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NHL: Blackhawks snap Ducks’ win streak

Reuters and AP, CHICAGO

Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals reaches for a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during their NFL game in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday.

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Viktor Stalberg scored with 28 seconds left in overtime to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 triumph on Sunday that snapped the Anaheim Ducks’ six-game winning streak.

Stalberg’s sixth goal of the season came off a deflection that fooled goalie Jonas Hiller, who made 40 saves a day after he was hit with a puck in practice and sent to hospital.

“It’s a big step forward for us,” said Stalberg, who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season. “We were pretty confident we’d find a way to come away with two points some way tonight. Now we’re leaving our building for [a road trip], so hopefully it’ll get our team going and we’ll come back here stronger when we return.”

Patrick Kane opened the scoring on a power-play in the first period to snap a three-game streak without a point and Chicago went ahead 2-1 on another power-play conversion from Marian Hossa after 11 minutes, 24 seconds in the second period.

Anaheim’s Corey Perry tied the game twice, first with an unassisted tally in the opening period and again with a goal after 3 minutes, 36 seconds of the third period.

Defending Stanley Cup champions the Blackhawks (9-9-2) ended a three-game losing streak and kept Anaheim (10-7-2) from matching a franchise-record win streak.

RANGERS 8, OILERS 2

In New York, the home team spoiled the return of former coach Tom Renney, routing Edmonton in a bad-tempered clash.

Marian Gaborik scored his first three goals of the season in a game that turned ugly in the third period after a fight between New York’s Sean Avery and Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid.

As Avery was being ushered toward the tunnel next to the benches, Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney yelled at him. Theo Peckham joined the fray and was cut off by Rangers forward Brian Boyle. Those two fought after Peckham was blocked from going into the tunnel, while New York’s Brandon Prust took on Zack Stortini.

Alex Frolov scored twice, while Boyle, Artem Anisimov and Ruslan Fedotenko also added goals for New York.

Sunday’s other results:

‧ Capitals 6, Thrashers 4

‧ Wild 4, Lightning 1

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