Blackhawks blow three-goal lead, then top Bruins in overtime

Jonathan Toews scored 54 seconds into overtime, and the Blackhawks recovered after blowing a three-goal, third-period lead to prevail 4-3 at Boston 4-3 on Thursday night to end the Bruins’ winning streak at eight games.

“This team always plays good in their building,” Toews said. “It’s unfortunate we kind of gave them the chances. … It’s nice to get the win, even though they turned the momentum their way in the third period.”

The Bruins had not lost since Nov. 16, but their third-period comeback preserved another streak: No Boston pro team has lost a home game in regulation since the Baltimore Orioles beat the Red Sox on Sept. 28.

Neither the Patriots nor Celtics have lost at home this season, and the Bruins are 12-0-5 at TD Garden.

“That’s just high standards, trying to keep up with everyone else,” Boston defenseman Torey Krug said. “We’re very, very lucky to be part of such a great sports town. So we’ll try to keep the momentum going.”

Toews picked up the puck after a turnover by David Pastrnak and skated in on Tuukka Rask before backhanding it between the goalie’s legs. The crowd, which thought Pastrnak had been tripped, began showering the ice with garbage.

“I thought it was a penalty,” Pastrnak said. “I had a free lane to the net.”

Wild 5, Lightning 4: Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists and Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots as visiting Minnesota won its fifth consecutive game.

Coyotes 3, Flyers 1: Phil Kessel scored two goals as Arizona improved to 10-3-3 on the road. Philadelphia had won five in a row and had points in seven straight games (6-0-1).

Isles 3, Golden Knights 2: Ryan Pulock scored a power-play goal 3:20 into overtime as New York won its seventh straight at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island to snap Vegas’ four-game winning streak.

Rangers 3, Blue Jackets 2: Alexander Georgiev made 45 saves as visiting New York improved to 5-1-1 in its past seven games. Columbus has lost three in a row.

Avalanche 3, Canadiens 2: Pavel Francouz made 39 saves to help visiting Colorado win its fifth in a row. Montreal has lost nine of 10.

Stars 3, Jets 2: Joe Pavelski scored on a power play 2:02 into overtime for host Dallas, which had lost 11 of its previous 14 games against Winnipeg.

Flames 4, Sabres 3: Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist for host Calgary, which has won three in a row under interim head coach Geoff Ward. He replaced Bill Peters, who resigned Oct. 29 amid allegations he directed a racial slur toward a former player a decade ago.

New home: The Flames have a deal for a new arena, a 35-year pact that keeps the club in Calgary for that time. The team, city and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed a contract to replace the 36-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome.

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