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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Hurricanes, 5-3

Chicago overcomes early two-goal deficit but falls to Carolina on Friday night

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

For the second outing against Carolina this season, Chicago rallied from a multi-goal deficit only to fall at the hands of the Hurricanes, this time 5-3 on Friday night in Raleigh. 

Patrick Kane, Ian Mitchell and Carl Soderberg scored the lone goals on the night for the visitors and Kevin Lankinen stopped 33 of the 37 shots he faced on the night. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: With a goal and two assists, Kane notched his eighth multi-point outing and third three-point night in 19 games this season. 

UP NEXT: Chicago will next face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night in Ohio.


CHI: 0, CAR: 1
1st - Nino Niederreiter (Jaccob Slavin)

The Hurricanes got on the board late in the first off a turnover in the Blackhawks' end. After combining to force the possession change along the boards, Nino Niederreiter sent a pass to Jaccob Slavin at the point. Slaving shifted to his right, opening up space for Niederreiter before sending a return feed back, where the winger put a quick low wrister off a leg in front and past Kevin Lankinen for a 1-0 lead.

CHI: 0, CAR: 2
2nd - 4:03 - Vincent Trocheck (Jake Bean, Nino Niederreiter)

Carolina doubled their advantage early in the second off a give-and-go with Vincent Trocheck and Jake Bean. Trocheck, on the far side of the slot, found Bean at the top of the near circle, where the defenseman worked his way down to the goal line before firing a backhander to Trocheck in the high slot for the quick shot and score for a 2-0 lead.

CHI: 1, CAR: 2
2nd - 16:39 - Patrick Kane (Alex DeBrincat)

Patrick Kane put Chicago on the board with emphasis late in the middle frame. Off a slow-developing 2-on-2 rush, the winger put a spin move on Brett Pesce at the top of the circle and, in one motion, flung a backhander under the arm of James Reimer to cut Carolina's advantage to 2-1.

Video: CHI@CAR: Kane spins and nets superb backhand goal

CHI: 2, CAR: 2
2nd - 19:49 - Ian Mitchell (David Kampf)

In the dying seconds of the period with a delayed penalty upcoming against the Canes, Patrick Kane found David Kampf at the blue line off a neutral-zone regroup. The center pulled up just inside the paint and sent a feed to a late-trailing Ian Mitchell, who moved into the high slot with speed and put a wrister past James Reimer to tie things up, 2-2.

Video: CHI@CAR: Mitchell scores in 2nd period

CHI: 2, CAR: 3
3rd - 2:26 - Martin Necas - PPG

The Hurricanes regained the lead off a fortunate bounce in early in the third. Early into a man advantage, Martin Necas put a shot towards goal that Kevin Lankinen sent skyward with his glove, but the puck arced over him, rang off the crossbar behind him and then off for Cane Calvin de Haan, who was in search of the clear, and into the net.

CHI: 2, CAR: 4
3rd - 15:04 - Nino Niederreiter (Jesper Fast, Martin Necas)

Carolina doubled the lead once again off Nino Niederreiter's second of the game. On another third-period power play, Jesper Fast sent a centering feed between his legs and right into the path of Niederreiter for the redirect on goal from the slot, giving Carolina a 4-2 advantage. 

CHI: 2, CAR: 5
3rd - 16:46 - Jaccob Slavin

Jaccob Slavin added an insurance tally, sending a puck the length of the ice into the empty Blackhawks net for a 5-2 scoreline. 

CHI: 3, CAR: 5
3rd - 19:09 - Carl Soderberg (Patrick Kane, Adam Boqvist)

Carl Soderberg pulled one back late for the Blackhawks on the power play in the final minute, tipping home a Patrick Kane chance to make it 5-3 Carolina late, but it wasn't enough to make a difference on the night. 

Video: CHI@CAR: Soderberg scores PPG in 3rd period

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