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NHL

  • Raanta leads Blackhawks past Flyers
    CHICAGO — Antti Raanta made 32 saves to earn a shutout in his first start of the season, and Patrick Kane scored two power-play goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 on Tuesday night.
  • Desharnais scores in OT to give Montreal win
    MONTREAL — David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a comeback 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
  • Nugent-Hopkins' goal gives Oilers 1st win
    EDMONTON, Alberta — Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving
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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) blocks a shot by Minnesota Wild's Mikael Granlund (64) during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Chicago, Friday.

Kane lifts Blackhawks over Wild 5-2 in Game 1

CHICAGO – Patrick Kane scored two goals for Chicago in the third period, including a terrific dash through the Minnesota zone for the tiebreaking score, and the Blackhawks beat the Wild 5-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night.

Bryan Bickell also scored twice for the Blackhawks, who have won five in a row after losing their first two playoff games. Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist as the defending Stanley Cup champions made the most of two costly high-sticking penalties on Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Sunday.

Clayton Stoner and Kyle Brodziak scored in the third period for Minnesota.

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