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Anisimov Leads Blackhawks to Late Win Over Coyotes

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    Anisimov Leads Blackhawks to Late Win Over Coyotes

    Corey Crawford made 31 saves, Artem Anisimov scored with 4:47 left in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Sunday night.

    Tommy Wingels and Nick Schmaltz also scored in the third as Chicago earned its second straight win after dropping five in a row. Patrick Kane had two assists to run his career total to 781 points, breaking a tie with Doug Wilson for fifth on the franchise scoring list.

    Kane found an open Anisimov in the right circle for the center's team-high 13th goal, giving the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead. The connection occurred just 71 seconds after Anthony Duclair tied it at 1 with his seventh goal for Arizona, tipping home Alex Goligoski's pass in front.

    Kane then set up Schmaltz with a slick pass with 3:02 left. It was Schmaltz's first goal since Nov. 27 and No. 5 on the season.

    Scott Wedgewood made 34 saves for Arizona, which dropped its fourth straight game.

    Wedgewood and Crawford were locked in a scoreless duel when John Hayden made a nice pass to set up Wingels' one-timer 7:36 into the third period. Wingels also scored a tying short-handed goal in the third during Chicago's 3-2 overtime win against Buffalo on Friday night.

    The Coyotes were coming off a 1-0 loss at Columbus on Saturday night, but they skated right with the Blackhawks for most of the game.

    Goligoski rattled the cage behind Crawford on a power-play shot in the second period. Kevin Connauton also had an open backhander stopped by Crawford with about eight minutes left in the second.

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