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Toews has 2 goals, 2 assists in Blackhawks’ win over Isles

Posted at 11:31 PM, Mar 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-17 23:33:24-04

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored twice and assisted on both of Marian Hossa’s goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the slumping New York Islanders 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Toews recorded his first four-point game this season as the Blackhawks won their third straight and improved to 7-1-1 since Feb. 24 when leading scorer Patrick Kane broke his collarbone against Florida.

New York’s Nikolay Kulemin scored at 5:29 of third period to end Corey Crawford’s shutout bid, but the Islanders lost their season-worst fourth straight.

Although Crawford made 38 saves, he wasn’t tested heavily by the goal-starved Islanders. New York has scored only one goal in each of its four consecutive losses.

The Islanders are five points behind the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers, who have played four fewer games.