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RECAP: Blackhawks Beat Bruins in Overtime, 4-3

Full coverage from Chicago's 4-3 overtime victory against Boston

by Monterey Pepper / Blackhawks.com

A great overtime effort from Jonathan Toews secured a win on the first game of the Blackhawks back-to-back road trip on the East Coast Thursday night.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jonathan Toews netted the overtime winner to break the Bruins eight-game win streak. The GWG is Toews' 14th career regular-season overtime goal, which becomes the franchise record. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Erik Gustafsson and Calvin de Haan both recorded their 100th NHL point. Gustafsson's came with an asisst on Dylan Strome's goal and de Haan's from an assist on DeBrincat's.  

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks head to New Jersey to face the Devils in the second of a two-game Eastern Conference road trip.

 

GAME RECAP

After 18 minutes of strong back-and-forth play, a pair of penalties drew the first two goals of the night both scored by Chicago. 

Ryan Carpenter netted his first goal as a Blackhawk at 18:14 of the first period shortly after Blackhawks winger Anton Wedin got whistled for tripping against Charlie Coyle. Carpenter broke up a a passing attempt in the defensive zone, carried the puck down the ice, passed it across the high slot and buried the rebound off of a shot by Connor Murphy. The shorthanded goal put Chicago up 1-0. 

Video: CHI@BOS: Carpenter banks in rebound for SHG

Strome made his return and found twine with a power-play goal at 18:51 of the first period. Gustafsson fired a wrister from the blue line and Strome deflected the puck past Tuukka Rask to double the Blackhawks lead, 2-0. 

Video: CHI@BOS: Strome nets redirection for a PPG

Alex DeBrincat scored 17 seconds into the third period to break his goal drought and give the Blackhawks a 3-0 lead. DeBrincat picked up a pass from Strome in the neutral zone and ripped a shot up past Rask's shoulder from the circle and into the back of the net. 

Video: CHI@BOS: DeBrincat fires puck off both posts and in
Boston's Joakim Nordstrom made it 3-1 after capitalizing on a loose rebound to give the Bruins their first goal of the night at 1:49 of the third period. 

Chris Wagner scored a shorthanded goal at 15:01 of the third period after Gustafsson lost an edge in the defensive zone creating a 2-on-0 scoring chance that put the Bruins within a goal at 3-2.

Boston tied it up at 17:27 of the third period when Torey Krug found the back of the net to make it 3-3. 

The Blackhawks secured the 4-3 win 54 seconds into overtime when Toews got the puck on a breakaway going from forehand to backhand to slip the puck through the legs of Rask .

Video: CHI@BOS: Toews slips in backhand shot for OT winner

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