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Kirby Dach Scores Shootout Winner, Blackhawks Beat Devils 2-1

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NEWARK, N.J. — Kirby Dach scored within the fifth spherical of the shootout to elevate the Chicago Blackhawks over the New Jersey Devils 2-1 Friday night time.

Chicago gained its second sport in two nights. Corey Crawford preserved the victory by stopping Jack Hughes on the ultimate shootout try to cap an evening the place he gained his 250th sport. He had 29 saves.

Alex DeBrincat scored within the second interval for Chicago, and Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane additionally linked within the shootout.

Taylor Corridor scored for the Devils, who’re Zero-2 underneath interim coach Alain Nasreddine. Mackenzie Blackwood had 28 saves, however he was defenceless when Dach roofed his shootout try. Nikita Gusev and Jesper Boqvist scored for New Jersey within the shootout, whereas Kyle Palmieri and Corridor have been stopped along with Hughes.

New Jersey Devils Left Wing Taylor Corridor (Picture by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photos)

Hughes, the highest decide on this yr’s draft, returned to the lineup after lacking three video games with a decrease physique damage. Nico Hischier, the No. 1 general decide in 2017, missed the sport with an sickness.

The groups have been tied at 1 after the primary two intervals with each getting power-play targets.

Corridor opened the scoring at 13:31 of the primary with the Devils on their third energy play. He took a go from Sami Vatanen on the prime of the fitting circle and rifled a shot previous a screened Crawford for his fifth aim.

DeBrincat tied it at 9:35 of the second with the Blackhawks their first energy play. Blackwood stopped a shot from low in the fitting circle by Kane, however the rebound got here out the opposite facet of the crease and DeBrincat backhanded his seventh of the season into an empty web.

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat (Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Each goaltenders had some excellent saves. Blackwood stopped breakaways by Brandon Saad within the first and second intervals, whereas Crawford got here up huge on a breakaway by Miles Wooden late within the second.

NOTES

DeBrincat has targets in two straight after going 12 with out one. … Devils F Wayne Simmonds and Blackhawks D Dennis Gilbert entertained the gang with good battle within the first interval. … Groups play once more on Dec. 23 in Chicago. … Blackhawks put D Duncan Keith and F Andrew Shaw on injured reserve Friday. Their spots on the roster weren’t instantly fill. … Chicago D Olli Maatta missed his second straight sport with an sickness.

UP NEXT

Blackhawks: Host Arizona Sunday earlier than heading again on street for 3 video games.

Devils: At Nashville to begin four-game street journey.

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Tom Canavan, The Related Press

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