CHICAGO — Corey Crawford made 28 saves, and Andrew Shaw scored the only goal as the Chicago Blackhawks stretched their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 18 games with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.
Crawford earned his seventh NHL shutout and second this season in his first start since Feb. 12. He outdueled Columbus’ Steve Mason, who stopped 26 shots.
Shaw provided all the offense in the second period for the Blackhawks (15-0-3), who haven’t lost in regulation time this season and have earned 33 of 36 possible points. Chicago has won nine straight against Columbus, dating to Feb. 18, 2011.
The Blackhawks set the league record with at least one point in the first 17 games of a season when they beat San Jose 2-1 on Friday.
The 18-game point streak is also a team record for the Blackhawks, who have only lost in shootouts this season.
The Blue Jackets (5-12-2), who have an NHL-low 12 points, went zero for five on the power play.
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DETROIT — Damien Brunner had two goals and two assists, and Joakim Andersson scored twice in Detroit’s rout of Vancouver.
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist to lead Pittsburgh past Tampa Bay in the host Penguins’ first game since NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin was injured.
NEWARK, N.J. — Evander Kane scored a breakaway goal in the second period, and Andrew Ladd added some insurance in the third to lift Winnipeg over New Jersey.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti’s first NHL goal snapped a tie midway through the third period, and Carolina rallied to beat the New York Islanders and snap a three-game losing streak.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ryan Getzlaf scored the tying goal in the third period and set up Corey Perry’s second of the game at 4:14 of overtime as Anaheim beat Colorado for its sixth straight victory.
CALGARY, Alberta — Jarome Iginla scored twice, and Calgary netted goals 23 seconds apart in the final two minutes to rally for a victory over Phoenix.
SUNRISE, Fla. — Zdeno Chara and Milan Lucic scored first-period goals to lift Boston past Florida.