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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Artem Anisimov scored a power-play goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks continued their winning streak against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 victory. Anisimov scored his 10th goal of the season just 21 seconds after Pittsburgh tied the game. Gustav Forsling scored his second for the Blackhawks, who won their eighth straight against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Clayton Thorson had three touchdown passes, Justin Jackson added 166 yards rushing on 31 carries and Northwestern won its sixth straight with a 39-0 rout of Minnesota. The Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) also forced five turnovers on defense.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - No. 8 Ohio State scored on its first six possessions in a 52-14 rout of Illinois. J.T. Barrett threw the 100th touchdown pass of his career as the Buckeyes clinched the Big Ten East title. The Ohio State defense held the Illini to just 105 yards. Mike Weber ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns for Ohio State.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Bryant McIntosh scored 21 points and Scottie Lindsey added 20 to lead No. 20 Northwestern to an 82-74 win over La Salle in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. The Wildcats (3-1) advance to play Texas Tech in Sunday's championship.

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Aaron Cook hit three 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and Kavion Pippen had 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks to help Southern Illinois hold on for a 69-64 win over Division II Illinois-Springfield. Eric McGill added 13 points and Jonathan Wiley scored nine with eight rebounds for Southern Illinois.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Boston Bruins will meet the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame. The Jan. 1 outdoor event will be held at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the school's football team. It's the fourth Winter Classic for Chicago and second for Boston.

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