CHICAGO — One day after a flurry of Boston power-play goals doomed them, Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks tightened up and turned the tables on the Bruins.
Kane scored a tie-breaking power-play goal with 3:16 left in the third period and had an assist, and the Blackhawks beat Boston 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Kane scored on a screened shot from just inside the left point to put Chicago ahead 2-1 with Boston's Zdeno Chara off for high-sticking Brandon Saad, getting a double-minor for drawing blood. Brent Seabrook added a goal from the right circle on a screened shot with 1:05 remaining — and 11 seconds after the second portion of Chara's penalty had lapsed — as the Blackhawks ended Boston's six-game winning streak and their own two-game slide.
Artem Anisimov scored Chicago's first power-play goal as the Blackhawks went 2 for 5 with the man advantage on Sunday. In a 7-4 loss at Boston on Saturday, the Bruins scored four times in six chances.
"Nice to have that opportunity with 3 1/2 minutes left," said Kane, whose goal was his 25th. "I thought the power play moved it around pretty good tonight. We had some chances, had some good looks."
Anisimov's goal was his 20th as he reached that mark for the third straight season since the Blackhawks acquired him from Columbus. He provided a screen on Kane's goal as Chicago had men in front of Boston back-up goaltender Anton Khudobin on all three scores.
"It's something we're always talking about," Kane said. "The first goal, Artie got the tip on it. On my goal, he took away the goalie's eyes. All I had to do was pick a corner."
Anton Forsberg made 31 saves, and Jonathan Toews had three assists.
Chara scored his seventh goal, tying the game 1-1 midway through the third period. Khudobin stopped 36 shots.
Chara said his penalty was an accident.
"I was trying to play the puck," he said. "I was just trying to get to that puck before their player did. It's very unfortunate when something like this happens."
The Bruins played without leading scorer Brad Marchand, who's out day to day with an upper-body injury.
Marchand, who has a team-high 29 goals and 69 points — five goals and six assists in his last five games — was hurt when he collided with Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair in the first period of Saturday's contest between the teams in Boston.
"It's from the run-in with Duclair from last night," coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We didn't know how serious it would be. Just found out before the game he wouldn't be able to go."
Duclair had to be helped off the ice after the collision, favoring his right leg, and is expected to miss up to two weeks, according to coach Joel Quenneville.
Marchand continued in Saturday's game, playing just over 20 minutes and finishing with two assists in the Bruins' 7-4 win.
The Blackhawks struck first on the man advantage in this one. Parked at the edge of the crease, Anisimov tipped in Toews' drive from the right circle for the only goal of the first period.
Both teams narrowly missed on prime chances in the scoreless second as players fired shots off posts and both goalies stopped breakaways.
Forsberg blocked a deflection by Rick Nash 4:30 into the third, then stopped the Boston forward at the edge of the crease with a pad save later in the same shift.
Chara tied it midway in the third period on the Bruins' 28th shot. The big defenseman fired from the slot after taking David Krejci's centering pass and beat Forsberg on the glove side.
NOTES: Quenneville didn't rule out a return for No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford this season. Crawford, out since Dec. 23 with an upper-body injury, continues to work out off the ice ... Boston C Patrice Bergeron missed his seventh game with a fractured right foot ... Bruins F David Backes served his final game of a three-game suspension ... Chicago F Vinnie Hinostroza returned after missing Saturday's game due to a family emergency ... Before the game the Blackhawks recognized Kendall Coyne and Alex Rigsby, Chicago-area natives who were members of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women's hockey team. Both suited up and were on the ice for the national anthem.
PENGUINS 3, STARS 1
PITTSBURGH — Jamie Oleksiak scored a goal against his former team to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Sunday night.
Oleksiak scored his fifth of the season, while Evgeni Malkin got his 39th and added an assist. Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal, his 20th, to help the Penguins win for the fourth in five games.
Malkin, now with 919 points, moved past Pavel Datsyuk for fifth on the NHL's all-time points list among Russian-born players. He also equaled a season-high six-game points streak.
Pittsburgh, which rebounded from a 5-2 loss at Toronto one night earlier, jumped past Washington for first place in a tight Metropolitan Division. The Penguins, who lost six of their previous seven against Dallas, have won 14 of their last 15 overall at home.
Casey DeSmith made 17 saves for the Penguins with starter Matt Murray out for his seventh game with a concussion.
Alexander Radulov scored a power-play goal, his 25th of the season, for the Stars, who started a critical late-season stretch of six road games in 10 days with a loss against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. Dallas, the first wild card in the Western Conference, is 14-15-3 on the road and has just two wins in its last six games.
Kari Lehtonen, making his third straight start, stopped 27 shots.
