NHL: Chicago Blackhawks beat Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night
Last Updated: 19/03/13 7:51am
Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists in the Blackhawks' win
Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and two assists as the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks ran out convincing 5-2 winners against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.
Jimmy Hayes, Andrew Shaw and Brent Seabrook were also on target for Chicago, while goaltender Ray Emery made 17 saves to ensure the Blackhawks gained revenge for their 6-2 loss against the Avalanche at the Pepsi Center earlier this month.
Elsewhere, the New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 shootout triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden.
Rookie JT Miller looked to have fluffed his lines when he lost the puck, but regained control and netted from a tight angle. Rick Nash also scored for New York in the shootout, Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves through 65 minutes and two more in the tie-breaker.
The Dallas Stars also enjoyed a welcome return to winning ways, ending a four-game losing run with a 4-3 success against the Calgary Flames.
Loui Eriksson grabbed a brace, with Erik Cole and Eric Nystrom also on the scoresheet as the Stars provided the perfect response to Saturday's 8-1 thrashing at the hands of Chicago at American Airlines Center.
Jonathan Quick produced 27 saves for his first shutout of the season in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-0 win against the Phoenix Coyotes. Jake Muzzin, Tyler Toffoli, Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter bagged the goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
The Anaheim Ducks earned a franchise-record 12th straight home win with a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks, rookie Emerson Etem among the scorers - with his first NHL goal - before captain Ryan Getzlaf made sure of the result late on.
The Tampa Bay Lightning saw off the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2, Teddy Purcell grabbing the go-ahead goal midway through the third period.