NHL ROUNDUP
April 25, 2013 10:40 AM

BLACKHAWKS 4, OILERS 1: Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists, and Chicago (35-6-5) secured the Presidents’ Trophy, for the best record in the league, for the first time in 22 years with a win over Edmonton. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya also scored for the Blackhawks, who have gone 10-1-2 in their last 13 games and clinched the league’s best record for the first time since 1991. Nail Yakupov scored for the Oilers (17-22-7), who lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

 

RED WINGS 3, KINGS 1: Jordin Tootoo netted the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and Johan Franzen scored on a power play with 6:26 left, lifting Detroit over Los Angeles and into eighth place in the Western Conference. Detroit is one point ahead of Columbus and one behind seventh-place Minnesota. All three teams have two games remaining. The Red Wings are aiming to extend their postseason streak to 22, the longest in North American professional sports. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 23 saves, and Pavel Datsyuk scored a game-tying goal midway through the second period.

 

LIGHTNING 5, MAPLE LEAFS 2: Martin St. Louis scored three goals and Tampa Bay snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Toronto. St. Louis, who has 16 goals this season, took over the lead in the NHL scoring race with 58 points — two more than teammate Steven Stamkos and Penguins forward Sidney Crosby. Stamkos scored his 29th goal, two behind NHL-leading Alex Ovechkin of Washington, and added an assist. Radko Gudas gave the Lightning a 3-2 lead in the third period. With 55 points, Toronto is fifth in the Eastern Conference.

 

COYOTES 2, SHARKS 1: Mike Smith stopped 33 shots, and Phoenix prevented San Jose from moving up in the Western Conference standings. The Sharks had a chance to pass Los Angeles for fourth in the West, but the Coyotes played more like the team still in the playoff hunt. Phoenix beat Thomas Greiss for two goals in the first period. The Sharks are tied with the Kings at 57 points. Michael Stone and Keith Yandle both scored, and Shane Doan had a pair of assists for Phoenix.

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