Free Press ★★★

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Free Press ★★★

★ Jonathan Toews, centre, Hawks: The hometown hero was a force all over the ice, scoring a highlight-of-thenight goal and setting up three others.

★★ Andrew Ladd, leftwinger, Jets: One of a handful of Jets who was solid. Finished with a goal and an assist, had six shots on goal and three hits.

★★★ Marian Hossa, forward, Hawks: Goal, assist, plus-3. Just imagine what this former Thrasher would look like if he was still with this franchise?



Blackhawks 6 at Jets 3

First Period

1. Chicago, P.Kane 12 (Leddy, Toews) 17:26 (pp)

Penalties -- Winnipeg bench (too many men) 3:13, E.Kane Wpg (tripping) 15:58.

Second Period

2. Chicago, Saad 7 (Hossa) 3:03

3. Winnipeg, Ladd 6 (Little, Enstrom) 3:22

4. Winnipeg, Ellerby 1 (Byfuglien, Ladd) 3:51 (pp)

5. Chicago, Toews 11 (Keith, P.Kane) 11:03

6. Winnipeg, Byfuglien 6 (Little, Wheeler) 13:30 (pp)

Penalties -- Byfuglien Wpg (holding) 1:40, Keith Chi (slashing) 2:16, Shaw Chi, Wright Wpg (roughing) 10:11, Oduya Chi (tripping) 11:48, Rozsival Chi (tripping) 13:16, P.Kane Chi (hooking) 15:48.

Third Period

7. Chicago, Hossa 10 (Toews, Seabrook) 3:11

8. Chicago, Smith 3 (Kruger, Versteeg) 5:22

9. Chicago, Sharp 8 (Toews, Seabrook) 19:05 (en)

Penalty -- Enstrom Wpg (hooking) 7:13.

Referees -- Jean Hebert, Chris Rooney. Linesmen -- Greg Devorski, Bryan Pancich.

Attendance -- 15,004 (15,004).



Both Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler have now gone 10 games without scoring a goal... Toby Enstrom's assist on the Jets' first goal broke a nine-game point drought.



Continuing a season-long theme, the Jets were dominated in the face-off circle again, losing 40 of 63 draws.



The Hawks are now 12-3-4 when outshooting their opponent and 13-0-3 when scoring first. And they have now scored five-plus goals in nine games this year.



Chicago's Patrick Kane extended his point streak to nine games, collecting 12 points (5G, 7A) during that span.



The Jets are home for a Saturday afternoon matinee against the Minnesota Wild at 2 p.m. (TSN Jets, TSN 1290).


-- Ed Tait