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NHL Capsules: Toews scores twice, Blackhawks hammer struggling Sabres 6-2 @NHLdotcom

CHICAGO - Jonathan Toews had two goals, rookies Andrew Shaw and Jimmy Hayes also scored, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Buffalo Sabres their 10th straight road loss, 6-2 on Wednesday night.

Marian Hossa and Dave Bolland also connected for the Blackhawks, who won their second straight and are 4-0-1 in their last five.

Jason Pominville scored both goals for Buffalo, but it wasn't enough to keep the Sabres from extending the team's record road-losing streak.

Toews has goals in three straight games, and four goals and three assists in a five-game point streak.

Corey Crawford made 25 saves in the win. Buffalo's Jhonas Enroth stopped 29 shots.


MONTREAL (AP) ? Michal Neuvirth made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and Alex Ovechkin scored his 19th goal on a power play midway through the second period to lift Washington over Montreal.

Mathieu Perreault and Marcus Johansson scored first-period goals for Washington, which bounced back from a 3-0 home loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday to win for the third time in four games.

Ovechkin drove a slap shot from the right point through traffic and past Carey Price for his 19th goal.

Neuvirth, who made his first start in 11 games, recorded his sixth NHL shutout. It was his first since a 26-save effort in a 1-0 win in Winnipeg on Dec. 15.

Price stopped 13 shots for Montreal, 4-10-1 in its past 15 games ??? the last 14 under interim coach Randy Cunneyworth.

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