Printed on: February 08, 2013

Chicago rolls past Phoenix


Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks remained the only NHL team without a loss in regulation this season by routing the Phoenix Coyotes 6-2 Thursday night.

Viktor Stalberg, Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell each had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks improved to 9-0-2. Dave Bolland also scored for Chicago.

Martin Hanzal and Raffi Torres scored for the Coyotes. Phoenix pulled goalie Mike Smith after Bickell scored Chicago's sixth goal with 4:52 left in the second period.

Kane's goals both came with a 5-on-3 advantage in the Blackhawks' four-goal first period. Kane has eight goals and 10 assists on the season.

Chicago's Patrick Sharp had three assists.

The Blackhawks, who lost to the Coyotes in six games in last season's playoffs, scored a half-dozen goals for the second time against Phoenix this season. They won in Arizona 6-4, also with Smith in goal, in the second game of the season on Jan. 20. Those are Chicago's two highest-scoring games of the season.

Ray Emery made 22 saves on an easy night. He is 3-0-0 this year with two wins over Phoenix.

Around the NHL

Penguins 5, Capitals 2: At Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby extended his points streak to six games with a goal and two assists and the Penguins pounded the lifeless Capitals.

Predators 3, Kings 0: At Nashville, Tenn., Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season and Colin Wilson scored two goals to lead the Predators over the Kings.

Red Wings 5, Blues 1: At St. Louis, Petr Mrazek made 26 saves in his NHL debut, leading the Red Wings over the Blues.

Sabres 5, Canadiens 4, SO: At Buffalo, N.Y., Thomas Vanek scored twice in regulation, including the tying tally with two seconds left, and added a shootout goal to rally the Sabres.

Canucks 4, Wild 1: At St. Paul, Minn., Corey Schneider made 22 saves and Mason Raymond had a power-play goal and an assist in the second period to lead Vancouver past the sputtering Wild, the fourth straight win for the Canucks.

Rangers 4, Islanders 1: At New York, Teenage rookie J.T. Miller scored his first two NHL goals in his second career game to lift the Rangers.

Devils 4, Lightning 2: At Newark, N.J., Ilya Kovalchuk broke a tie with a short-handed goal late in the second period and the Devils won their third straight game with a victory over the slumping Lightning.

Panthers 3, Flyers 2, SO: At Philadelphia, Jonathon Huberdeau and Peter Mueller both scored goals in a shootout to lead the Panthers.

Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3 OT: At Columbus, Ohio, Alex Tanguay scored on a one-timer 1:07 into overtime to lead the Flames past the Blue Jackets in a battle of Western Conference cellar-dwellers.

Hurricanes 3, Senators 2, OT: At Ottawa, Cam Ward made 45 saves and Jay Harrison scored 2:19 into overtime to rally the Hurricanes.

Maple Leafs 3, Jets 2: At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Phil Kessel scored his first goal of the season late in the third period to lift the Maple Leafs over the Jets.

Bruins trade suspended G Thomas to Islanders: At New York, veteran goalie Tim Thomas, who has said he won't play this season, was traded by the Boston Bruins to the New York Islanders on Thursday for a conditional second-round draft choice either next year or in 2015.

Thomas chose to take this season off following the NHL lockout and was suspended by the Bruins after he didn't report to training camp last month. The 38-year-old goalie is in the final season of a four-year deal that counts for $5 million against the salary cap.