Best of NHL: Blackhawks Strike Quickly for OT Win Over Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Artemi Panarin scored 25 seconds into overtime and Corey Crawford made 27 saves, leading the Chicago Blackhawks over the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win.

Crawford won his sixth consecutive game and improved to 15-5-5 against the Blues. Chicago has earned a point in nine straight games.

Panarin scored on a wrist shot from the slot for his sixth goal of the season.

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St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo tied it with 2:11 left in the third on a drive from the point that squeezed past Crawford, who got a piece of the shot (see full recap).

Blue Jackets escape with OT win over Ducks
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Zach Werenski scored 1:21 into overtime after Columbus blew a two-goal lead, helping the Blue Jackets escape with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist and Boone Jenner got his first score this season for Columbus, which won its fourth straight at home and stretched its point streak to five (4-0-1). Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves.

Anaheim's Nick Ritchie tied it at 2 early in the third period after Rickard Rakell scored late in the second. John Gibson made 15 stops.

After being pinned in its zone to start overtime, Columbus pushed the play forward. Alexander Wennberg -- who got his 12th assist -- spun with the puck at the left faceoff dot, hitting Werenski with a pass in stride in the slot. The rookie defenseman snapped a shot by Gibson for his third goal (see full recap).

Senators top Sabres in shootout
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris scored during a shootout, helping the Ottawa Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Turris scored in the first round to match Sam Reinhart's tally, and then Ryan put Ottawa ahead in the second round. Mike Condon stopped Brian Gionta on Buffalo's final attempt and finished with 31 saves.

Ryan Dzingel got a tying goal for Ottawa 7:15 into the second period.

Nicholas Baptiste scored for Buffalo, and Robin Lehner made 28 saves while the Sabres lost their second in a row (see full recap).

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