CHICAGO — Patrick Sharp scored the decisive goal in the shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Sunday.

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane also scored in the tiebreaker as the Blackhawks earned their second straight win. They have captured six of a possible eight points through the first half of an eight-game homestand.

Nick Spaling scored in the third period for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves, but was unable to stop any of Chicago’s shootout attempts.

BLUES 2, PANTHERS 1: Jori Lehtera scored in the fifth round of a shootout to push St. Louis past host Florida.

Jaden Schwartz scored in regulation for the Blues. Nick Bjugstad scored for the Panthers.

CAPITALS 5, DUCKS 3: Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the first period to take over the league lead in goals, sending Washington to a win at Anaheim.

LIGHTNING 5, SHARKS 2: Steven Stamkos scored his 30th goal of the season and Tampa Bay won in San Jose.

FLYERS 2, SABRES 1: Michael Raffl and Matt Read scored to send Philadelphia to a win at Buffalo.


PREDATORS-MAPLE LEAFS TRADE: Nashville acquired defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli from Toronto as the Predators aim to boost their roster down the stretch.

Toronto receives Nashville’s first-round pick in June’s draft along with forwards Brendan Leipsic and Olli Jokinen, who has been a healthy scratch in recent games for the Predators.

OBITUARY: Former Bruins defenseman Steve Montador died Sunday at age 35.

Peel Region Police said Montador was found unconscious in his home in Mississauga, Ontario, early Sunday morning and was later pronounced dead. No foul play was suspected.

Montador debuted in 2001 with Calgary and played for six teams in parts of 10 seasons, including a brief stint with Boston in 2008-9. The Bruins acquired Montador at the trade deadline and he played in 13 regular-season and 11 playoff games.

Montador suffered a concussion in February 2012 while with Chicago and played in just one NHL game after that.