal's Brendan Gallagher scored and set up 40-year-old Sergei Gonchar's first goal in nearly a year. P.K. Subban added a power-play goal for the Canadiens.
JETS 6, AVALANCHE 2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) ? Bryan Little scored three goals to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Colorado Avalanche.
Little's hat trick was the first for the franchise since Eric Boulton had three goals for the Atlanta Thrashers on Dec. 18, 2010.
Little scored twice 32 seconds apart early in the third period and also had an assist. Blake Wheeler assisted on all three of Little's goals.
Rookie Michael Hutchinson made 20 saves for Winnipeg, which improved to 4-0-1 in its last five games.
Jarome Iginla scored both goals for the Avalanche.
DUCKS 5, WILD 4
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ??? Matt Beleskey scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to lift the Anaheim Ducks over Minnesota.
Ryan Kesler had two goals, and Jakob Silfverberg and Tim Jackman also scored for the Ducks, who rallied after giving up a 3-0 lead and trailing 4-3 early in the third period.
Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise, Jonas Brodin and Justin Fontaine scored for the Wild.