National Hockey League

Hossa leads Blackhawks over Red Wings in return

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Marian Hossa scored a goal and assisted on two others in his return to Chicago's lineup, helping the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings, 4-1, at United Center.

Hossa missed five consecutive games with an upper-body injury he suffered against Pittsburgh at Soldier Field on March 1. The Blackhawks went 2-3-0 in his absence and snapped a two-game losing streak on Sunday.

Ben Smith had a goal and one assist for Chicago, which continues to trail second-place Colorado by one point in the Central Division.

Duncan Keith collected two assists, giving him 300 for his career, and Corey Crawford earned the win with 19 saves.

Jimmy Howard stopped 26 shots for the reeling Red Wings, who have lost five of their last seven games but are still positioned just outside the Eastern Conference's playoff picture.

03/16 22:13:46 ET

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