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NHL

  • Sharp, Hossa lead Blackhawks to win over Senators
    OTTAWA, Ontario — Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators, reaching two milestones in the city in which he started his NHL career back in 1997.
  • Red Wings rally to beat Capitals
    WASHINGTON — Justin Abdelkader and the Detroit Red Wings came out with a sense of urgency in the third period against the Washington Capitals.
  • Gibson leads Ducks past Blackhawks
    CHICAGO — John Gibson made 37 saves and Devante Smith-Pelly scored on a short-handed breakaway, leading the surging Anaheim Ducks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
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LA Kings beat Chicago, take 3-1 series lead

LOS ANGELES — Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.

Muzzin and Drew Doughty each had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 22 saves as the Kings moved to the brink of their second trip to the Stanley Cup Final in three seasons with their third straight win over the defending champion Blackhawks.

Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell scored and Corey Crawford stopped 16 shots for the Blackhawks, who didn't get rolling until they trailed 4-0 late in the second period.

One year after Los Angeles lost the conference finals in five games to Chicago, the Kings have their own chance to close it out in five.

Game 5 is Wednesday in Chicago.

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