Hornqvist opened the scoring with a first-period power-play goal. The final pick of the 2005 NHL Draft, he has scored at least 20 goals in eight of 10 NHL seasons, including the last five. The Penguins had two goals in their last 18 power-play chances prior to Hornqvist's goal.
Oleksiak gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead with 3.7 seconds left in the first. The Stars drafted Oleksiak in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft and Pittsburgh acquired the 6-foot-7, 25-year-old defenseman from Dallas on Dec. 19 for a 2019 conditional fourth-round draft pick.
Radulov scored a second-period power-play goal on a five-on-three for the Stars' first goal.
Hornqvist thought he had his second power-play goal of the game, and a 3-1 lead for Pittsburgh later in the period. But the Stars challenged the play and the goal was overturned because Malkin went offside earlier in the sequence.
NOTES: Stars G Ben Bishop missed his third game with a knee injury. He is expected to skate with equipment Monday after skating without pads Sunday morning. ... Pittsburgh scratched F Dominik Simon (lower-body), F Bryan Rust (concussion), F Zach Aston-Reese (upper body) and D Matt Hunwick. ... Marc Methot (knee) and Mattias Janmark (illness) both played for Dallas after missing Friday's game against Anaheim. ... Stars F Antoine Roussel played in his 400th career NHL game. He is the first in NHL history from France to play in 400 games.
ISLANDERS 5, FLAMES 2
CALGARY, Alberta — Christopher Gibson refused to take all the credit after leading the New York Islanders to a much-needed win.
The rookie goalie made 50 saves as the Islanders beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 to snap an eight-game losing streak.
"Personally it's great, but hockey is a team game," said Gibson, who improved his record this season to 1-0-2. "It's a great feeling. I'm happy that the team won today. I think it was a full team effort. I let out some bad rebounds and guys were there to clear them out."
It was the second NHL win for Gibson, who went 1-1-1 for the Islanders in the 2015-16 season.
"Ever since he's been in the organization he's been a great goaltender and tough to score on," said forward Anders Lee, who had two goals. "We always know the potential that these (young) guys have, but when you come into the game and play as calm as he has been, it's been a wonderful surprise."
Johnny Boychuk had a goal and two assists for the Islanders, who were 0-4-4 since winning at Carolina on Feb. 16. Nick Leddy and Jordan Eberle also scored, and Casey Cizikas and John Tavares had two assists each.
New York pulled seven points behind Columbus for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
"To get a win, especially when we've been playing one-goal games and going into overtime and losing in a shootout or losing in overtime . something's got to give, especially if you keep doing the right things," Boychuk said. "We know we're in a corner and we have to win as many games as we can."
Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist for the Flames, who kicked off a three-game homestand after going 2-0-1 on the road last week. Mark Giordano also scored.
"It's frustrating," Giordano said. "I think the problem is we're getting down a lot at home where we're forced to press a lot because you're down by a few goals. That was the case again tonight."
Mike Smith made 22 saves in his return after missing 13 games with a lower-body injury.
"I thought early on there I was a little sloppy, but I felt like I settled in pretty well as the game went on and got more comfortable," Smith said. "Tonight I think mentally we weren't engaged enough at the start of the game and it cost us."
Leddy opened the scoring at 2:14 of the first period when he fired a point shot that deflected off the post and in behind Smith.
Just 18 seconds later, another point shot by Boychuk deflected off Calgary forward Troy Brouwer's stick and past Smith to make it 2-0.
Gaudreau scored at 7:23 to pull the Flames within one when he took a pass from Sean Monahan before snapping a shot to the short side past Gibson.
The Islanders regained their two-goal advantage 3:02 later as Eberle tipped Boychuk's shot on net before picking up his own rebound and backhanding the puck past Smith.
Boychuk continued his strong performance early in the second period when he fired another slap shot on net that Smith stopped, but the rebound went right to Lee, who swatted it into the net to put New York up 4-1.
Giordano poked a loose puck in the crease into the net behind Gibson at 7:24 of the third to pull the Flames within two.
The Flames continued to put on the pressure, but weren't able to get any more pucks past Gibson, who stopped point-blank chances by Sam Bennett and Gaudreau.
Lee then added an empty-net goal with 10.1 seconds remaining.
NOTES: Smith sustained his injury late in Calgary's 3-2 win over the Islanders in New York on Feb. 11. ... The Flames compiled a 5-6-2 record with Smith out of the lineup. ... In addition to activating Smith off injured reserve, the Flames also assigned G Jon Gillies back to Stockton of the AHL on Sunday. ... Gaudreau snapped a seven-game goal-scoring drought, while extending his point-scoring streak to four games. ... Gibson became the third Islanders goalie this season to have at least 50 saves. Jaroslav Halak made 50 in a 3-0 win over the New York Rangers on Feb. 15 and Thomas Greiss had 52 in a 5-4 overtime win at Montreal on Jan. 15.