Blues 4, Oilers 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladmir Sobotka (vlah-DIH'-meer suh-BOHT'-kah) put St. Louis ahead early in the third period and added an assist for the Blues, who rallied from two goals down and beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Friday night.
David Backes added an insurance tally with 5:20 to go. Jaroslav Halak (YAR'-oh-slav HAH'-lak) was strong throughout in net for the Blues, who trailed 2-0 after the first period.
They had been 1-5-1 in their previous seven at home while getting outscored 26-11. The Blues totaled just three goals the previous four games and were shut out twice.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored the tying goal late in the second to snap St. Louis' 0-for-14, power-play drought. Jaden Schwartz also scored for the Blues, who lost six home games in regulation last season but are 5-5-1 there this year.
Blackhawks 4, Blue Jackets 3, OT
CHICAGO (AP) — Brent Seabrook scored on a 2-on-1 break at 3:23 of overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 21 games with a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jonathan Toews (tayvz) carried the puck down left wing and dished a cross-ice pass to Seabrook, who fired in a shot from the right circle before goalie Steve Mason could slide across the crease.
Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell scored 59 seconds apart late in the second period for Chicago.Viktor Stalberg also connected in regulation for Chicago (18-0-3), which won its eighth straight overall and has earned 39 out of a possible 42 points this season.
Ray Emery made 19 saves for the win.
Ryan Johansen scored with 7:37 left in regulation to tie it at 3 for Columbus, snapping his 37-game goal drought.
Ducks 3, Wild 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Teemu Selanne scored his 669th NHL goal, Jonas Hiller made 31 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks held off Minnesota's late surge and beat the Wild 3-2 on Friday night for their eighth straight win at home.
Captain Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey also scored for the streaking Ducks, who have won eight of nine and 12 of 14 despite barely holding on to their 3-0 lead over Minnesota after two periods.
Anaheim (15-3-1) has the NHL's second-best record behind Chicago, and hasn't lost at Honda Center since its home opener on Jan. 25. The Ducks are off to the best start in franchise history, surpassing their 13-2-4 start during their only Stanley Cup championship season in 2006-07.
Kyle Brodziak and Devin Setoguchi scored third-period goals for Minnesota, which lost for just the second time in six games.