Duncan Keith scored the game-winner in overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3, on Tuesday night.
The Blackhawks got out to a quick start in the first period with goals from Brian Campbell and Richard Panik coming 26 seconds apart and seemed ready for an easy night.
That never quite panned out. Chicago grabbed the lead, and failed to hang on, twice against the Red Wings on Tuesday night at the United Center, leading to a contentious third period that ended the way it began — tied.
Detroit took a penalty with time expiring in regulation to set up a power play for the Hawks to start overtime, which turned out to make all the difference. Duncan Keith set himself up in the high slot and blasted a one-timer past Petr Mrazek 38 seconds into the extra frame for the win.
The third line played a key role all night, with Panik, Ryan Hartman, and Tanner Kero combining for five points.
Detroit scored three times in the second period — its third tally coming with 19 seconds remaining in the frame — to kill off any momentum the Hawks gained after taking 2-0 and 3-2 leads. It made for a much tighter third period and stopped Chicago from sitting back.
SCH 3 Stars
1. Richard Panik, Blackhawks (1 goal, 1 assist)
2. Duncan Keith, Blackhawks (Game-winning goal in overtime)
3. Ryan Hartman, Blackhawks (2 assists)
Play of the game
Duncan Keith OT winner pic.twitter.com/e64dQcDdMy— GIF Grand Maester (@myregularface) January 11, 2017
High slot. No one near him. Textbook shot from Keith.
The Hawks get two days off before traveling to Washington, D.C., to face a Capitals team that hasn’t lost since New Year’s Eve.