• Hawks end skid…Ducks stay hot

    by  • January 13, 2014 • Sports

    UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks put together a three-goal second period to avoid their first four-game losing streak of the season.

    Marian Hossa scored the go-ahead goal and had an assist as the Hawks downed Edmonton 5-3. Jonathan Toews provided the eventual game-winner and Patrick Kane had two assists to help the Blackhawks complete a sweep of the three-game season series.

    The Hawks still trail the Western Conference-leading Anaheim Ducks by five points. The Ducks won for the 17th time in 18 games as Andrew Cogliano scored the lone goal in a 1-0 shutout of Detroit. Jonas Hiller made 20 shots for his third shutout of the season and 19th of his career.

    Also on ice:

    — The New York Islanders picked up their seventh straight road win as John Tavares notched the tiebreaking goal with 1:24 left to lead a 4-2 win over Dallas. Kyle Okposo scored back-to-back goals after the Stars took a 2-0 lead.

    — Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick Brassard scored less than 10 minutes into the game to spark the New York Rangers’ third straight win, 4-1 over Philadelphia. Henrik Lundqvist handled 37 shots in the Rangers’ seventh consecutive home win against the Flyers.

    — Toronto had dropped four straight until James van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal in regulation before netting the lone shootout tally in the Maple Leafs’ 3-2 verdict over New Jersey. Tyler Bozak scored the Leafs’ first goal to run his point streak to 11 games.

    — Minnesota blanked Nashville 4-0 as Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 shots for his first career shutout. Dany Heatley furnished a goal and an assist in the Wild’s fifth victory in six games.

    — The Sabres had dropped 11 straight road games until Cody Hodgson scored the lone shootout goal to give Buffalo a 2-1 victory in Washington. The Sabres avoided matching the longest road losing streak in franchise history, set two seasons ago.