BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks snapped a two-game road skid with a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres last night. Cory Crawford made 20 saves in making his 12 straight start. Chicago avoided its longest road losing streak since a six-game drought from Feb. 2-14, 2012.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - T.J. Oshie (OH'-shee) and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals as the St. Louis Blues took over the top spot in the NHL standings with a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild last night. Oshie beat Ilya Bryzgalov (IHL'-yuh brihs-GAH'-lahf) through the five-hole in the first round. Steen sealed the win in the following round after the Blues' Brian Elliott turned away Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Brayden Carlson scored 13 points as No. 3 seed South Dakota State beat sixth-seeded Western Illinois 71-50 yesterday in the Summit League quarterfinals. Jordan Dykstra added 12 points and 10 rebounds for South Dakota State. Western Illinois was led by Garret Covington with 14 points.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Chivas USA pulled out a 3-2 victory over the visiting Chicago Fire in a Major League Soccer opener yesterday. Chivas played its first game since MLS last month purchased the franchise rights from Club Deportivo Guadalajara owner Jorge Vergara. Benji Joya and Quincy Amarikwa scored goals off the bench as Chicago rallied to tie the score with about 20 minutes to go.
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