DETROIT – In less than two minutes, the Chicago Blackhawks did all the damage they needed to do. And then they just kept scoring.
The Blackhawks scored three goals during a span of 1:39 early in the first period and Brandon Saad and Dave Bolland finished with two goal apiece in the Chicago Blackhawks 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Especially these early games, its nice to get off to a good start, Saad said. We got a couple of bounces and got a couple of goals and it was nice to play with the lead.
Jonathan Toews added a goal and two assists and Jeremy Morin and Nick Leddy, also scored for Chicago. Cory Crawford made 33 saves.
Contributions from everybody. It certainly helps when you get a quick start like that right off the bat, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
FLYERS 5, CAPITALS 4: In Philadelphia, Ruslan Fedotenko scored 1:34 into overtime after Kimmo Timonen got the tying goal with 9.5 seconds left in regulation to lead the Flyers.
Maxime Talbot, Matt Read and Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers, who moved within two points of the idle New York Rangers and New York Islanders for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Capitals are a point ahead of Philadelphia in a jumbled East.
BLUE JACKETS 2, DUCKS 1, OT: In Columbus, Ohio, Mark Letestu set up the only goal in regulation and scored the game-winner in overtime, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 of 30 shots to lead the Blue Jackets.
The victory improved the Blue Jackets to 9-0-3 in their last 12 games at Nationwide Arena and gave them points in 15 of their last 17 games (10-2-5) to crawl into playoff contention in the West.
KINGS 3, STARS 2: In Dallas, Brad Richardson and Justin Williams scored third-period goals just over a minute apart to help lift Los Angeles .
Jeff Carter also scored his 20th goal of the season for Los Angeles, which has lost just once in regulation in Dallas in its last 14 visits (11-1-2) and outshot the Stars 40-15.
BRUINS 2, SABRES 0: In Buffalo, N.Y., David Krejci and Nathan Horton scored goals less than three minutes apart in the third period, and Anton Khudobin stopped 26 shots in leading Boston past the Sabres.
Khubodin earned the second shutout of his career, while the Bruins improved to 2-5 in their last seven road games.