Star forward Kane injured as Blackhawks beat Blues


The Chicago Blackhawks helped their coach reach another milestone by putting forth the kind of buttoned-down, hard-nosed effort Joel Quenneville admires.

But it came with quite a price — an injury to leading scorer Patrick Kane that is expected to sideline the star forward for about three weeks.

Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots for his second shutout this season, backstopping the Blackhawks to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.

Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3

In Toronto, Steven Stamkos had a natural hat trick.

Jets 5, Avalanche 4 (OT)

In Winnipeg, Blake Wheeler scored in overtime.

Canucks 2, Predators 0

In Vancouver, Eddie Lack made 30 saves, and Nicklas Jensen and Alex Edler scored 1:13 apart in the third period.