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SUNRISE, Fla. - Corey Crawford earned his second shutout of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Brandon Saad and Teuvo Teravainen scored goals before Jonathan Toews added an empty-netter with 46.8 seconds left.

The Blackhawks won their second consecutive game after previously losing three straight and beat the Panthers for the seventh straight time. The last time the Blackhawks lost to the Panthers was March, 8, 2011.

It was the first game for Chicago since losing leading scorer Patrick Kane, placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday with a broken left collarbone suffered in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Panthers.

Crawford stopped 20 shots by a sluggish Florida offence, which took only four shots in the first period and didn't take its fifth shot on goal until 10:47 of the second.

Canadiens 5, Blue Jackets 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Carey Price made 25 saves to extend his franchise-best road winning streak to 10 games.

P.K Subban had a goal and two assists, rookie Jacob De La Rose scored twice, Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist, and Max Pacioretty also scored. Montreal got its seventh win in 10 games and 11th in the last 13 on the road.

Brandon Dubinksy and Marko Dano scored for Columbus, and David Savard had two assists. Curtis McElhinney finished with 22 saves as the Blue Jackets lost their fourth straight.

Columbus, which leads the league in man-games lost to injuries, lost Dubinksy right after his goal and he did not return.

Rangers 4, Coyotes 3

NEW YORK (AP) ??? Lee Stempniak broke a tie with 2:14 left, netting his second goal of the game, and Chris Kreider also scored twice.

In sending the Coyotes to their eighth straight loss, Stempniak backhanded in a rebound of his own shot on the doorstep. That gave the Rangers their fourth consecutive win and 11th in 14 games (11-1-2).

Kevin Hayes had two assists, and Cam Talbot stopped 37 shots as New York moved into a first-place tie with the Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.

Sam Gagner scored two goals, and Mark Arcobello added one for Arizona, which led 3-1 after the first period. Mike Smith made 34 saves.

Sabres 6, Canucks 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ??? Torrey Mitchell scored a pair of goals for Buffalo. It was Mitchell's first goal since Nov. 22, and his first multi-goal night since March 23, 2011.

Chris Stewart, Andrej Meszaros, Brian Flynn and Brian Gionta also scored for the Sabres, who were without their two leading scorers, Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons, due to injury.

The win gave last-place Buffalo victories in consecutive games for just the fourth time this season.

Vancouver got goals from Shawn Matthias, Daniel Sedin and Jannik Hansen as it finished a five-game road trip with a 3-2 record.

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