CHICAGO – There was a long slap shot, and then a nifty wraparound and a short-handed score off a 2-on-1 break. Once the Chicago Blackhawks started rolling, Ray Emery never stood a chance.
Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw scored in a 39-second span at the start of Chicago’s five-goal second period Wednesday night, sparking the Blackhawks to a 7-2 victory over Emery and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists for Chicago, which has won three in a row after a three-game losing streak. Michal Handzus scored a short-handed goal in the second and Marian Hossa had three assists, helping rookie goaltender Antti Raanta win his second consecutive start in place of injured Corey Crawford.
“We have a quiet confidence we can score goals,” Keith said. “Our talk in the room is more about playing the right way, being good defensively, being hard on pucks, checking well. We know our offense is going to take care of itself if we play that way.”
Kings 3, Maple Leafs 1
In Toronto, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Los Angeles beat the Maple Leafs for its fifth straight victory.
Ducks 2, Wild 1
In Anaheim, Corey Perry scored a goal in his seventh straight game, Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 13 games to lead the Ducks to their fourth straight victory.