NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Bryan Bickell scored in the first period, Ray Emery made 20 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 1-0 on Saturday for their third win in four games.
The Blackhawks improved to 12-0-1 against the Central Division. Chicago beat Nashville for the third time this season ? including twice in six days. The teams will meet again Sunday in Chicago.
Nashville lost its second straight and fourth in five games.
Emery posted his second shutout and the 13th of his career. Chicago is 16-3-4 in one-goal games.
KINGS 4, OILERS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and Los Angeles kept moving forward in the Western Conference playoff race with a victory over Edmonton.
Mike Richards and Slava Voynov also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won five of seven to climb back into fourth place in the West.
Carter scored his 22nd goal and Voynov got his first goal in 17 games, with both scores coming on Los Angeles' long-struggling power play. Drew Doughty added an empty-netter, just his second goal of the season.
Magnus Paajarvi scored and Devan Dubnyk stopped 35 shots for the Oilers, who have lost two straight after a five-game winning streak.
The Kings improved to 12-1-6 in their past 19 meetings with Edmonton.
JETS 4, FLYERS 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) ??? The host Jets scored four second-period goals in less than seven minutes, and Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves as Winnipeg beat Philadelphia to snap a five-game losing streak.
Evander Kane, Grant Clitsome, Kyle Wellwood and Bryan Little scored for the Jets, who recently slipped from first place in the Southeast Division to 10th in the Eastern Conference.
Ruslan Fedotenko scored in the first period for the Flyers, who had a four-game winning streak end.
Winnipeg struggled in the first period when it was outshot 13-4.
After Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov allowed four goals on 16 shots, he was replaced at the start of the third period by backup Steve Mason, who made his debut with Philadelphia. Mason stopped all nine shots he faced.