CHICAGO – Kyle Calder scored two power-play goals, Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Matt Ellison also scored a power-play goal for Chicago, which converted three of seven chances in snapping a three-game losing streak.

Khabibulin, who signed a $27 million, four-year contract with Chicago in August, lost a bid for his first shutout with the Blackhawks when Eric Belanger scored a power-play goal with 5:54 remaining in the third period.

Los Angeles’ Pavol Demitra added a goal with 1.5 seconds left.

Calder extended his point-scoring streak to seven games. He has three goals and eight assists during that span.

Calder had his first two-goal game this season and the sixth of his career. He has never scored three goals in an NHL game.

Kings goalie Mathieu Garon, who beat the Blackhawks twice earlier in November, made 32 saves.

Los Angeles converted one of eight power-play chances.

The Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead late in the first period with pair of power-play goals 56 seconds apart.

Calder opened the scoring with exactly 2 minutes left in the first. Parked at the right edge of the crease, he jumped on a rebound of Martin LaPointe’s backhand shot.

Ellison made it 2-0, firing in Tyler’s Arnason’s feed from across the top of the crease.

Calder added his second goal midway through the second period to extend Chicago’s lead to 3-0. After Garon made a pad save on Mark Bell’s shot from the slot, the rebound squirted to Calder at the left post and he tucked it in.

Belanger cut it to 3-1 with a power-play goal with 5:54 left in the third. Cutting through the slot he redirected Mike Cammalleri’s drive from the left point.

With 1.5 seconds left, Demitra scored from a sharp angle.


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