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'Hawks master Canadiens

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored a spectacular tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Blackhawks beat Montreal 3-2 on Sunday night, handing the league-leading Canadiens just their second regulation loss of the season.

Marian Hossa added his team-leading ninth goal and rookie Gustav Forsling scored his first in the NHL as Chicago improved to 9-0-2 in its past 11 and ended Montreal's four-game winning streak.

Shea Weber and Andrei Markov scored for the Canadiens in a matchup of conference leaders.

Kane put Chicago ahead 3-2 with 3:37 left in the second period to cap a terrific individual effort. He skated down the slot, fooled Montreal defenseman Jeff Petry with a move and chipped a shot past goalie Al Montoya while falling to the ice with forward Max Pacioretty checking him closely from behind.

"That had the wow factor all over it," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said.

Hossa, 37, has goals in four straight games and eight of nine. His 508th career goal Sunday moved him past Canadiens icon Jean Beliveau into 40th place on the NHL's all-time list.

Chicago hasn't lost in regulation since Oct. 21 at Columbus.

Forsling opened the scoring with 7:54 remaining in the first on a screened shot from the left point. With several players in front, the drive sailed past Montoya's glove.

The Canadiens went ahead with goals 1:41 apart and on consecutive shots early in the second.

Game highlights: Matt Dumba scored late in overtime and Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots, helping the Wild beat the host Senators 2-1. … Troy Stecher tied it with 1:40 left in the third period and Markus Granlund scored in overtime, helping the host Canucks rally to beat the Stars 5-4. The Canucks were coming off a 1-5 road trip and have two wins in their past 12 games. … Patrick Laine, the second overall pick in this year's draft, and Mark Scheifele scored in a shootout to give the host Jets a 3-2 victory over the Kings. … Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots as the Bruins shut out the host Avalanche 2-0. Rask, who made 31 saves in a 2-1 win over the Coyotes the night before, improved to 7-0-0 on the road this season.

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