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December 18, 2013

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Duncan Keith scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Patrick Kane and Nick Leddy also scored for the Stanley Cup champions, who have won five of six.

Shea Weber scored for the Predators.

Keith scored the game's first goal at 1:29 of the opening period on a slap shot from the left side that beat Carter Hutton on the stick side.

Making his fourth consecutive start, Hutton had his three-game winning streak snapped. Hutton spent the past two seasons in the Blackhawks organization before signing with Nashville in the offseason.

DUCKS 5, RED WINGS 2

DETROIT (AP) — Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist, and Anaheim used a four-goal first period to extend its winning streak to six games with a victory over Detroit.

Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for the Ducks. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves.

Tomas Jurco got his first career goal and Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, which has lost its past six (0-4-2). Jonas Gustavsson stopped eight of 11 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek late in the first period. Mrazek made 17 saves.

SHARKS 4, BLUES 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored the first of three straight goals by San Jose, and Antti Niemi stopped 20 shots to lead the Sharks over St. Louis.

San Jose completed a season sweep of the Blues, winning all three games by a combined 16-7. St. Louis has lost two in a row after winning eight of 11.

Matt Irwin, Brent Burns and Marty Havlat added goals for the Sharks, who led 3-0 after 22 minutes. Niemi improved to 18-6-6.

Kevin Shattenkirk and Jay Bouwmeester scored second-period goals for the Blues.

BRUINS 2, FLAMES 0

BOSTON (AP) — Zdeno Chara scored two power-play goals and Jarome Iginla had a pair of assists against his former team to help Boston beat Calgary.

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