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Blackhawks score four in first, Huet blanks Coyotes in 6-0 rout

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - Adam Burish started a four-goal outburst in the opening period with his first score of the season, and the Chicago Blackhawks routed the Phoenix Coyotes 6-0 Tuesday night behind Cristobal Huet's 22 saves.

Huet earned his second shutout this season and the 19th of his career.

Jonathan Toews had two late goals and an assist, and Kris Versteeg, Ben Eager and Colin Fraser also scored for the Blackhawks, who swept the season series against Phoenix for the first time since the 1988-89 season when the Coyotes were still the Winnipeg Jets.

Chicago outscored coach Wayne Gretzky's team 20-4 in four games this season.

The Blackhawks have won 11 of 13 overall, outscoring opponents 55-24 along the way.

Mikael Tellqvist, making his third start in four games, allowed four goals on 13 shots and lasted just one period before he was replaced by Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Coyotes lost their second consecutive game.

Burish opened the scoring at 11:46 of the first on a shot over Tellqvist's right shoulder from the bottom of the left circle. Versteeg made it 2-0 at 14:22 after Tellqvist had slowed Toews' shot from the right side with his glove from the top of the crease. The puck dropped behind the goalie a foot from the goal line and Versteeg swept it into the net.

Fraser was credited with a goal 38 seconds later when Burish's pass deflected off the centre's left skate as he skidded to a stop just inside the crease.

Eager capped Chicago's four-goal first at 16:22 on a long rebound.

Toews scored his first goal with 1:14 left in the second on a rebound off a shot from the low right slot by Martin Havlat.

Toews added his second with 5:12 remaining when he stole the puck from Zbynek Michalek just inside the Coyotes zone, took two strides and scored on a sharp wrist shot.

Notes: The Blackhawks outscored the Coyotes 10-0 in the first period this season. ... Burish's previous goal came April 4, 2008, against Nashville. ... Phoenix went 0-for-7 on the power play, extending its scoreless streak with the man advantage to 27 tries spanning five-plus games. ... Chicago played without leading scorer Patrick Kane, who missed his second straight game with a high right ankle sprain. ... Phoenix is 2-2 in its last four home games after starting the season 11-3-2 at home.

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