NHL

Kane helps Blackhawks hand Canadiens 2nd regulation loss

  • Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, right, controls the puck past Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, right, controls the puck past Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, right, celebrates with left wing Vinnie Hinostroza after scoring his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, right, celebrates with left wing Vinnie Hinostroza after scoring his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin, left, controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin, left, controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Kane scored a spectacular tiebreaking goal in the second period and the Chicago 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 and rookie Gustav Forsling scored his first in the NHL as Chicago improved to 9-0-2 in its last 11 and ended Montreal's four-game winning streak.

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

Both goalies faced teams from their hometowns. Canadiens backup Al Montoya, a Chicago native, made 32 saves. Chicago's Corey Crawford, from Montreal, stopped 21 shots.

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