NHL: 'Hawks stretch record points streak to 21
CHICAGO - Brent Seabrook scored with 1:37 remaining in overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their record points streak with a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews chipped the puck past Blue Jackets defenceman Adrian Aucoin then fed Seabrook with a cross-ice pass that the Chicago defenceman blasted into the open side of the Blue Jackets' net for the winner.
Chicago stretched their National Hockey League record season-opening points streak to 21 games (18-0-3). They have earned at least one point in 27 straight games dating back to last season, the third-longest run in league history.
The 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens had a 28-game point streak and the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers own the NHL record at 35 games.
Chicago have won eight-straight games and the last half dozen victories have come by one-goal margins.
Goaltender Ray Emery got the start ahead of Corey Crawford and has now won all nine of his games this season.
Columbus were without defenceman James Wisniewski, who was placed on the injured list after breaking his foot last Sunday against Chicago.
The Blue Jackets did get forward Artem Anisimov back in the lineup for the first time since he got hurt February 21 in a loss in Detroit. Anisimov scored his fifth goal of the season in the second period Friday.
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