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Wednesday's NHL Capsules

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CHICAGO - Kris Versteeg scored 59 seconds into the third period, Patrick Kane added two more goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Marcus Kruger also scored for Chicago, and Antti Raanta had 40 saves in his first start since Corey Crawford was sidelined by a left foot injury. Versteeg also had the primary assist on each of Kane's goals.

Back at home after a 5-1 road trip, Chicago killed off each of St. Louis' six power plays and won for the seventh time in eight games.

Ian Cole scored in the second for the Blues, who had won four of five. Jake Allen made 29 saves. Martin Brodeur was the backup to Allen in St. Louis' first game since the NHL's winningest goalie signed a one-year contract on Tuesday.

WILD 2, CANADIENS 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? Jason Zucker and Jason Pominville scored improbable goals to lift Minnesota over Montreal. Darcy Kuemper stopped 18 shots after allowing four goals in each of his last two starts. Minnesota has won seven of 10.

Alex Galchenyuk scored in the final minute after Montreal pulled goalie Carey Price, who made 33 saves. The Canadiens are 1-3-1 in their past five games.

Playing with heavy hearts one day after the death of Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau, the Canadiens dedicated the game to the longtime captain who won 10 Stanley Cup titles as a player and seven more as an executive. All Montreal players wore No. 4 on their helmets.

Other than getting the first six shots of the third period, the Canadiens provided little offence against a team missing its top defenceman, Ryan Suter.

Suter sat out due to illness, marking the first time the NHL leader in ice time has missed a game since joining the Wild on July 4, 2012. He had played in 153 consecutive regular-season games and 18 more in the post-season.

JETS 3, OILERS 2, OT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) ??? Mathieu Perreault scored 17 seconds into overtime, and Winnipeg sent Edmonton to its 11th straight loss.

Perrault tipped Jacob Trouba's point shot past goalie Ben Scrivens to win it. Trouba and Dustin Byfuglien also scored for the Jets.

David Perron and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had goals for the Oilers (6-15-5), who haven't beaten a Western Conference opponent this season.

Edmonton's longest winless streak is 14 games from Oct. 11-Nov. 7, 1993.

Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves in the win. Scrivens stopped 21 shots.

Perron had given Edmonton a 2-1 lead at 1:31 of the third period when he capitalized on a Winnipeg turnover. Byfuglien tied it with 3:06 left in regulation when he redirected in Mark Stuart's point shot. He also assisted on Trouba's goal.

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