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NHL: Birthday boy Hossa helps Blackhawks defeat Oilers

2014-01-13T00:00:00Z NHL: Birthday boy Hossa helps Blackhawks defeat OilersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 13, 2014 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO — Marian Hossa had a power-play goal and an assist on his 35th birthday, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Sunday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Ben Smith, Andrew Shaw, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook also scored for Chicago, which had 15 goals against Edmonton in a three-game sweep of the season series.

Ales Hemsky and Taylor Hall scored for Edmonton. The Oilers’ Boyd Gordon was credited with a fluke short-handed goal in the second period when Chicago’s Patrick Kane inadvertently bounced a pass off the boards and into an empty net during a delayed penalty call.

After a slow start, the Blackhawks dominated the action and outshot Edmonton 41-21.

Chicago’s Antti Raanta made 18 saves in just his second start since No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford returned from a lower-body injury on Jan. 2.

Edmonton’s Devan Dubnyk blocked 36 shots.

The Blackhawks grabbed control with a three-goal second that gave them a 4-2 lead. Chicago outshot Edmonton 19-5 in the period.

Ducks 1, Red Wings 0: In Anaheim, Calif., Jonas Hiller made 22 saves in his 14th consecutive victory, and the steamrolling Ducks beat Detroit for their 17th victory in 18 games.

The Ducks improved to 19-0-2 at home this season despite playing without injured scoring leader Ryan Getzlaf.

Islanders 4, Stars 2: In Dallas, John Tavares scored with 1:24 to go and Brock Nelson added an empty-netter, leading the Islanders. Kyle Okposo had two goals in New York’s fourth straight win.

Sabres 2, Capitals 1, SO: In Washington, Cody Hodgson decided a lackluster game with the only goal in the shootout, and Buffalo avoided matching the longest road losing streak (12) in franchise history.

Maple Leafs 3, Devils 2: In Toronto, James van Riemsdyk scored in the shootout to lift the Maple Leafs. Bozak and van Riemsdyk scored in regulation for Toronto, which had lost four straight.

Wild 4, Predators 0: In Nashville, Tenn., Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves for his first career shutout, and the Wild won.

Rangers 4, Flyers 1: In New York, Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick Brassard scored less than 10 minutes into the game, and Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves as the Rangers won.

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TORONTO — Claude Noel has been fired as coach by the Winnipeg Jets and replaced with Paul Maurice.

Noel was fired amid a five-game losing streak that dropped the Jets to 19-23-5 and 10 points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Noel, hired after the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg before the 2011-12 season, went 80-79-18 during his tenure with the Jets.

Assistant Perry Pearn was also fired.

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