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Ray Emery stops 24 shots, lifts Blackhawks to 4-1 win over Flames @NHLdotcom

CHICAGO - Chicago backup Ray Emery made 24 saves, and Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Viktor Stalberg and Patrick Kane scored to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Emery, who made his fourth start this season, lost a shutout bid with 9:10 left in the third when Olli Jokinen scored. Keith and Seabrook, Chicago's two top defencemen, both scored their first goals of the season in the Blackhawks' 17th game.

Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 27 shots and made several tough, close-in saves to keep the game close.

The Blackhawks (10-4-3) won their second straight, and the Flames (6-8-1) dropped their second in a row.

Keith opened the scoring with 7:51 left in the first.

Kiprusoff stopped Patrick Sharp's drive from right wing, but kicked the rebound to the top of the left circle and lost his balance. Keith then golfed a shot from the high shot into the open net.

Seabrook's screened power-play goal with 7:49 left in the second made it 2-0. His quick, low drive from the top of the slot slipped past several players before landing in the net.

About a minute later, Emery used a quick pad save to stop Curtis Glencross on a breakaway.

Jokinen scored on a play off a faceoff in the Chicago zone midway through the third to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Jokinen won the draw and pulled it back to Mark Giordano at the left point. Giordano skated down the boards, and passed back to Jokinen who fired in a one-timer from the slot.

Stalberg made it 3-1 with 3:11 left in the game. After trailing in late down the slot, Stalberg took Marian Hossa's centring pass from behind the net and connected from the edge of the crease.

Kane fired in an empty-net goal with four seconds left.

NOTES: Keith played his 500th NHL game. . Emery's previous shutout, on Feb 1, 2010, was against the Flames while he was with Philadelphia. ... Chicago C Dave Bolland (right foot) sat out a second game and is day-to-day. ... Calgary D Anton Babchuk missed his first game with a broken left hand. ... Flames C Brendan Morrisson missed his third game because of a left knee injury. Both players have been placed on the injured list. ... Calgary recalled D T.J. Brodie from Abbotsford of the AHL in time. ... Calgary D Cory Sarich was a healthy scratch for the third straight game.

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