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NHL: Chicago extend points record with overtime win over Oilers

The Chicago Blackhawks scored a point for the 19th game in a row to further extend their record for the best start in NHL history.

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews takes the puck past Edmonton's Jeff Petry.
Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews takes the puck past Edmonton's Jeff Petry.

Marian Hossa scored 1:44 into overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their record for the best start in NHL history with a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Viktor Stalberg and Patrick Kane also scored for Chicago, who are riding a league record of taking at least a point in 19 straight games.

The Anaheim Ducks held the previous record of 16 games to begin the 2006-07 season.

“The biggest thing is that we don’t want to lose right now,” said Kane. “We want to keep this thing going. I’m telling you, after the second period guys weren’t very happy that we were down a goal and we knew we wanted to come back and change that right away.”

Goaltender Ray Emery stopped 17 shots for Chicago, who have won six in a row and improved to 8-0-1 at home this season.

Jeff Petry and Nail Yakupov scored goals for the Oilers, who began a nine-game road trip on Monday.

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 31 of 34 shots in the loss. Stalberg tied the game 2-2 early in the third period. Michal Rozsival threw the puck toward the crease for Stalberg, who stabbed at it and it slid under Khabibulin, of Russia.

In overtime, Hossa knocked in his own rebound to enable Chicago to extend the streak.

Slava Voynov scored the go-ahead goal and Anze Kopitar had three assists as the Los Angeles Kings won their fourth straight, beating the Anaheim Ducks 5-2.

Dustin Penner, Dustin Brown, Jake Muzzin and Jeff Carter also scored for the Kings as they halted Anaheim’s six-game winning streak.

Roman Josi scored twice, including an overtime winner, and added two assists as the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 5-4.

The Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 via a shoot-out, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were 4-2 winners over the Philadelphia Flyers.

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