The Hawks’ sixth consecutive win against Arizona also snapped a three-game losing streak for Chicago, who played the second game of a six-game road trip. Chicago remains in second place in the Central Division, four points back of the Minnesota Wild, who have three games in hand.
Marian Hossa and Ryan Hartman also scored for Chicago while Duncan Keith tallied two assists. Corey Crawford stopped 24 of 27 shots for his 19th win of the season. It was also Crawford’s 201st career win, tying him with Ed Belfour for third-most in franchise history.
Arizona’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Christian Dvorak and Brendan Perlini scored for the Coyotes. Mike Smith made 26 saves in the loss. He’s 3-7-1 and has allowed 40 goals, including seven games with four-plus goals, against Chicago since the 2012 playoff series.
As Kane goes so does the Hawks’ power play. And he wasted little time, scoring 15 seconds into the man advantage with a snipe from the right circle off the crossbar to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead at 8:44. It was Kane’s 267th career goal to tie him with Jeremy Roenick for seventh all-time on the franchise’s goal scoring list.
Hartman kept things going 72 seconds later with his 11th goal of the season. Keith faked a shot at the blue line before sending a feed to Hartman, who rocketed a shot right down the middle for a 2-0 lead.
Keith recorded a primary assist on both goals, and Andrew Desjardins had the secondary assist on Hartman’s goal for his first point of the season.
Hossa tallied the Hawks’ second goal on the man advantage in the period at 14:15. The Hawks took the puck end to end, starting with Brent Seabrook carrying the puck from the defensive end to Artemi Panarin before finding Hossa for his 19th goal this season.
The second period wasn’t kind to the Hawks, who committed five penalties in the period. The Coyotes capitalized by scoring three goals, the first one on a 5-on-3 power play from Ekman-Larsson.
The Hawks lone tally of the period came from Panarin, who scored on a one-timer from the top of the left circle off a feed from Artem Anisimov at 5:24 that gave the Hawks a 4-1 lead at the time. Panarin’s 18th goal of the season also snapped a nine-game goal drought.
Dvorak, a Palos Township, Illinois native and Chicago Mission alum, had a hand in the other two Coyote goals. Dvorak tipped in a shot from Shane Doan at 12:44 and assisted on Perlini’s tally that deflected off Seabrook at 15:51.
The period was a complete reversal of possession for Chicago, who posted a 66.67 Corsi-For in the first period compared to Arizona’s 33.33 percent. In the second, Arizona outshot the Hawks 14-6 and posted a 64.29 percent Corsi-For to Chicago’s 35.71 percent.
The Hawks reversed their third-period woes. Entering the game, the Hawks had allowed nine third-period games in the last three games but Crawford was able to hold the Coyotes scoreless to seal the win.
With about 2 minutes left the Coyotes had their best chance to level the scoring. Doan got free on a breakaway, but Trevor van Riemsdyk made a sliding save to break up the scoring chance and make up for a bad turnover earlier in the period.
SCH 3 Stars
1. Panarin (CHI): 1 goal, 1 assist
2. Kane (CHI): 1 PPG, 1 assist
3. Dvorak (ARI): 1 goal, 1 assist
The Hawks head to the Lone Star State on Saturday to face the Dallas Stars, who lost 4-3 to the Winnipeg Jets on home-ice Thursday.