Ben Eager scores two goals as Blackhawks

CHICAGO - Ben Eager helped the Chicago Blackhawks knock out the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night.Eager scored twice, and Andrew Ladd had a goal and three a sists for a career-high four points in Chicago's 7-1 victory.Jonathan Toews and Dave Bolland each had a goal and an a sist, and Patrick Sharp and Dustin Byfuglien also connected. The Blackhawks scored their season-high seven goals in an 11-shot span against Marcus Maye Jersey Ilya Bryzgalov.Eager scored twice in a game for the second time in his career to match a personal high. Best known for his physical play, he also fought the Coyotes' David Hale midway through the second period when Chicago had a 7-0 lead."The guys really came Quinton Patton Jersey to play tonight," Eager said "Score two, beat a guy up? If could do that every night I would. It's a nice feeling when everyone plays well and you help contribute."Chicago's Cristobal Huet, making his fifth straight start with Nikolai Khabibulin sidelined by a groin injury, Marcus Williams Jersey stopped 20 shots, allowing only Enver Lisin's goal on a breakaway in the final minute of the second period. Coming off a 5-4 shootout lo s in Detroit on Saturday night, Chicago improved to 8-1-4 at home."I thought we played pretty well last night," Ladd said. "We wanted to come up with the same effort tonight. We figured we'd come up with a better result."The Blackhawks were Buster Skrine Jersey in charge throughout the contest."We got outplayed, outscored and outhit," Phoenix coach Wayne Gretzky said. "They took it to us pretty well."Bryzgalov seemed as skaky as the team in front of him. He finished with 21 saves in the Coyotes' second straight lo s.
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