CHICAGO — Patrick Kane reached 1,000 profession factors when he picked up an help on Brandon Saad’s third-period aim, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night time for his or her season-high fifth straight win.
Kane turned the 90th participant in NHL historical past to succeed in the milestone with 5:46 left. The All-Star winger handed from behind the online to Ryan Carpenter in the best circle. Carpenter then fed a wide-open Saad on the left facet of the online for a simple tap-in earlier than goalie Connor Hellebuyck may slide throughout the crease.
The 31-year-old Kane obtained an prolonged ovation from the group of 21,487 and was mobbed by teammates after extending his level streak to 10 video games. Saad made positive to choose up the puck earlier than becoming a member of the celebration.
Alex Nylander and Erik Gustafsson every had a aim and an help for Chicago, which has climbed again into the Western Convention playoff race with an 11-Four-Zero run. David Kampf additionally scored and rookie Dominik Kubalik added an empty-netter for his 10th aim in his final seven video games.
Alex Nylander, Chicago Blackhawks (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)
Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine scored for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck stopped 28 pictures within the Jets’ fourth loss in 5 video games.
Robin Lehner made 36 saves for the Blackhawks, who killed six Jets energy performs. 4 of the person benefits had been created by minor penalties on Chicago ahead Drake Caggiula.
Chicago led 2-Zero after the primary interval.
Nylander opened the scoring at 2:51. Alone in entrance of the online, Nylander took Gustafsson’s feed from the purpose, faked Hellebuyck to the ice and slid in a backhander from the left facet.
Gustafsson obtained his sixth with 5:49 left on a excessive screened shot from the left level that sailed previous Hellebuyck’s glove and ticked in off the best submit.
Lehner was sharp in blocking 9 pictures because the Blackhawks killed a four-minute Jets energy play early within the second. Caggiula had been whistled for interference and unsportsmanlike conduct.
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Robin Lehner (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Scheifele minimize it to 2-1 with 1:43 left within the second on the Jets’ 27th shot.
Scheifele plowed via site visitors to the online and picked up the puck on the fringe of the crease after Nikolaj Ehlers partially fanned on a shot from contained in the blue line. Lehner stopped Scheifele’s first try, however he tucked in a rebound with a backhander for his 23rd aim.
Kampf elevated Chicago’s result in Three-1 at 9:29 of the third. Rookie Kirby Dach drove to the online and was stopped by Hellebuyck, however Kampf obtained previous defenceman Anthony Bitetto and poked within the rebound.
After Saad’s aim made it Four-1, Laine linked on a point-blank likelihood with 2:09 left.
Kubalik fired into an empty web with 1:34 to go.
Kane, a nine-time All-Star, reached 1,000 factors in 953 regular-season video games. He’s in his 13th season. … Jets F Adam Lowry suffered an upper-body damage after being decked by Caggiula with 16 seconds left within the first interval. … Winnipeg D Carl Dahlstrom (higher physique) missed his second recreation, D Tucker Poolman (decrease physique) sat out his third and D Nathan Beaulieu (decrease physique) missed his ninth. … The Blackhawks re-assigned F Dylan Sikura to Rockford of the AHL.
Jets: At Carolina on Tuesday for the second cease on a three-game journey.
Blackhawks: Host Florida on Tuesday. Panthers coach Joel Quenneville will face his former workforce for the primary time. Quenneville guided the Blackhawks to a few Stanley Cup titles over 10-plus seasons, however was fired in November 2018.
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