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Kane exploded for his best performance of the season with a five-point night. "I don't think it was anything special throughout the game but just kind of making the right play out there and finishing off some plays".

Mark Stone and Derick Brassard scored for the Senators. "And then going in the third down 6-2 it's going to be hard and especially when they're having a night on their PP (power play) and they score another two".

Like everybody else, he has struggled this season, but it was never more apparent than it was when Toews gave the Hawks a 4-0 lead at 9:53 of the second.

After what Boudreau dubbed an "embarrassing" start by the Wild in which it was overwhelmed by the Blackhawks in the first period en route to a one-goal deficit, the team cleaned up its play the rest of the way to rally for a critical 2-1 win over its division rival at United Center.

"From the tape we get and from the angles we saw, I thought it was definitely off-side because these things aren't spoken about lightly because I knew we were down 1-0 playing like that and then they're going to have a power play", Boudreau said.

Over the span of 4:39, Craig Anderson surrendered three goals on four shots. "We made mistakes in key areas and our goaltenders have been solid". And Ferland, who has been a pleasant surprise for the Flames, has a goal and an assist in four straight games. They surrendered five goals in the period - including three on the power play- as the Senators tried to battle back but fell way short.

Schmaltz scored his second of the game, picking up Sharp's rebound to beat Condon high and Rutta made it 6-2 with a one-timer. Toews added another in the third, giving him five goals in his last five games.

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"We've talked about it, you guys have talked about it and we have to find a way in our room to have better second periods", said Phaneuf. It's not necessarily the best way to play, but if he keeps calling me or asking if I'm okay to go out there, then you're obviously going to take advantage of that and go out there and play as much as possible.

This is Ryan's third hand injury in 12 months and seventh since 2014.

Technically, the Wild trailed the Blackhawks in the standings entering the night by virtue of playing one more game.

Ryan didn't return for the third period Tuesday night during an against Chicago, and he wasn't with the Senators for Wednesday night's game in Toronto.

Notes: D Mark Borowiecki (concussion), Johnny Oduya (lower body) and C Nate Thompson (lower body) did not play for the Senators.

Brent Seabrook scored the lone goal for Chicago (21-16-6).

Senators: Head to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night before having a week off.

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