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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Jets in OT, 3-2

Chicago earns first point of season in OT loss at the United Center

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks earned their first point of the season, but fell in overtime to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night, 3-2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Brandon Saad scored his first goal since March 11 with a shorthanded tally in the first period, the fifth shorthanded goal of his career

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Chicago's 36 hits in the game tied the team's highest total since the start of the 2015-16 season (36 vs. WPG - 12/6/15)

NEXT UP: The Blackhawks host the Edmonton Oilers on Monday at 7:30 p.m. (TICKETS)

Video: Blackhawks fall to Jets in OT


GAME RECAP

A Zack Smith tripping minor put the Blackhawks down a man just minutes into the game, but Ryan Carpenter found Saad driving the back post on an odd-man rush to give Chicago a 1-0 lead on the first shorthanded goal of the year at 4:02 of the opening frame. 

Video: WPG@CHI: Saad capitalizes on great feed for SHG

Special teams would strike again in the first, this time on the power play as Brent Seabrook ripped a slap shot past Connor Hellebuyck at 12:37. Duncan Keith and Dominik Kubalik each assisted as teh Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead. 

Video: WPG@CHI: Seabrook hammers loose puck for PPG

Winnipeg pulled one back in the second on a man-advantage of their own, as Nikolaj Ehlers put a one-timer past Robin Lehner from the same spot that Seabrook struck from in the first. 

The Jets evened the game in the third as Andrew Copp found the back of the net backdoor at 11:44 to make it a 2-2 game. 

In overtime, Mark Scheifele scored the game winner on a one-timer from the top of the near circle 47 seconds into the extra frame to seal the 3-2 overtime win for Winnipeg. 

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