In a flipped script from a night prior, the Blackhawks overcame a two-goal deficit and took a victory in extra time on Friday night with a 4-3 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the United Center.
Alex DeBrincat scored twice and Dominik Kubalik added his ninth of the season in regulation before Philipp Kurashev scored the only shootout attempt between either side to take the win. Malcolm Subban made 39 stops in regulation and overtime.
STAT OF THE NIGHT: DeBrincat pushed his current point streak to eight games (6G, 6A), one shy of his career best (Jan. 17-Feb. 12, 2019).
UP NEXT: Chicago and Tampa Bay close out their three-game set on Sunday afternoon at the United Center at 1:30 p.m. (NBCSCH)
CHI: 0, TBL: 1
1st - 2:51 - Anthony Cirelli (Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat)
Tampa Bay opened the scoring early in the first as Brayden Point got in behind the Blackhawks defense on a partial breakaway less than three minutes in. Malcolm Subban denied his cross-crease move with the glove, but Point was able to collect his own rebound and find the trailing Anthony Cirelli for the opening score, 1-0.
CHI: 0, TBL: 2
1st - 10:27 - Alex Killorn (Victor Hedman, Ondrej Palat) -- PPG
The Lightning doubled their advantage just past the midpoint of the opening frame. Just 21 seconds into the game's opening man advantage, Alex Killorn tipped home a Victor Hedman wrist shot from the point for a 2-0 lead.
CHI: 1, TBL: 2
1st - 12:57 - Alex DeBrincat (Adam Boqvist, Patrick Kane) -- PPG
Chicago got on the board and snapped a five-game streak for the Lightning without allowing power-play goal just 150 seconds later. Alex DeBrincat took a feed along the half wall from Adam Boqvist, took a step towards goal and put a wrist shot through a Carl Soderberg screen in front to cut the Tampa Bay lead to 2-1. It was the 100th goal of DeBrincat's NHL career.
Video: TBL@CHI: DeBrincat snipes his 100th career NHL goal
CHI: 2, TBL: 2
2nd - 7:18 - Alex DeBrincat (Patrick Kane)
DeBrincat struck again in the second with his second of the night, this time off a one-timer at the bottom of the left circle. Off a rush into the zone, Patrick Kane slowed up and made his way into the high slot as the Lightning setup D-zone coverage, finding the streaking DeBrincat, who started the play, opening up for a feed near the goal line. The winger perfectly placed a low-angle chance on goal past a sprawled Curtis McElhinney.
Video: TBL@CHI: DeBrincat hammers home Kane feed for his 2nd
CHI: 2, TBL: 3
3rd - 3:20 - Ryan McDonagh (Alex Killorn, Tyler Johnson)
Tampa regained the lead early in the third as Ryan McDonagh put a rebound past Malcolm Subban with gusto in the slot. Alex Killorn picked up a loose puck in the high slot, put a shot on goal and the rebound fell right into the path of McDonagh for the 3-2 advantage.
CHI: 3, TBL: 3
3rd - 6:00 - Domink Kubalik (Adam Boqvist, Duncan Keith)
The Blackhawks answered with a rebound of their own a short time later. Adam Boqvist set Duncan Keith up with a one-time feed at the point. Curtis McElhinney turned aside the initial chance, but the rebound fell right to Dominik Kubalik in front, who quickly potted home the 3-3 equalizer.
Video: TBL@CHI: Kubalik scores in 3rd period
CHI: 3, TBL: 3
Alex DeBrincat - Stopped
Patrick Kane - Stopped
Philipp Kurashev - GOAL
Victor Hedman - Stopped
Brayden Point - Stopped
Steven Stamkos - Stopped