Kane’s streak ends; Oilers slip up

Patrick Kane could not extend his points streak and the Chicago Blackhawks found the Colorado Avalanche too hot to handle on Tuesday night.

After scoring at least one point in 26 consecutive games, Blackhawks star Kane missed out this time, ending the longest streak the NHL has seen since 1992.

The Avalanche cruised to a 3-0 victory as Semyon Varlamov kept out 29 shots, with goals coming from Matt Duchene, Zach Redmond and Gabriel Landeskog.

Kane's run of points featured 16 goals and 24 assists.

The New York Rangers put the brakes on the charge of the Edmonton Oilers by claiming a 4-2 victory at Madison Square Garden.

After six wins in a row for the Oilers, and three straight losses for the Rangers, the form book was undermined by New York's win, which came thanks to goals from Mats Zuccarello, Dylan McIlrath, Rick Nash and Jesper Fast.

For McIlrath it was the 23-year-old's first goal in the NHL, while Fast put the seal on the win by scoring into an empty net seconds from the end.

The San Jose Sharks halted a six-game losing run by beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, taking the road win thanks to goals from Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and Dainius Zubrus.

A hat-trick from Jeff Skinner was in vain as the Carolina Hurricanes suffered a 4-3 defeat after overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Skinner's effort in the losing cause was countered by goals for Carolina's Jakub Voracek, Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier, before Shayne Gostisbehere scored the game winner in the second minute of overtime.

The Vancouver Canucks suffered a 6-2 loss against the Minnesota Wild, with both Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu claiming a goal and three assists.

A sixth successive victory for the Calgary Flames came at the expense of the Nashville Predators and was hard earned, with Kris Russell's strike in the second minute of overtime clinching the 2-1 success.

The New York Islanders slumped 5-1 at home against the Florida Panthers, and the Dallas Stars prevailed by the same margin against the Columbus Blue Jackets, helped by two goals from Tyler Seguin.

Vladislav Namestnikov's overtime winner handed the Tampa Bay Lightning a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the New Jersey Devils enjoyed a 2-0 road victory against the Buffalo Sabres.

Lee Stempniak and Jiri Tlusty scored for the Devils. Paul Stastny shot the winning goal as the St Louis Blues were 4-3 victors over the Winnipeg Jets.