Contact Us

Blackhawks Get Another Win – NHL News And Notes For January 28th

Chicago Blackhawks - Kirk Irwin/Getty Images
Chicago Blackhawks – Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are off to the best start in franchise history. With a 2-1 overtime win over Detroit, the ‘Hawks upped their record to 6-0. Nick Leddy scored 2:45 into OT to secure the win. 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.

The Blackhawks previous best start to a season was 5-0 in 1971-72.

— After picking up their first point with an overtime loss in their previous outing, the Capitals beat the visiting Buffalo Sabres 3-2 for their first win of the NHL season. The Caps were the last winless team in the NHL. Former two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH’-kin) scored his first goal of the season during a third-period power play, helping Washington improve to 1-3-1. The Capitals had opened with four consecutive losses for the first time since the 1993-94 season.

— Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin (ehv-GEH’-nee MAHL’-kihn) and James Neal scored in the shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators. Neal also scored in regulation to help the Penguins snap a two-game skid. Colin Greening scored a second-period goal for the Senators, and Jason Spezza (SPET’-suh) and Kyle Turris beat Marc-Andre Fleury (marhk-AHN’-dray FLOOR’-ee) in the shootout. But Milan Michalek (MEE’-lahn muh-KAHL’-ihk) was stopped with Ottawa’s first attempt.

— Tampa Bay had a lopsided 5-1 win over visiting Philadelphia. Teddy Purcell (PUR’-sehl) had a goal and two assists for the Lightning and Martin St. Louis (mahr-TAN’ san loo-EE’) contributed four assists. The lone goal for the Flyers came from Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay).

— Andrei Markov scored 4:22 into overtime on a power play as Montreal recovered from blowing a two-goal lead to defeat New Jersey 4-3. Markov was at the edge of the crease and lifted the rebound of a shot by Rene Bourque’s (ruh-NAY’ BOHRK) off the end boards into an open side for his fourth goal. The Canadiens took a 3-1 lead early in the third period, but David Clarkson scored on a power play and Dainius Zubrus (DYN’-uhs ZOO’-bruhs) tied the game at 13:02.

— Evander Kane scored 1:59 into overtime to give Winnipeg a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders. Kane, who also had an assist, tapped the puck in past goalie Evgeni Nabokov (ehv-GEH’-nee nah-BAH’-kahv) after a rebound from a long Olli Jokinen (OH’-lee YOH’-kih-nehn) shot.

— San Jose remained undefeated with a 4-1 win over Vancouver. Joe Pavelski had two goals for the Sharks while Patrick Marleau scored once. The Sharks are unbeaten in five games.

— Vladimir Sobotka (vlah-DIH’-meer soh-BAHT’-kah) scored from close range at 2:16 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over Minnesota. 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.

More From AM 1400 ESPN

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://am1400espn.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1400 ESPN quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1400 ESPN quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!