Forsberg lifts Predators past Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg celebrates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during overtime in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

CHICAGO (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to 3-0-1 on a six-game trip. Ryan Johansen and Mattias Ekholm each had two assists, and Pekka Rinne made 28 saves.

Nashville had a 3-2 lead before Patrick Kane flipped a pass into the middle to Artem Anisimov, who slid a shot under Rinne with 2:21 left in regulation. Anisimov stopped a seven-game drought with his eighth of the season.

But Forsberg stepped up in overtime, driving to the net and flipping a shot over Collin Delia’s left shoulder for his 16th of the season. Forsberg just returned to the Predators’ lineup on Monday after missing 17 games with a hand injury.

Flames 5, Avalanche 3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mark Giordano had three assists and Calgary kept on rolling with a victory over Colorado.

Mikael Backlund, Mark Jankowski, Elias Lindholm, Michael Frolik and Matthew Tkachuk, into an empty net, scored for Calgary (28-13-4), which is 6-1-1 in its last eight games. The Flames have a two-point lead over Vegas atop the Pacific Division.

Johnny Gaudreau added two assists to extend his point streak to six games.

Giordano has 303 career assists, moving him past Joe Nieuwendyk into fifth on the franchise list.

Nathan MacKinnon ran his point streak to eight games with a goal for Colorado. Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen also scored as the slumping Avalanche dropped to 1-6-2 in their last nine games.

Calgary snapped a 2-all tie at 12:57 of the second period on Lindholm’s power-play goal.

Senators 2, Ducks 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Colin White scored at 1:34 of overtime and Ottawa snapped an eight-game losing streak by rallying past reeling Anaheim.

White took a pass from Mark Stone near the net and slid the puck past John Gibson for his 11th goal of the season. It was a franchise-record ninth straight loss for the Ducks, surpassing an eight-game skid in October 1996.

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