Sports Toews lifts Blackhawks to 3-2 overtime win vs. Senators; Ottawa winless in eight

05:30  15 january  2020
05:30  15 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Zack Smith scores twice to lead Blackhawks over Canadiens 4-1

  Zack Smith scores twice to lead Blackhawks over Canadiens 4-1 MONTREAL — Zack Smith scored twice to give the visiting Chicago Blackhawks a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Alex DeBrincat and Drake Caggiula also scored for the Blackhawks (22-20-6), who were coming off a 3-2 overtime win against the Senators on Tuesday. Corey Crawford improved to 11-2-2 against his hometown team with a 32-save effort. Phillip Danault scored the lone goal for the Canadiens (20-21-7), who have lost 10 of their last 11. Still looking for his first victory of the season, Charlie Lindgren stopped 24-of-28 shots.Lindgren started the first game of a back-to-back for Montreal. Carey Price gets the nod Thursday in Philadelphia.

Patrick Kane scored the overtime winner, while Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad each had two points in the Blackhawks ' victory. Patrick Kane scored the overtime winner, while Alex DeBrincat NHL Highlights | Senators vs Red Wings – Jan. 10, 2020 - Продолжительность: 5

The first two -goal game of his career gave the Chicago forward eight points in his last five games. Dominik Kubalik scored two goals, Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks Kovalchuk’s OT goal gives Canadiens 2 -1 win over Senators .

OTTAWA — Jonathan Toews scored in overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks rallied past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night.

A pair of goals by Dominik Kubalik, who now has seven in his last five games, tied the game 2-2 early in the third after the Blackhawks (21-20-6) trailed 2-0 early.

Robin Lehner was solid, stopping 20 shots, as Chicago played the first of a three-game Eastern Canada road trip.

Connor Brown and Chris Tierney scored first-period goals for the Senators (16-22-8).

Rookie goaltender Marcus Hogberg started in net for the third straight game, making 27 saves.

Ottawa has just one regulation win in its last 14 games (3-5-6). The Senators are now winless in their past eight games (0-4-4).

In the Habs' Room: Ilya Kovalchuk cements his place on the team with OT winner

  In the Habs' Room: Ilya Kovalchuk cements his place on the team with OT winner OTTAWA — Ilya Kovalchuk picked the perfect time to score his first goal as a Canadien. He scored on a breakaway with 51.9 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. The winning goal came after Kovalchuk was stopped by Marcus Hogberg on an earlier breakaway in the overtime. “I really wanted to get out there one more time and the coach put us out there,” Kovalchuk said. “There was kind of a broken play when their (defenceman) took a step back and I took off. Phil (Danault) was coming with me to make it a 2-on-1, but I said in my head I’m going to shoot this one.

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (left) scores the game- winning goal in overtime past St. Louis Blues goaltender Ryan Miller during Game 5 of a Seconds later, the Blackhawks were in command. They've taken three straight in an ultra-tight series that's had four overtimes , and can wrap

Dominik Kubalik scored twice and Jonathan Toews recorded his second straight multi-point Ottawa dropped a 2 -1 overtime loss to Montreal on Saturday night as Drake Batherson scored his first The Blackhawks have swept the Senators the past two seasons. Chicago is 11- 2 -1 vs . the Senators in

Ottawa wasted no time getting things started as Brown scored 3:33 into the game, banging home a Dylan DeMelo rebound.

Tierney gave the home team a 2-0 lead less than four minutes later, scoring his seventh of the season as he tipped a pass from Thomas Chabot.

With time running out in the second Kubalik cut the Senators 2-0 lead in half as he deflected a Patrick Kane shot and beat Hogberg.

Kubalik then beat Ron Hainsey in a foot race 3:41 into the third and scored on Hogberg five-hole for his 18th of the season.

Lehner made an impressive two-pad stack save on Anthony Duclair to keep the game close early in the second, which seemed to spark the Blackhawks as they began to push back.

Toews had a wide-open net, but shot wide, leaving the captain shaking his head.

Tuesday's game marked the return of Zack Smith, who was traded to Chicago for Artem Anisimov in the off-season. Smith's 612 career games with Ottawa is ninth all time in franchise history. Smith has two goals and nine points through 39 games, while Anisomov has eight goals and ten points in 27 games with the Senators.

Notes: Nikita Zaitsev was back in Ottawa's lineup for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury Dec. 14. The Senators announced Nick Paul would likely miss a month due to a high ankle sprain.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2020.

Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press

Canadiens squeak past lowly Senators 2-1 in overtime .
OTTAWA — The Canadiens’ eight-game losing streak came to an end Saturday, but it took an overtime goal by Ilya Kovalchuk to give Montreal a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. Carey Price spent most of the game protecting a 1-0 lead, but the Senators defied logic as they came on strong over the final two periods after playing Friday in Detroit. They were outshooting Montreal 9-2 in the third period when Drake Batherson scored his first goal of the season at 13:32. He picked up a loose puck in the slot after the Canadiens stopped a rush by Anthony Duclair.

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