Blackhawks stop slide with 7-2 victory over Maple Leafs

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) stops the shot of Toronto Maple Leafs center Nick Spaling (16) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
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CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Kane had a goal and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a dominant 7-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.

Andrew Shaw, Brent Seabrook, Artemi Panarin and Teuvo Teravainen each had a power-play goal, helping Chicago salvage the finale of disappointing four-game homestand.

It was the Blackhawks' first game since they lost Marian Hossa to a left leg injury, likely sidelining the veteran forward for a couple of weeks.

Scott Darling got the start in place of a resting Corey Crawford and made 35 saves, including an outstanding sprawling stop on Nick Spaling in the second period. Two of Darling's six wins this season have come against lowly Toronto.