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Keith, Hjalmarsson help Chicago Blackhawks to big 4-1 victory over Los Angeles Kings

  • Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman (6) and Kris Russell (4) help goalie Jonas Hiller of Switzerland defend against pressure at the net by Dallas Stars' Jason Spezza (90) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Dallas. The Flames won 5-3. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman (6) and Kris Russell (4) help goalie Jonas Hiller of Switzerland defend against pressure at the net by Dallas Stars' Jason Spezza (90) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Dallas. The Flames won 5-3. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) checks Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) checks Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell, right, celebrates his goal with teammates Johnny Oduya (27) and Andrew Shaw (65) as Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) and Mike Richards (10) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell, right, celebrates his goal with teammates Johnny Oduya (27) and Andrew Shaw (65) as Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) and Mike Richards (10) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Defensemen Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored 1:04 apart in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Monday.

Marian Hossa added a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks won their second straight game in as many nights and pulled within a point of the second-place Blues in the Central Division. Chicago plays St. Louis twice in its final six games.

Jake Muzzin scored for the defending champion Kings, who dropped their second straight in the finale of a five-game road trip. They also lost ground to Calgary in their bid for the final playoff berth in the West.