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Ben Eager scores twice as the Blackhawks rout Coyotes 7-1

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CHICAGO - Ben Eager scored twice, and Andrew Ladd had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points in the Chicago Blackhawks' 7-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night.

Jonathan Toews and Dave Bolland each had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien also connected. The Blackhawks scored their season-high seven goals during a span of 11 consecutive shots against Ilya Bryzgalov.

Chicago's Cristobal Huet, making his fifth straight start with Nikolai Khabibulin sidelined by a groin injury, stopped 20 shots, allowing only Enver Lisin's goal on a breakaway in the final minute of the second period. Coming off a 5-4 shootout loss in Detroit on Saturday night, Chicago improved to 8-1-4 at home.

Bryzgalov finished with 21 saves in the Coyotes' second straight loss.

Chicago took a 4-0 lead in the first period.

Bolland opened the scoring with 8:22 left on a hard, low shot from the right circle. Toews made it 2-0 29 seconds later. Following a turnover by the Coyotes at the blue-line, Toews completed a give-and-go with Martin Havlat.

Byfuglien popped in a rebound from the crease with 2:46 left, and Sharp one-timed in a power-play goal 1:18 later. Eager scored twice and Havlat once in a 2:55 span early in the second to stretch Chicago's lead to 7-0.

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