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Patrick Kane’s OT goal lifts Blackhawks to 3-2 win over Ducks

Adam Boqvist scored his first career NHL goal in the win.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

In overtime, the Blackhawks turned to their two most veterans players, and they delivered.

Jonathan Toews found a streaking Patrick Kane in the extra period, and Kane one-timed Toews’ pass into the net to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 road win over the Ducks.

While it was the older players finishing the game, Chicago’s newest addition opened the scoring when Adam Boqvist sniped a wrister past Anaheim goalie Ryan Miller for the first goal of Boqvist’s career and an early 1-0 Blackhawks lead.

With just under five minutes remaining in the first period, the Blackhawks had a two-man advantage and, after a few missed chances, Kane found Alex DeBrincat with a cross-crease pass, and DeBrincat banked the puck in off Miller’s back to double Chicago’s lead.

Anaheim reduced that lead back to one when Sam Steel deflected a point shot from Erik Gudbrandson to make it a 2-1 score near the middle of the second period.

Then, in the third, a pair of Toews’ penalties nullified one Chicago power play and then gave Anaheim a full two-minute advantage. The Ducks cashed in, with Nick Ritchie capping a neat Ducks passing play to tie the game with 13:43 remaining in the third period.

Chicago hit the post once and goaltender Robin Lehner made several key saves in his 100th career NHL win to keep the score tied 2-2, sending the game into overtime. Just 24 seconds into that 3-on-3 session, Toews and Kane combined to give the Blackhawks their first road win of the season.

Game Charts

Puck possession game flow (5-on-5)
Natural Stat Trick
Shot heat map (All situations)
Natural Stat Trick

Three Stars

  1. Patrick Kane (CHI) — GWG, assist
  2. Jonathan Toews (CHI) — 2 assists
  3. Robin Lehner (CHI) — 36 saves

What’s next?

The Blackhawks conclude their west coast trip at 9 p.m. Tuesday against the Sharks.