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NHL: Chicago 5, Phoenix 2

Oct. 19, 2011 at 1:12 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Marion Hossa scored a goal and Corey Crawford made 14 saves Tuesday to keep the Chicago Blackhawks on their early-season roll with a 5-2 win over Phoenix.

Hossa, who sat out the previous game with an upper-body injury, played nearly 18 minutes and scored the first goal in the Blackhawks' third win in their last four games.

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Jonathan Toews, Jamal Mayers, Dave Bolland and Bryan Bickell also tallied goals for visiting Chicago. Crawford allowed goals to Taylor Pitt and Ray Whitney while facing a modest 16-shot attack.

Crawford's Phoenix counterpart, Jason LaBarbera had a much busier night. He faced 35 shots and allowed five goals.

After Hossa gave Chicago a 1-0 lead in the first period, the two teams traded goals in the second until 8:36 when Mayers tipped the puck in to make it 3-2.

Bolland made it 4-2 at 2:27 of the third period when he stole the puck at the Phoenix blue line and scored on a short-handed unassisted slap shot.

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