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  • Associated Press The Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat scores a goal against Ducks goalie John Gibson, one of three DeBrincat scored Monday.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:00 am


Blackhawks' teen nets hat trick in defeat of Ducks

Associated Press

CHICAGO – Alex DeBrincat had three goals and an assist, Patrick Sharp stopped a 16-game scoring drought and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 on Monday night.

Nick Schmaltz had a goal and two assists, and Artem Anisimov scored his team-high 11th goal as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games. Brandon Saad also scored, and Patrick Kane collected three assists, extending his season-high point streak to seven games.

DeBrincat, who turns 20 on Dec. 18, became the second-youngest player in franchise history to record a hat trick, trailing Jeremy Roenick by four days. The rookie has nine goals and three assists in 11 November games.

The banged-up Ducks dropped their fourth consecutive game. Ryan Kesler, Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Eaves remain out with long-term injuries, Rickard Rakell missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury and defenseman Brandon Montour left midway through the third, favoring his right side as he skated off the ice.

Ryan Hartman had two assists for Chicago, and Corey Crawford finished with 25 saves.

CANADIENS 3, BLUE JACKETS 1: In Montreal, Carey Price made 37 saves, and Brendan Gallagher got his 10th goal as Montreal snapped Columbus' six-game winning streak.

Jonathan Drouin scored in the first period, and Andrew Shaw had an empty-net goal for Montreal in Price's second straight victory since returning from injury.

Rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for the Blue Jackets, who lost for the first time since Nov. 10. Sergei Bobrovsky had allowed just six goals on Columbus' winning streak but gave up two on 27 shots.

It was the second regulation loss for the Blue Jackets in 10 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season.

Coming off a 3-0 win against Buffalo on Saturday, the Canadiens picked up where they left off.

Montreal scored on its first two shots against Bobrovsky, the league leader in save percentage and goals-against average.

Gallagher capitalized on a giveaway by Cam Atkinson for the first at 3:11 with a sharp-angle shot, his 200th career point. Gallagher had 10 goals in 64 games last season.

PANTHERS 3, DEVILS 2: In Newark, New Jersey, Roberto Luongo became only the second goalie to win 200 games with two different teams by making 23 saves to lead Florida. He also won 252. Patrick Roy won 289 with Montreal and 262 for Colorado.