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Artemi Panarin helps Blackhawks win seventh straight

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
PANARIN LIFTS BLACKHAWKS OVER BLUES FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT WIN

The St. Louis Blues tied the game with 2:11 remaining in the third period, but Artemi Panarin (1-1-2) scored 25 seconds into overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to their seventh straight win and an 8-0-1 record in their past nine games.

* The Blackhawks have strung together win streaks of at least seven games the past three seasons (also Nov. 25 - Dec. 11, 2014: 8-0-0 and Dec. 29, 2015 - Jan. 19, 2016: 12-0-0).

* Panarin scored his eighth NHL game-winning goal and second in overtime (also Jan. 5 at the Pittsburgh Penguins). The 2015-16 Calder Trophy winner has 36 goals and 92 points in 94 regular-season games, including six goals and 15 points in 14 games this season.

Video: CHI@STL: Panarin sets up his shot, snaps in OT winner

* Patrick Kane had an assist in overtime to extend his point streak to five games (3-5-8). The leading scorer in the NHL last season is tied for second in the League this season with 17 points (5-12-17), behind Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (9-9-18).

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps

COLUMBUS 3, Anaheim 2 (OT)
Ottawa 2, BUFFALO 1 (SO)
Chicago 2, ST. LOUIS 1 (OT)

2017 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC JERSEYS UNVEILED

Prior to playing Wednesday, the Blues and Blackhawks unveiled the uniforms they will wear when they meet in the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Jan. 2.

* The Blues' Winter Classic uniform is a re-creation of the inaugural look from the 1967-68 season. Click here for more details.

* Chicago's uniform is inspired by the playing era of legends Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull. Click here for more details.

WERENSKI CONTINUES STRONG START FOR BLUE JACKETS

The Anaheim Ducks erased an early 2-0 deficit, but Zach Werenski scored his first NHL overtime goal to help the Columbus Blue Jackets improve to 4-0-1 in their past five games. Werenski, who shares third among all rookies with 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 11 games this season, became the first rookie defenseman, and fourth rookie skater, to score an overtime goal for the Blue Jackets, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Video: ANA@CBJ: Wennberg spins, sets up Werenski for OT win

LOOSE PUCKS

MUST SEE: More than 19,000 fans joined together to sing the U.S. anthem at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. … Ottawa Senators forward Ryan Dzingel scored a highlight-reel goal to tie the game in the Senators' victory. He has five goals and nine points in 13 games this season, compared to three goals and nine points in his first 30 NHL games. … Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov saw his NHL career-high point streak end at 11 games (8-9-17). … A limited number of tickets to the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs will go on sale today at 10 a.m. ET. … Jozy Altidore of the United States Men's National Soccer Team dropped the ceremonial puck in Columbus.

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: Great form & welcome, @JozyAltidore!#USMNT #CBJ pic.twitter.com/2EUdOmiVRa

SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern

Columbus @ Boston, 7 p.m., NESN, FS-O, NHL.TV
Minnesota @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ROOT, FS-N, NHL.TV
Anaheim @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-CR, PRIME, NHL.TV
Los Angeles @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SN360, RDS, FS-W, NHL.TV
Vancouver @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., FS-D, SNV, NHL.TV
NY Islanders @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, MSG+, NHL.TV
San Jose @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, CSN-CA, NHL.TV
St. Louis @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-MW, NHL.TV
Dallas @ Calgary, 9 p.m., SNF, FS-SW, NHL.TV
Winnipeg @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A, TSN3, NHL.TV

CANADIENS AIM TO CONTINUE PERFECT HOME START

The League-leading Montreal Canadiens (10-1-1, 23 points) aim for their ninth consecutive home win to start the season when they host the Los Angeles Kings (7-6-0, 14 points), winners of three straight games, at Bell Centre. Montreal has won its first nine home games once before in their 99-year NHL history, in 1953-54 (9-0-0).

LAINE, JETS PAY VISIT TO ARIZONA

Rookie Patrik Laine, who is coming off his second NHL hat trick and leads the League with 11 goals in 14 games, leads the Jets (6-7-1, 13 points) into their first game of the season against the Arizona Coyotes (5-7-0, 10 points). Laine is the first player to score at least 11 goals within his first 14 NHL games since 1992-93, when three players achieved the feat, including Teemu Selanne who also scored 11 times in his first 14 games with the original Jets en route to setting an NHL rookie record for goals in a season with 76 in 84 games.

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