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|Hossa Scores Twice in Blackhawks' Win Over Buffalo
|BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Marian Hossa scored twice, Nick Leddy got his first career NHL goal, and Corey Crawford shrugged off a shaky start to win his second NHL game in goal in Chicago's 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.
The game was marred by a scary moment in the first period when Sabres right wing Jason Pominville was carted off on a stretcher after being hit into the boards from behind by Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson with 5:42 to go.
Pominville sustained a concussion on the play, while Hjalmarsson was given a 5-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. The Sabres were unable to capitalize on the man advantage.
Patrick Kane also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks, who won their first game of the season after two straight defeats.
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