CAROLINA HURRICANES left wing Jeff Skinner, left, tries to delay St. Louis Blues center Kyle Brodziak in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday in St. Louis.

CAROLINA HURRICANES left wing Jeff Skinner, left, tries to delay St. Louis Blues center Kyle Brodziak in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday in St. Louis.

MONTREAL (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored, Corey Crawford made 39 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Thursday night to extend their winning streak to nine games and move Joel Quenneville into sole possession of second place in career coaching victories.

Quenneville has 783 wins, one more than Al Arbour but still well behind leader Scotty Bowman’s 1,244.

The Blackhawks haven’t lost since Dec. 27 against Carolina and will try to make it 10 straight Friday night in Toronto. Ryan Garbutt also scored in the first period.

Paul Byron scored but Montreal fell to 5-14 since Dec. 1 despite a spirited effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Shots were 40-33 in favor of the Canadiens and both Crawford and Montreal’s Mike Condon had strong performances in net.

Capitals 4, Canucks 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night Alex Ovechkin was honored for his 500th goal, fellow Russian forward Evgeny Kuznetsov had two goals and an assist and Washington beat Vancouver for its fifth straight victory.

Kuznetsov scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season and set up Tom Wilson on a night the Capitals got a rare goal from defenseman Karl Alzner and 29 saves from Braden Holtby.

Holtby has gotten the Capitals at least a point in each of his past 22 games and passed Don Beaupre for second in franchise history with his 129th win.

In his return from an eight-game absence with a groin strain, Vancouver’s Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 39 shots.

Radim Vrbata scored for the Canucks, who were beginning a six-game Eastern Conference trip.

Islanders 3, Rangers 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Nelson and Nick Leddy scored 2:24 apart early in the third period to rally the Islanders to a victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 34 shots to beat Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the eighth straight time, including five wins with the Islanders. Kyle Okposo added an empty-netter with less than 2 seconds left.

Marc Staal scored late in the second period for the Rangers and Lundqvist finished with 29 saves.

Avalanche 3, Devils 0

DENVER (AP) — Calvin Pickard stopped 27 shots for his first NHL shutout, Matt Duchene scored 51 seconds in and Colorado beat New Jersey.

Defenseman Tyson Barrie added a short-handed goal and Carl Soderberg an empty-netter to help the Avalanche improve to 9-0-1 in their last 10 games against New Jersey. The Devils haven’t won at the Pepsi Center since March 15, 2008.

Pickard started and gave a breather to regular goalie Semyon Varlamov, who’s allowed 14 goals over his last four games.

The 23-year-old Pickard began the season with San Antonio of the American Hockey League but was recalled last month for a second time this season after backup Reto Berra hurt his ankle. Pickard has made two starts — both wins — and four relief appearances in 2015-16.

Red Wings 3, Coyotes 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Danny DeKeyser scored in overtime and Detroit used two third-period power-play goals to rally and beat Arizona.

Rookie Dylan Larkin kept the puck on a rush that ended behind the net, spun around and fed DeKeyser for a wrist shot over Louis Domingue’s shoulder with 2:52 left.

Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist scored in the third to help the Red Wings come back from a 2-0 deficit. Petr Mrazek stopped 27 shots, and Detroit finished with five wins during a six-game trip.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Shane Doan scored second period goals and Domingue made 22 saves. Arizona’s four-game winning streak was snapped.

Jets 5, Predators 4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler scored 51 seconds into overtime and Winnipeg overcame a three-goal third-period collapse to beat Nashville.

Dustin Byfuglien scored twice in regulation and Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers added goals for Winnipeg. Rookie Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots.

Ryan Johansen cut Nashville’s deficit to 4-2 with 10:59 remaining, and after Eric Nystrom scored, James Neal tied it with 14 seconds left. Kevin Fiala scored in the first period and Pekka Rinne made 19 saves for the Predators.

Entering Thursday night, Rinne was 1-8-2 with a 3.29 goals-against average in his last 11 road starts.

Hurricanes 4, Blues 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist and Carolina beat St. Louis to extend its seasonhigh winning streak to four games.

Brett Pesce, Brock McGinn and Riley Nash also scored and Eddie Lack made 23 saves for Carolina.

Jori Lehtera scored for St. Louis, but the Blues ended a two-game winning streak. Brian Elliott made 21 saves before being replaced in the third period by Jordan Binnington, who made three saves in his NHL debut.

Blues owner Tom Stillman and St. Louis Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III dropped the ceremonial first puck as a show of celebration for St. Louis, after the city lost the Rams earlier this week.

Sharks 2, Oilers 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi scored for San Jose in the shootout and Martin Jones stopped both Edmonton attempts.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored in the first period to help the Sharks win their fourth straight.

Nail Yakupov had a goal but the Oilers fell to 0-4-3 in their last seven road games. Yakupov returned to the lineup for the first time since Nov. 25 after missing 22 games with an ankle injury.

Edmonton coach Todd McLellan returned to San Jose for the first time since leaving the team after last season.

Jones stopped 24 of 25 shots. Cam Talbot made 36 saves for the Oilers.