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Chicago Blackhawks win fourth straight, beat Calgary Flames 6-1 @NHL

CHICAGO - Patrick Kane and Martin Havlat each had a goal and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flames 6-1 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.

Kris Versteeg and Jonathan Toews each added a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, 6-0-2 at home. Aaron Johnson and Troy Brouwer also scored for Chicago (7-3-3), off to its best start since 2001-02 - the last time it made the playoffs.

Toews' goal was his first in 13 games this season. He had 24 goals and 30 assists last season in 64 games as a rookie.

Blackhawks goalie Cristobal Huet made 22 saves, allowing only Dustin Boyd's second-period goal. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 21 shots for Calgary, which lost its second straight game and fourth in its last five.

The Flames skated with several flu-stricken players in their third game in four nights. Kiprusoff made several close-in saves and twice was beaten by shots that hit the post.

Havlat's power-play goal midway through the first period opened the scoring. After the Blackhawks created a 2-on-1 advantage in front of the net, Havlat ripped in Kris Versteeg's feed from across the crease.

Johnson scored on a screened drive from the left point with just under a minute left in the first to make it 2-0.

Kane's goal midway through the second made it 3-0. He lifted in a shot from the right side of the net after taking Havlat's backhand pass from across the crease.

Boyd cut it to 3-1 with 1:21 left in the second when his weak backhand attempt from the right side of the net bounded in off Huet's left pad.

Toews and Versteeg scored goals 28 seconds apart early in the third.

Toews shot from the slot hit trickled in between Kiprusoff's pads 54 second into the third. Versteeg ripped in a screened shot from the slot at 1:22.

Brouwer's power-play goal with 4:09 left in the third completed the scoring.

Notes: Before he scored in the third period, Toews was stopped by Kiprusoff on two close-in chances. ... Calgary C Matthew Lombardi missed his ninth game because of a shoulder injury. ... Chicago D Brent Sopel sat out the game because of an undisclosed injury. ... Linesman Andy McElman was struck by a puck late in the third period, but remained in the game after being attended to by Chicago trainer Mike Gapski. ... The Blackhawks played their first game following a five-day break.

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