CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews may have gotten the Chicago Blackhawks‘ offense rolling in the right direction.Patrick Kane has taken the baton.Kane Torey Krug Jersey
, who has scored seven goals in the past seven games, looks to extend his streak when the Blackhawks host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at the United Center. Kane accounted for two of Chicago’s three third-period goals in a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.Article continues below ...Chicago (4-1-2) won for the first time in regulation this season and hopes to build off of it against the Lightning, who lost 5-4 in overtime to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.The Blackhawks’ offense provided plenty of goal-scoring for Corey Crawford, who logged 37 saves in his second game back after making his first appearance in 10 months earlier this week. Given the back-to-back nature of Sunday’s game after Crawford made the start Saturday in Columbus, whether he is back in net Sunday against the Lightning likely won’t be decided until Sunday.But Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville liked what he saw Saturday.“That was vintage Crow,” Quenneville told reporters afterSaturday’s win, according to NBC Sports Chicago. Kane added, “As (Quenneville) would say, that’s a goalie win for us.”As Kane continued to surge ahead offensively, Crawford appears to be fully back despite the amount of time he missed with the concussion. Crawford posted the victory by stopping 37 of the 38 shots he faced to secure his first victory.“Felt really good,” Crawford told reporters, according to the Chicago Tribune. “(I) was reading plays really well. I thought our (defensemen) were blocking shots and I don’t know how many we tipped into the net. (Columbus) had a lot of speed and we were taking that away.”Now, Chicago Womens Tuukka Rask Jersey
, which many pundits predicted would miss the playoffs for a second straight season, will look to carry the momentum of Saturday’s solid performance on the road into Sunday’s game back at home.Before the season began, Kane and his teammates stressed the importance of a strong start. The Blackhawks have gotten what they wished for.“That was really our focus this year,” Kane told reporters, according to the Tribune. “We’re happy with our start, (but) we can play a little bit better.”Tampa Bay (4-1-1) won’t have much time to recover from Saturday’s loss to the Wild in which the Lightning watched a 3-1 lead disappear after the first period and needed an Anton Stralman goal in the third period to force overtime. Andrei Vasilevsky made 29 saves for the Lightning, who saw their three-game winning streak end with Saturday’s loss.“This one stings,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonaugh told reporters after the loss, according to TampaBay.com. “We’ve got to learn here to not take a period off.”After such a quick start when Tampa Bay got goals from Ryan Callahan (his first of the season) and J.T. Miller, it appeared the Lightning were on their way.“I think we stopped doing the things that made us successful in the first period,” Stralman told reporters. GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Anaheim gave up plenty of scoring chances, probably too many. The Ducks took a penalty with two minutes left Zdeno Chara Jersey
, another with a minute left, and faced a 6-on-3 when Arizona pulled its goalie.John Gibson didn’t let anything through and now the Ducks are 2-0 to start the season despite missing a string of key players.Gibson stopped 41 shots, rookie Max Comtois scored for the second straight game to open his NHL career and the Ducks beat the Coyotes 1-0 on Saturday night.“When you get to the end of the game, it’s about sacrifice and doing the little things,” Gibson said. “We really did that.”The Ducks and Coyotes played a tight game until Comtois scored in the closing seconds of the second period. He had a goal 49 seconds into Anaheim’s season-opening win over San Jose.The Coyotes had plenty of chances after that and picked up the pressure in the third period.With 2:01 left, Anaheim’s Jakob Silfverberg was sent off for delay of game after sending a puck over the glass from his own end. Carter Rowney then was called for high-sticking with a minute left and the Coyotes pulled goalie Antti Raanta with about 30 seconds left.Nothing got through.The Coyotes rushed some shots and Gibson stopped the ones that did get to him, closing out his 17th career shutout.Arizona was shut out in consecutive games to open a season for the first time in 39 years as a franchise after opening with a 3-0 loss to Dallas.“It’s a hard league to score and I thought we left some opportunities out there,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “And I thought we got a little antsy on that 5-on-3 instead of sticking to what we did in practice. We’ve got to score in that situation.”The Ducks opened the season without injured forwards Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler, Ondrej Kase and Patrick Eaves. They still had plenty of offensive production in their opener, knocking off San Jose 5-2 behind three-point nights by Jakob Silfverberg and Richard Rakell.Gibson was sharp against the Coyotes, turning away a couple of good chances in the first two periods.Raanta stopped a pair of breakaways the first two periods, but was unable to come up with the stop on a mini breakaway by Comtois Xavier Ouellet Jersey Womens
, who got behind Ilya Lyubushkin with 31 second left in the second.“It’s one goal and you have to make that save,” said Raanta, who had 19 saves. “It’s tough to take, but keep working and believe that it’s coming.”The Coyotes picked up the pressure to open the third, but Gibson kept turning them away, including Richard Panik’s quick wraparound attempt and later during the wild flurry at the end.“You don’t have too many 6-on-3s,” Ducks center Adam Henrique said. “We got a couple good bounces, put a little pressure on it and obviously Gibby making a couple big saves was key for us.”Notes: A moment of silence was held before the game for Sen. John McCain, a huge Coyotes fan who died this year. … The Coyotes are 14-6-0-2 in home openers since moving from Winnipeg to Arizona in 1996. … The Ducks are 4-1-0 the past two seasons against Arizona. … Silfverberg had his fourth assist of the season on Comtois’ goal.UP NEXTAnaheim plays at Detroit on Monday.Arizona plays at Anaheim on Tuesday.