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CHICAGO - Tomas Kopecky scored two goals and the injury-depleted Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Friday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell also connected for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who improved to 9-9-0 at home. The Blackhawks already have one more regulation home loss than all of last season, when they were 29-8-4 at the United Center.

Chicago rookie Corey Crawford made 29 saves in his eighth start in the last 10 games.

He needed to make several timely stops, but the Blackhawks—who again played without star forwards Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa—provided solid defensive support for most of the game.

Patrick Eaves scored for the Red Wings, who lead the Western Conference with 43 points.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—Martin Erat scored twice on the power play and Steve Sullivan added a goal as Nashville won its fifth straight and tied a team record by earning a point for the 10th straight game.

Goalie Anders Lindback lost his bid for a third shutout in four games when Devils rookie Mattias Tedenby connected on the power play at 7:06 of the third period.

New Jersey failed to build on Wednesday's 3-0 win over Phoenix that ended a five-game skid.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP)—Marty Reasoner scored twice in the first period and Tomas Vokoun made 41 saves for Florida, which led 4-0 after the opening 20 minutes.

Michael Frolik and Stephen Weiss each had a goal and an assist for the Panthers. Bryan McCabe and David Booth had the other Florida goals, while Shawn Matthias, Evgeny Dadonov and Chris Higgins each had two assists.

Derek Roy and Tim Connolly scored for Buffalo, which was 4-1-1 in its previous six games.

DENVER (AP)—Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the game with 2:24 remaining in overtime to lift Colorado to its fifth straight win.

TJ Galiardi, Cody McLeod, Brandon Yip and Ryan O'Reilly also scored for the Avalanche in a game that featured five ties.

Erik Karlsson, Milan Michalek, Matt Carkner, Alex Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson scored for the Senators.

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