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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Flames, 2-1

Dominik Kubalik scores lone goal in loss to Calgary

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks struck first, but couldn't overcome a pair of goals from Calgary's Elias Lindholm in his 500th game, falling to the Flames 2-1 on Tuesday night. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Dominik Kubalik opened up a three-game point streak (2G, 3A) with a first-period goal, matching a career high for the rookie (2G, 1A from Dec. 8-12). He has 10 points (5G, 5A) in his last nine games overall. 

UP NEXT: Chicago hosts the Nashville Predators at the United Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (TICKETS).


GAME RECAP

The Blackhawks got on the board in the final minutes of the opening frame as Dominik Kubalik tipped home an Adam Boqvist shot from the point with his skate blade to take a 1-0 lead into the room after 20 minutes. Patrick Kane set up Boqvist at the point for the 993rd point of his career. 

Video: CGY@CHI: Kubalik deflects Boqvist's shot for goal

Calgary answered back in the opening minute of the second period, as Elias Lindholm put a Matthew Tkachuk feed home at the 14-second mark to pull the Flames even, 1-1.

The visitors took a 2-1 lead late in the middle frame as found Tkachuk found Lindholm again for his second of the night, putting a rolling-puck snap shot past Crawford at 16:01. 

The Blackhawks pushed late with an empty net, but fell to the Flames 2-1. 

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