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Kubalik scores twice in Blackhawks debut, but Chicago drops second preseason tilt to Detroit, 5-3

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Dominik Kubalik scored twice in his first game with the Blackhawks, but Chicago dropped its second preseason game on Tuesday night to the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3, at Little Caesars Arena.

The two teams face each other again in preseason action on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the United Center (TICKETS)


It didn't take long for 'The Mutt' to contribute in his first game back as a Blackhawk as Andrew Shaw drew a penalty to give the Blackhawks an early power play just four minutes in, but it was the home team that struck first.

Matt Puempel ripped a slap shot past Robin Lehner from the top of the circle off the rush to put the Red Wings up 1-0 at 10:38 of the first, a lead the home side would hold into the first intermission. 

Philip Holm was sent to the box early in the second for interference, but bounced back and tied the game just 26 seconds after Chicago killed off his minor. Dylan Strome found the defenseman in the high slot from behind the goal line and Holm send a wrister past Jimmy Howard to even the game, 1-1.

Video: CHI@DET: Holm beats Howard with wicked wrister

Matthew Ford put the Red Wings back on top after a bouncing puck in front elluded Robin Lehner and Chris Terry made it 3-1 Detroit shortly after Kevin Lankinen took over the Blackhawks crease.

Dominik Kubalik once again pulled the Hawks within one with a quick backhander to sweep home Carl Dahlstrom's shot from the point at 17:09 of the second. 

Video: CHI@DET: Kubalik cleans up rebound with backhand

It was Kubalik once again to tie the game at 3-3 at 6:40 of the third, blasting a one-timer past Jimmy Howard won the power play. 

Video: CHI@DET: Kubalik buries one-timer for second goal

The Blackhawks seemed destined to head to OT in a 3-3 game until a Michael Rasmussen shot deflected off Carl Dahlstrom in front at 15:23 of the third while the Red Wings were on the power play. Adam Glendenning added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal it, 5-3. 


Blackhawks vs. RED WINGS - Sept. 17
8 Dominik Kubalik
11 Brendan Perlini
12 Alex DeBrincat
15 Zack Smith
17 Dylan Strome
52 Reese Johnson
57 Anton Wedin
58 Mackenzie Entwistle
65 Andrew Shaw
67 Jacob Nilsson
84 Alexandre Fortin
91 Drake Caggiula
5 Connor Murphy
43 Chad Krys
46 Lucas Carlsson
48 Philip Holm
63 Carl Dahlstrom
68 Slater Koekkoek
34 Kevin Lankinen
40 Robin Lehner
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