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Kane, Blackhawks extend streaks in OT win against Canucks

Forward has point in 13 straight, Chicago gets sixth straight victory

by Scott King / NHL.com Correspondent

Toews' OT winner

VAN@CHI: Toews nets beauty in overtime

Jonathan Toews chips the puck from his backhand to his forehand while getting by a defender and scores the winning goal in overtime

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks won their sixth straight game, 4-3 in overtime against the Vancouver Canucks at United Center on Thursday.

Chicago forward Patrick Kane had an assist to extend his point streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the NHL.

Jonathan Toews won it at 3:21 of overtime, scoring stick side from in front of the crease off a pass from Dylan Strome. Toews has 12 points (six goals, six assists) in a six-game point streak. 

"Maybe everyone else on the ice was as tired as I was," Toews said. "I was just trying to make one last play without it being too dangerous, risking a turnover. Was able to anticipate the D-man throwing his stick in there and was able to get a shot on net."

 

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Alex DeBrincat had two goals, Brandon Saad scored and Strome had three assists for the Blackhawks (22-24-9), who are on their longest winning streak since they won seven in a row Feb. 19-March 4, 2017. Collin Delia made 40 saves. 

"It's two points on the board," Strome said. "Obviously they only get one, so that makes up some ground and we'll take it and keep the train rolling here and hopefully we can do it again Sunday (against the Detroit Red Wings)." 

Josh Leivo had a goal and two assists, and Alex Biega and Elias Pettersson scored for the Canucks (24-24-7), who lost their third straight game. Jacob Markstrom made 31 saves.

"Yeah, once again I think we all felt we played a pretty strong game, especially after taking some penalties and giving up two goals," Canucks forward Brock Boeser said. "We had a good pushback in the second, kept pressuring, getting chances and we never quit. It's unfortunate we didn't get that second point, but at least we get one."

Video: VAN@CHI: Pettersson ties it up late with PPG

Pettersson tied it 3-3 with 1:52 remaining in the third period, shooting off Delia's helmet from the right circle on a power play. 

"We were always looking for a tie and they were always ahead," Pettersson said. "It's nice to get a point, but in overtime I had a breakaway. It is what it is. It [stinks], to be honest, but we have to get better."

DeBrincat scored on a one-timer from the left circle during a 5-on-3 power play to give Chicago a 1-0 lead at 17:59 of the first period. Kane had an assist to give him 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) in his streak.

Video: VAN@CHI: Kane extends point streak on DeBrincat's PPG

Saad made it 2-0 at 18:58, shooting a loose puck from the bottom of the left circle.

Biega cut it to 2-1 at 2:20 of the second period off a slap shot from the blue line. It was his first goal of the season.

Leivo tied it 2-2 at 4:41, scoring from the left circle.

DeBrincat gave the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead at 14:01, scoring from the bottom of the left circle after Strome passed him the puck off a backhand across the crease.

Video: Clutch Performance: Blackhawks' efficient power play

 

They said it

"We had [43] shots, it's not like we didn't have the chances. Unlucky bounces and a couple that could've gone in. Loui [Eriksson] had the start with the post right in front of the net, game changes just like that. Unfortunate not to get two, but we have to keep our head high for battling back and getting a point." -- Canucks forward Josh Leivo

 

"Obviously it's nice to have rest. I think our guys used it in a productive way. We used it as a springboard. We had guys that went away, but then they came back to work on certain facets of their game. I went back to Massachusetts. Just got a little alone time with myself on the ice and worked on some things that I felt I had been deficient in. I think we all used the break to our benefit." -- Blackhawks goalie Collin Delia

 

Need to know

Kane matched Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho's 12-game run (Oct. 4-30) for the most consecutive games with at least one assist this season. Stan Mikita holds the Blackhawks record with 14. … DeBrincat has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in a seven-game point streak. He became the fourth player in Blackhawks history to have multiple point streaks of seven-plus games at the age of 21 or younger in one season. … Pettersson has six points (three goals, three assists) in six games since returning from a right knee injury. … Boeser has eight points (three goals, five assists) in the past seven games. 

 

What's next

Canucks: Host the Calgary Flames on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, SN360, SN1, CITY, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, FS-D, NHL.TV)

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