CHICAGO (AP) -Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Sunday, moments after clinching their first division title since winning the Norris Division in 1992-93.
The Blackhawks, winners of three straight, were handed the Central Division crown minutes before the puck was dropped when the Detroit Red Wings lost 4-3 at Philadelphia.
Antti Niemi made 25 saves for Chicago, and Tomas Kopecky, Troy Brouwer and Dustin Byfuglien had the other goals.
The Blackhawks won their 49th game to tie the team record set in 1970-71 and matched in 1990-91. It was their eighth straight regular-season victory over the Flames, and they improved to 105 points while closing within one of first-place San Jose in the Western Conference.
Ian White scored for the Flames, whose three-game winning streak ended. Their playoff hopes also took a blow, because they have just three games remaining and are tied with the Colorado Avalanche for eighth place in the Western Conference. The Avalanche have five games left, beginning with San Jose on Sunday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Claude Giroux and Arron Asham scored second-period goals to power Philadelphia to the victory.
Kimmo Timonen added a goal and an assist and Daniel Carcillo also scored for the Flyers, who had slipped to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 1-6-1 stretch over their previous eight games. Brian Boucher made 31 saves.
Despite goals from Dan Cleary, Darren Helm and Pavel Datsyuk, the Red Wings lost in regulation for the first time in 13 games. Chris Osgood, making his first start in goal since Jan. 27, had 21 saves for Detroit.