In-form Blackhawks struck by Lightning

The Chicago Blackhawks’ 12-game winning streak finally came to an end after they lost 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL on Thursday.

Nikita Kucherov scored the decisive go-ahead goal in the second period, a power play effort that was his 20th of the season.

Artem Anisimov’s goal for the Blackhawks after just 43 seconds put them ahead but Anton Stralman levelled for the Lightning who went on to inflict a first defeat on the Central Conference leaders since December 27.

A three-goal second period for the Pittsburgh Penguins set up a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Trevor Daley, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel netted in the middle 20 minutes to give Penguins a first win over their opponents since October 2013.

A scorching first period for the New Jersey Devils saw them score five goals in a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Joseph Blandisi, Kyle Palmieri (2), Travis Zajac and Lee Stempniak all found the net in the opening 20 minutes, leaving no way back for the Senators.

Daniel Sedin wrote himself into the history books by becoming the Vancouver Canucks‘ all-time record goal scorer in a 4-2 win against the Boston Bruins.

Sedin registered for the 347th time in the NHL in the third period, overtaking Markus Nasland.

The Calgary Flames beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2, the Carolina Hurricanes saw off the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 and the Nashville Predators were 4-1 winners over the Winnipeg Jets.

The Dallas Stars earned a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers, the San Jose Sharks won 3-1 against the Arizona Coyotes and the Minnesota Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0.