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  • Associated Press Chicago Blackhawks' Ryan Hartman, center, celebrates his goal with Tanner Kero (67) and Niklas Hjalmarsson, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Chicago.

Friday, January 06, 2017 8:03 pm

Kane, Blackhawks beat Sabres 4-3 in overtime

JAY COHEN | Associated Press

CHICAGO – Patrick Kane scored 56 seconds into overtime, Artem Anisimov had two goals and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Thursday night.

Jonathan Toews set up Kane's 12th goal when he forced Anders Nilsson to make a left pad save. The rebound went right to Kane, who knocked it into the open side of net before Nilsson could recover.

Ryan Hartman also scored for the Blackhawks, who had dropped five of six. Kane also had two assists against his hometown team and Corey Crawford made 17 stops in Chicago's 10th consecutive victory against Buffalo.

Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, and Ryan O'Reilly had two assists in his return from an appendectomy.