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  • Leddy's OT goal gives Hawks best start ever

  • CHICAGO — Nick Leddy scored 2:45 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks improved to 6-0 — the best start in franchise history — with a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
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  • CHICAGO — Nick Leddy scored 2:45 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks improved to 6-0 — the best start in franchise history — with a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
    After taking a cross-ice pass from Viktor Stalberg, Leddy fired from the left circle and beat Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard with a shot that slipped just under his glove.
    Detroit's Johan Franzen connected early in the third to tie the game at 1 and set up overtime.
    Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford finished with 29 saves in his fifth start in six games.
    Howard, who has started all five of Detroit's games, made 25 saves.
    The Blackhawks started 5-0 in 1971-72 — Hall of Famer Bobby Hull's final season in Chicago — and matched it on Saturday night with a 3-2 win in Columbus.
    Sharks 4, Canucks 1
    At San Jose, Calif., Joe Pavelski had two goals, Patrick Marleau scored again — though only once — and the Sharks stayed undefeated.
    Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 5-0-0. Antti Niemi made 23 saves as coach Todd McLellan earned his 200th career victory.
    Jets 5, Islanders 4, OT
    At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Evander Kane scored 1:59 into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a come-from-behind victory.
    Kane, who also had an assist, tapped the puck in past goalie Evgeni Nabokov after a rebound from a long Olli Jokinen shot.
    Blues 5, Wild 4, OT
    At St. Louis, Vladimir Sobotka scored from close range at 2:16 of overtime to give St. Louis a victory.
    St. Louis is 5-1, its best start since winning seven of its first eight in 1997-98. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Dallas on Saturday night, the Blues improved to 3-0 at home.
    Capitals 3, Sabres 2
    At Washington, Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season, and Washington became the last NHL team to get a win.
    After a fruitless first week, Ovechkin found the net with a one-timer from the left circle on a power play with 14:49 remaining in the game. Joel Ward had a goal and an assist, John Erskine also scored, and Michal Neuvirth made 22 saves for the Capitals, who had opened with four consecutive losses for the first time since the 1993-94 season.
    Penguins 2, Senators 1, SO
    At Ottawa, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal scored in the shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a victory against the Ottawa Senators.
    Canadiens 4, Devils 3, OT
    At Montreal, Andrei Markov scored 4:22 into overtime on a power play as the Montreal Canadiens recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to defeat the New Jersey Devils.
    Lighting 5, Flyers 1
    At Tampa, Fla., Teddy Purcell had a goal and two assists, Martin St. Louis contributed four assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers.
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