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NHL: Eager helps Blackhawks rout Coyotes

AP , CHICAGO

Note: Two points for a win, one point for an overtime loss or shootout loss.

Ben Eager scored twice and Andrew Ladd had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 7-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday.

Jonathan Toews and Dave Bolland each had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien also connected. The Blackhawks scored their season-high seven goals during a span of 11 consecutive shots against Ilya Bryzgalov.

FLAMES 3, RANGERS 0

At New York, Jarome Iginla and David Moss struck for the second straight game and Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 31 shots for his 29th NHL shutout.

Kiprusoff started for the 26th time in Calgary’s 27 games — including 12 consecutive — and led the Flames to their fifth win in six.

Iginla and Moss also scored in the third period of Calgary’s 4-3 comeback overtime victory at St. Louis on Friday night that started a four-game trip. Rene Bourque scored a short-handed goal with 2 minutes left.

HURRICANES 3, CAPITALS 1

At Raleigh, North Carolina, Eric Staal broke a tie for Carolina with 4:09 left, and Ray Whitney scored twice to help give Paul Maurice his first victory in his second coaching stint with the Hurricanes.

Michael Leighton stopped Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin on a penalty shot with 1.2 seconds left in the second period, and finished with 38 saves.

Carolina had lost three in a row, the last two after Maurice took over for the fired Peter Laviolette on Wednesday. Nicklas Backstrom scored for Washington, coming off a 2-1 victory in Toronto on Saturday.

AVALANCHE 5, CANUCKS 4, SO

At Denver, Wojtek Wolski, Marek Svatos and Milan Hejduk scored in a shootout and Peter Budaj made 34 saves in Colorado’s eighth straight victory over Vancouver.

Colorado defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist forced overtime, scoring with 2:48 left in regulation. Hejduk, David Jones and Ryan Smyth also scored in regulation.

Steve Bernier had two goals for Vancouver, Daniel Sedin and Darcy Hordichuk also scored, and Kyle Wellwood connected in the shootout.

DUCKS 5, BLUE JACKETS 3

At Anaheim, California, Ryan Getzlaf scored twice, rookie Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist and Rob Niedermayer also scored for Anaheim.

Defenseman George Parros added two assists for the first multipoint game of his career, and Chris Kunitz also had two assists for the Ducks.

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