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 width=>>Blackhawks Take Down Kings

Scott Darling turned aside 31 shots and four different players lit the lamp as Chicago claimed a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles at United Center.

Bryan Bickell, Duncan Keith, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks, who have won two in a row and finished the month of March with a 9-3-1 record.

Jake Muzzin supplied the lone offense for the Kings, who failed to make up ground on Calgary -- which won at Dallas -- in the Pacific Division. In addition, L.A. remained two points back of idle Winnipeg for the final wild- card spot in the West.

Jonathan Quick took the loss despite making 36 saves in the defending champs' first and only regular-season appearance in Chicago since winning Game 7 of the Western Conference finals last June 1.

>>Canucks Dominate Blues

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The Vancouver Canucks had been stumbling of late. A matchup with the slumping St. Louis Blues couldn't have come at a better time.

Eddie Lack made 23 saves and the Canucks got goals from four different players in a 4-1 victory over the Blues on Monday night.

Vancouver's win was the sixth straight over St. Louis and snapped a two-game losing streak. The Canucks hold a slim lead on second place in the Pacific Division.

Brian Elliott gave up three goals on 21 shots for the Blues, who have dropped five of six and squandered a chance to clinch a playoff spot.

St. Louis may have lost more than just a game. Leading scorer Vladimir Tarasenko left in the third period with an apparent leg injury. The Blues were already playing without forward Alexander Steen (lower-body injury).

Coach Ken Hitchcock had no update on Tarasenko, who suffered the injury when he was tripped by Vancouver's Kevin Bieksa. He will be evaluated on Tuesday.

NHL Scoreboard
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Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Montreal Canadians 3
Calgary Flames 5, Dallas Stars 3
Edmonton Oilers 4, Colorado Avalanche 1
Buffalo Sabres 4, Arizona Coyotes 1

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