CHICAGO — Patrick Kane prolonged his goal-scoring streak to 6 video games, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Buffalo Sabres Four-1 on Sunday night time for his or her fourth straight victory.
Kirby Dach scored twice because the resurgent Blackhawks improved to 6-1-1 of their final eight video games. Jonathan Toews added his fourth of the season, and Corey Crawford made 33 saves.
Kane received a battle with Buffalo defenceman Marco Scandella for a free puck throughout a third-period energy play, after which beat Carter Hutton on the glove aspect for his team-best 11th objective. The star ahead has eight targets and 9 assists throughout a nine-game level streak.
Jack Eichel scored his fifth objective in two days, however banged-up Buffalo misplaced for the seventh time in eight video games. Eichel had 4 targets within the Sabres’ Four-2 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.
Buffalo Sabres heart Jack Eichel (AP Picture/Nick Wass)
Buffalo performed with out ahead Kyle Okposo, who left the win in opposition to the Senators with a potential head damage. Okposo unintentionally collided with Senators defenceman Ron Hainsey after he received on the ice for a line change.
“It’s the kind of damage that simply wants a bit house,” coach Ralph Krueger mentioned. “We’ll know extra for positive by tomorrow.”
Okposo was sidelined for a part of final season after he was identified together with his third concussion in lower than three years.
Buffalo additionally has misplaced Vladimir Sobotka, Marcus Johansson and Johan Larsson to accidents this month.
The 18-year-old Dach received every of his targets on the backhand aspect. It was the primary profession multigoal sport for the rookie, who was chosen by Chicago with the No. three general decide on this 12 months’s draft.
Kirby Dach, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Prospects Event (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)
Dach’s shot from the left circle within the first went off the stick of a backchecking Eichel and fluttered over Hutton. He made it 2-Zero within the second when he flipped a slick backhand into the online at 12:32 for his fifth objective in 14 video games this season.
F Tage Thompson made his season debut for Buffalo, changing Okposo within the lineup. Thompson was recalled from Rochester of the AHL. … D Henri Jokiharju was again in Chicago after he was traded to Buffalo in July for F Alex Nylander. The 20-year-old Jokiharju was chosen by the Blackhawks within the first spherical of the 2017 draft, however he fell out of favour with the membership after Jeremy Colliton took over as coach final season. “I feel it’s a bit bit how the coach sees you as a participant and as an individual,” Jokiharju mentioned, “so I feel that was one of many points in right here.” … Blackhawks D Brent Seabrook skated in his 1,100th NHL sport.
Sabres: Host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night time.
Blackhawks: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night time.
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