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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin makes a save

Handzus lifts Blackhawks to win over Islanders

CHICAGO — Michal Handzus scored the go-ahead goal 6:45 into the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

Chicago's Jonathan Toews and rookie Joakim Nordstrom connected in the first period, while Duncan Keith had two assists. Nordstrom's goal was his first in the NHL.

Josh Bailey scored at 19:06 of the first period and Kyle Okposo scored 49 seconds later for the Islanders (2-1-1), who lost their first game in regulation.

Chicago's Nikolai Khabibulin made 17 saves and New York's Kevin Poulin finished with 25 as both goaltenders made their first starts this season.

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