CHICAGO -- Henrik Zetterberg, Dan Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson scored in the first period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Sunday night for their third win in a row and seventh in eight games.
Jiri Hudler had two assists and the NHL-leading Red Wings beat the Blackhawks for the first time this season after losing their first four contests (0-3-1) against Chicago.
Rene Bourque scored for the injury-depleted Blackhawks, whose losing streak reached a season-high five games (0-4-1).
Detroit's Chris Osgood, who entered the game with a league-leading 1.71 goals-against average, made 19 saves. The Red Wings killed both Chicago power-play chances and have killed 25 in a row over seven games. ...
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Marian Hossa broke out of a slump with two goals and host Atlanta beat Buffalo 5-2 to extend the Sabres' longest losing streak in almost two years. Johan Hedberg made 37 stops and the Thrashers handed the Sabres their sixth consecutive loss. The last time Buffalo lost six in a row was March 18-27, 2006. ... Flyers forward Joffrey Lupul was expected miss at least two weeks because of a spinal cord contusion and a mild concussion. Lupul suffereed the injury colliding with teammate Darien Hatcher in Saturday's win over Toronto.Winter Sports
Austrian Mario Matt won the men's World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, and Americans Ted Ligety and Bode Miller failed to finish. Matt, a slalom specialist, finished with a total time of 1 minute, 48.45 seconds at the Kuonisbaergli course, 0.10 seconds ahead of teammate Benjamin Raich. Ligety, who crashed Saturday, had tied for third in the first run in soft snow conditions. He straddled a gate and went out in the second run. Miller made an error at one of the first gates, then lost his footing a second time and failed to finish the first run. Saturday, he missed a gate during the first run of the giant slalom. ... Marlies Schild won a World Cup slalom event in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Rebuplic, for her third win in the discipline this season. American Julia Mancuso was ninth and teammate Lindsey Vonn failed to finish. The Austrian posted the fastest second run to win with a combined time of 1 minute, 46.35 seconds. ... Janne Ahonen became the first ski jumper to win the prestigious Four Hills tournament for a fifth time. The 30-year-old Finn won the final stop under difficult circumstances due to rain with jumps of 126 and 136 meters, earning him 251.6 points in the World Cup event at Bischofshofen, Austria. ... Charlotte Kalla overtook Virpi Kuitunen in the final uphill stage to win the Tour de Ski at Val di Fiemme, Italy. Lukas Bauer of the Czech Republic held on for a comfortable victory in the men's race, beating Rene Sommerfeldt of Germany by 2 minutes, 47.3 seconds. Kalla, a Swede, finished with a 36.4-second advantage over Finnish rival Kuitunen, the defending champion.
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia canceled horse racing Sunday for the second consecutive day because of heavy rainfall on a synthetic track that has had drainage problems since its installation.