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Hossa scores 2 goals to lift Blackhawks to a 5-2 victory over Stars

Saturday, 11.09.2013 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Hossa scores 2 goals to lift Blackhawks to a 5-2 victory over Stars

DALLAS - Marian Hossa scored two goals and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 Saturday night.

Patrick Sharp assisted on the first four goals for Chicago.

Patrick Kane added a power-play goal and Niklas Hjalmarsson had a short-handed empty-net goal and Jonathan Toews also scored for Chicago.

The Blackhawks used two short passes across the ice, from Sharp and Andrew Shaw across the ice to Kane, to set up the game-winning shot at 18:15 of the second period.

Against Chicago's penalty-killing unit, which ranked last in the NHL, Dallas failed to score on six power plays. The Stars are 0 for 24 at home this season.

Hossa evened the score 1-1 in the first period after Cody Eakin had scored for Dallas. Toews scored midway through the second period, after a goal by Tyler Seguin.

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