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Kane scores twice, leads Blackhawks to 5-3 win over Flames

Patrick Kane had two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks raced out to a four-goal lead and held on to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night.


Kane set up goals by Olli Maatta at 4:14 and Alex Debrincat at 5:35 and then made it 3-0 at 12:44 of the first period when he cut across the slot and beat David Rittich with a wrist shot from 30 feet out.

Kane's second of the game was an empty-netter at 19:59 of the third.


Dylan Strome also scored for Chicago (18-17-6), which has won three straight and five of six.


Sam Bennett, Michael Frolik, and Sean Monahan scored for Calgary (20-17-5). The Flames are winless in their last five at home. (0-4-1).


Chicago made it 4-0 at 9:41 of the second when Strome strolled in uncontested and scored from 25 feet out into the top corner.


The Flames got on the scoreboard with six seconds left in the second, Bennett knocking in his first goal since Nov. 2 on a feed from Derek Ryan.


Calgary then made it close in the late-going on Frolik's short-handed goal at 15:30, off a Duncan Keith turnover, and Monahan's goal on a Matthew Tkachuk rebound at 16:48.

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