PHOENIX -- Alex Zhamnov had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks scored four times in the first period to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 on Thursday night.
Eric Daze also had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Berezin and Nathan Dempsey scored as Chicago snapped a four-game losing streak in the fifth game of its road trip. Jocelyn Thibault made 34 saves.
Shane Doan scored twice for the Coyotes.
Thrashers 7, Rangers 4
ATLANTA -- Patrik Stefan, Chris Herperger and Shawn McEachern each scored two goals as Atlanta ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over New York.
Dany Heatley had three assists and goaltender Byron Dafoe won his home debut for the Thrashers, who had lost five of six. Ilya Kovalchuk also scored for Atlanta, which got its first short-handed goal of the season from McEachern.
Pavel Bure, Eric Lindros, Brian Leetch and Petr Nedved scored for the Rangers.
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