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DETROIT (AP) - Tomas Kopecky scored twice and Corey Crawford made 36 saves, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Cory Emmerton scored in his NHL debut to give Detroit the lead midway through the first. Dave Bolland tied it later in the period and Kopecky scored two times in the second against his former team to make it 3-1.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard started strong before struggling a little and finishing with 29 saves.

Troy Brouwer also scored for defending champion Chicago, which is on a 5-0-1 streak.

The banged-up Red Wings have won two of their last six. Detroit also found out before the game that the Islanders claimed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov off waivers after he signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings.

Nabokov couldn't pick the place to resume his NHL career after starting the season playing in Russia.

DENVER (AP) - Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand each scored twice, Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots and Boston took advantage of two goals going in off skates of Colorado defensemen.

Mark Recchi and Patrice Bergeron also scored as the Northeast Division leaders won for the third time in four games. David Krejci, Bergeron and Marchand each contributed two assists as well.

Paul Stastny and Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Avalanche, who entered the game as the fourth-highest scoring team only to be held in check by Thomas.

Bruins center Marc Savard was hurt on a check into the boards early in the second period and didn't return. The Bruins didn't reveal the extent of the injury.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Patrik Elias scored two goals to lead improved New Jersey to the victory.

Johan Hedberg stopped 26 shots to give the Devils points in a season-high six straight games (5-0-1). Henrik Tallinder also scored for New Jersey.

The game featured the teams with the highest and lowest point totals in the NHL. But the last-place Devils are coming around.

James van Riemsdyk scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who failed in their first attempt to become the first expansion-era team to hit 1,000 home victories.

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