Dec 15, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks ended the Los Angeles Kings’ impressive six-game winning streak on Sunday, beating them 3-1.
All three of Chicago’s goals came in the first period … which is also an impressive feat, as the Kings hadn’t allowed a goal in an opening frame in a stunning 18 consecutive games.
Jonathan Toews collected two assists and fired five shots on goal, Marian Hossa generated a tally of his own and Antti Raanta bounced back from being pulled on Saturday to bump his record to 6-1-1 on the season.
Ben Scrivens shook off that tough first period (three goals allowed on 10 shots), stopping 30 shots in the final two periods. He lost in his first start since Dec. 2, as Martin Jones has begun his NHL career on fire.
Chicago remains atop the West and the NHL with 53 points (24-7-5 in 36 games played) while Los Angeles hovers with 48 points in two fewer contests.
- PHT’s 2015 free agent frenzy tracker 37
- Getting clutch? Capitals reportedly sign Justin Williams for two years, $6.5M 8
- Coyotes bring back Vermette with two-year deal 28
- Bruins sign Beleskey for five years, despite some warning signs 40
- Kessel trade shows Leafs are trying to ‘build this thing the right way’ 21
- Green signs with Red Wings — 3 years, $18 million 24
- ‘It’s hard to find players like Phil Kessel’ 39
- Kassian traded to Habs for Prust; Hodgson signs with Preds 17
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins 131
- Oilers get Sekera for six years, closing in on Letestu 7
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (131)
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad, Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (93)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Flames land Dougie Hamilton for package of picks (75)