WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Scott Darling made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season, Andrew Ladd scored against his former team and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.
Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa opened the scoring 26 seconds apart late in the second period, and Tomas Fleischmann also had a goal for the Blackhawks. It was Ladd’s first appearance in Winnipeg since the former Jets captain was traded to Chicago on Feb. 25.
Darling earned the second shutout of his two-year career with the Blackhawks in his 20th game of the season.
Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 32 shots for Winnipeg, which started a four-game homestand.