St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Vladimir Sobotka and David Backes both scored in the third period as the St. Louis Blues rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers, 4-2, at Scottrade Center. The Oilers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one period on late tallies from Taylor Hall and Ryan Whitney. St. Louis, however, fought back with second-period goals by Jaden Schwartz and Kevin Shattenkirk. Jaroslav Halak made 15 saves for the Blues, who have won two of their last three games. Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots for Edmonton, which suffered its sixth straight loss in St. Louis.
Final Score: Chicago 4, Columbus 3 (OT) Brent Seabrook scored with 1:37 remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks extended their amazing streak with a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at United Center. On the winning goal, Chicago captain Jonathan Toews retrieved a puck he chipped past Blue Jackets defenseman Adrian Aucoin and fed Seabrook a cross-ice pass that he fired into an open net. The Blackhawks stretched their NHL record season-opening points streak to 21 games (18-0-3). They have earned at least one point 27 consecutive games overall, the third-longest such run in league history.
Final Score: Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks' success at home continued Friday night, but they will have to do a better job playing a full 60 minutes after nearly squandering a comfortable lead in a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. The Ducks carried a three-goal cushion into the third period, only to see the Wild strike in the frame's opening minute and again just past the midway point. Things got even more tense when Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin tripped Matt Cullen with 3:17 remaining. Late in the ensuing power play, Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper went to the bench to make it 6- on-4. Minnesota had a couple chances, but weren't able to come up with an equalizer as the Ducks ran their winning streak at Honda Center to eight games. Jonas Hiller made 31 saves for the Ducks, who are off to the best start in club history at 15-3-1.