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>>Blackhawks Beat Wild
Patrick Kane scored two slick goals, Corey Crawford made 27 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win.
Ryan Hartman also scored for Chicago, snapping a 17-game drought dating to Oct. 28. Tommy Wingels added a short-handed empty-netter.
Matt Dumba scored at 5:56 of the third, spoiling Crawford's shutout bid on a screened shot from the right point. The Wild dropped their second straight after a four-game winning streak.
Kane, who has seven points in his last four games, connected on a one-timer and a breakaway to give him 14 goals this season and four in the last three games. The Chicago forward's 298th and 299th career goals moved him into fifth place in team history, ahead of Dennis Hull.
Alex Stalock made 42 saves his third straight start in place of Minnesota No. 1 goalie Devan Dubnyk, who is sidelined with a lower-body injury.
Dumba, a defenseman, has scored Minnesota's last three goals to increase his total to six. He scored twice in the Wild's 3-2 loss at home to Edmonton on Saturday.
The Wild ousthot the Blackhawks 13-9 in the first and had the better chances, but Kane connected at 10:56 for the only goal of the period. Completing a rush and give-and-go with Nick Schmaltz, Kane ripped in a one-timer from the right circle as Stalock slid across the crease.
Crawford came up with several sharp saves to preserve the lead, including a close-in stop on Charlie Coyle with 10 seconds left in the first.
The Blackhawks dominated in the second, outshooting Minnesota 22-6. After Stalock stopped several prime chances, Chicago took 2-0 lead on Kane's second goal, capping a breakaway with 4:24 left. Kane slipped behind the Wild defense, and just as he reached the Minnesota blue line he took Jordan Oesterle's stretch pass from deep in Chicago territory. Kane accelerated straight down the slot and fired a low shot between Stalock's pads.
Hartman made it 3-0 at 1:41 of third with a determined effort. He picked up the puck along the left boards, plowed to the net and beat Stalock with a high shot on the stick side.
Dumba cut it to 3-1 just over 4 minutes later when his drive from the blue line sailed through traffic and over Crawford's right shoulder.
Wingels backhanded in an long empty-netter to complete the scoring with 4 minutes left - and Stalock pulled for an extra attacker during a Minnesota power play.
The Blackhawks are in Dallas on Thursday night to open a stretch of six straight road games.
>>Jets Blank Blues
Less that 24 hours after Winnipeg was shut out in St. Louis, Connor Hellebuyck made 24 saves as the Jets returned the favor with a 4-0 victory over the Blues on Sunday night.
Hellebuyck got his second shutout of the season and eighth of his career. It came one night after Carter Hutton stopped 48 shots for the Blues in their win at home.
Jake Allen was back in goal for St. Louis and finished with 42 saves in the loss.
Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey also scored for Winnipeg. Morrissey also had an assist, and Andrew Copp and Jacob Trouba added two each to help the Jets improve to 2-4-1 in their last seven games.
Lowry got the Jets on the scoreboard at 4:32 of the second. Brandon Tanev brought the puck behind the St. Louis net and was hit by two Blues players with the puck popping loose. Copp picked it up and sent a pass in the crease to Lowry, who put it in for his fifth of the season.
Laine used a wrist shot on Allen's blocker side to get his league-leading 10th power-play goal of the season with 4:47 left in the second while Alex Pietrangelo sat in the penalty box for cross-checking.
Scheifele scored his 15th when he re-directed Morrissey's shot from near the top of the circle at with 8:06 left in the third to make it 3-0.
Morrissey then capped the scoring less than two minutes later with his shot from the high slot.
The Blues are at Calgary on Wednesday night in the second of a four-game trip.

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