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NHL: Toews, Kane lead Chicago to victory over Blues 5-3


Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane led a four-goal second period with a goal and assist each and goalie Corey Crawford had a strong game for the second straight day as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St Louis Blues 5-3 on Monday.

Viktor Stalberg and Dave Bolland got the tying goals a minute apart early in the second period for the Blackhawks, who trailed 2-0 after the first. Crawford made 31 saves.

Marian Hossa added an empty-netter with less than a second to go to help Chicago improve to 3-1 without ailing coach Joel Quenneville, recovering from gastrointestinal bleeding caused by an ulcer.

Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes gave the Blues the two-goal lead in the opening period and Alex Pietrangelo pulled St Louis within a goal at 8:48 of the third.


In Uniondale, New York, Matt Moulson scored three times for his second straight multigoal game and Al Montoya stopped 20 shots, as the New York Islanders cruised past Florida.

Moulson got the Islanders going 7:40 in and added his 25th goal with 5:02 left in the first period. Radek Martinek added a power-play goal in the second and Josh Bailey scored to turn it into a rout.

Moulson completed his hat trick and took the team lead in goals by scoring an empty-netter with 2:37 left.

Montoya has been quite a find for the Islanders, becomingthe first Islander to post a shutout in his first start when New York topped Los Angeles 3-0 on Saturday.


In Pittsburgh, Alex Ovechkin scored the only goal as Washington blanked Pittsburgh.

Michal Neuvirth made 39 saves, including 18 in the first period, for his third shutout of the season and second straight against the Penguins. Ovechkin secured the Capitals third win in four games by blasting a 35-footer over Marc-Andre Fleury’s right shoulder late in the second period.

The Capitals continue to have the edge on the Penguins, winning their season series 3-0-1 and improving to 10-0-2 since March 2008.

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