Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates the Blackhawks' 4-1 win over the New York Islanders with goalie Corey Crawford (50) after an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Charles Rex Arbogast
March 17, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) Jonathan Toews scored twice and assisted on both of Marian Hossa's goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the slumping New York Islanders 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Toews recorded his first four-point game this season as the Blackhawks won their third straight and improved to 7-1-1 since Feb. 24 when leading scorer Patrick Kane broke his collarbone against Florida.

New York's Nikolay Kulemin scored at 5:29 of third period to end Corey Crawford's shutout bid, but the Islanders lost their season-worst fourth straight.

Although Crawford made 38 saves, he wasn't tested heavily by the goal-starved Islanders. New York has scored only one goal in each of its four consecutive losses.

The Islanders are five points behind the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers, who have played four fewer games.

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