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Carl Hagelin scores tiebreaking goal in third, Rangers edge Blackhawks 3-2

Wednesday, 01.08.2014 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Carl Hagelin scores tiebreaking goal in third, Rangers edge Blackhawks 3-2

CHICAGO - Carl Hagelin scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Marc Staal started the winning sequence with a long slap shot that was stopped by Corey Crawford, who also got in front of Hagelin's first rebound attempt. But Hagelin stayed with the play and flipped the puck into the open right side with 5:57 left.

It was Hagelin's fourth winning goal of the season, tops on the team. He also is tied for the team lead with 11 goals overall.

Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York, which earned its first win in Chicago since a 3-2 victory on Jan. 16, 2009. Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves.

Jonathan Toews and Brandon Bollig scored in the second period for Chicago, which had recorded at least one point in a season-high 10 games. It was the Blackhawks' first home regulation loss since a 4-3 setback against Dallas on Dec. 3.

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