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NHL Roundup : Blackhawks Stop Red Wings

Steve Larmer had two goals and an assist Tuesday night at Detroit to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 victory over the Red Wings.

A victory by the Red Wings may have all but ended the Blackhawks’ hopes of finishing first in the Norris Division.

But with rookie goalie Darren Pang stopping 34 shots and Larmer leading the attack, the Blackhawks, instead of falling 11 points back of the Wings, are only seven points behind.

It was the first meeting between the two rivals since the Red Wings humiliated the Blackhawks, 12-0, Dec. 4.

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Glen Hanlon, in goal for Detroit for the first time since breaking a finger Jan. 18, was shaky throughout. He gave up 4 goals on 27 shots. The other two scores came late in the game after Hanlon was removed for an extra attacker.

Larmer’s second goal, his 21st of the season, gave Chicago a 4-2 lead late in the second period. Steve Yzerman scored his 36th in the third period to bring Detroit within one, but the Red Wings couldn’t get even.

Winnipeg 3, Washington 2--Landover, Md., has become, next to Los Angeles, the favorite spot on the road for the Jets. The Jets are 3-1 in Los Angeles, but before this game were 3-10-2 in their other road games.

Dale Hawerchuk and Iain Duncan scored second-period goals to give the Jets the upper hand.

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The Capitals, who were challenging for first place in the Patrick Division, are 2-5-1 in their last eight games.

St. Louis 7, Vancouver 6--The Blues scored three goals in just over three minutes in the third period at St. Louis, then barely held on for the victory.

Tony McKegney scored two goals and has five in the Blues’ last two games.

Six minutes into the last period, the Blues led, 6-2. They needed Perry Turnbull’s goal late in the game to clinch.

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