COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Hagel scored 1:25 into overtime, and Chicago beat Columbus for the fifth consecutive time.
Duncan Keith, Philipp Kurashev and Brett Connolly also scored and Patrick Kane had two assists as the Blackhawks won for the third time in four games to move within two points of idle Nashville for the fourth playoff spot in the Central Division.
It was Connolly’s first game since he was acquired in a trade with Florida last week. He had two goals and two assists in 21 games with the Panthers.
Kevin Lankinen stopped 30 shots for his fifth win over Columbus this season.
Patrick Laine scored twice for the Blue Jackets, and Stefan Matteau also scored.
RED WINGS 3, HURRICANES 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Adam Erne and Filip Zadina scored two quick third-period goals while Jonathan Bernier finished with 37 saves to help Detroit beat Carolina.
Sam Gagner added a clinching empty-net score late for the Red Wings, who continue to frustrate the Hurricanes. Carolina came in tied for the Central Division lead yet have lost four of seven against the division’s last-place team.
Detroit also spoiled a milestone night for Carolina captain Jordan Staal, who was honored before the puck dropped for playing his 1,000th regular-season NHL game.
The Hurricanes unsuccessfully challenged the goal seeking a missed offside call on Erne. That led to an delay of game penalty, followed by another when Brady Skjei’s clear attempt sailed over the glass — potentially glancing off the stick of Detroit’s Evgeny Svechnikov — to give Detroit a two-man advantage.
Nino Niederreiter scored in the third period for Carolina, and James Reimer finished with 27 saves for the Hurricanes.
SENATORS 4, JETS 2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored twice, Connor Brown extended his franchise-record goal-scoring streak to eight games and Ottawa beat Winnipeg.
Evgenii Dadonov also scored and Thomas Chabot and Josh Norris each had two assists as Ottawa rallied from two goals down and ended a four-game losing streak. Anton Forsberg was impressive in goal after a shaky start with 24 saves.