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Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks battles for the (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks battles for the puck in the second period against Marian Gaborik. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Blackhawks 4, Rangers 2

The Chicago Blackhawks scored four first period goals in just over 10 minutes to defeat the Rangers 4-2 at Madison Square Garden.

Ryan Callahan of the Rangers controls the puck
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Ryan Callahan of the Rangers controls the puck against Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks battles for the
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Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks battles for the puck in the second period against Marian Gaborik. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Marian Gaborik controls the puck in the second
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Marian Gaborik controls the puck in the second period against Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks. (Feb. 16, 2012)

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Jonathan Toews and Sami Lepisto of the Chicago
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Jonathan Toews and Sami Lepisto of the Chicago Blackhawks watch a second period face off. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Ryan Callahan skates with the puck past Jonathan
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Ryan Callahan skates with the puck past Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Marian Gaborik takes a second period shot against
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Marian Gaborik takes a second period shot against the Blackhawks. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Rangers goalie Martin Biron surrenders the second goal
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Rangers goalie Martin Biron surrenders the second goal of the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Martin Biron and Michael Del Zotto of the
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Martin Biron and Michael Del Zotto of the Rangers defend against Marian Hossa of the Blackhawks. (Feb. 16, 2012)

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Marian Hossa of the Blackhawks celebrates his first
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Marian Hossa of the Blackhawks celebrates his first period goal against the Rangers with teammate Patrick Sharp. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Patrick Sharp celebrates his first period goal against
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Patrick Sharp celebrates his first period goal against the Rangers with teammate Patrick Kane. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Martin Biron looks on after surrendering the third
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Martin Biron looks on after surrendering the third goal of the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks. (Feb. 16, 2012)

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