CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews scored twice and assisted on both of Marian Hossa's goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the slumping New York Islanders 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates the Blackhawks' 4-1 win over the New York Islanders with goalie Corey Crawford (50) after an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Toews recorded his first four-point game this season as the Blackhawks won their third straight and improved to 7-1-1 since Feb. 24 when leading scorer Patrick Kane broke his collarbone against Florida.

New York's Nikolay Kulemin scored at 5:29 of third period to end Corey Crawford's shutout bid, but the Islanders lost their season-worst fourth straight.

Although Crawford made 38 saves, he wasn't tested heavily by the goal-starved Islanders. New York has scored only one goal in each of its four consecutive losses.

The Islanders are five points behind the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers, who have played four fewer games.

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