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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Lightning, 4-2

Patrick Kane notches 600th career assist in loss to Tampa Bay

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks scored twice while trailing late in the third for the second straight game, but fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2, in the first meeting of the season on Thursday night at the United Center.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Brent Seabrook notched his third goal of the season on the night a bobblehead commemorating his 11th round shootout winner on Dec. 1, 2009 was given to the first 10,000 fans in attendance. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: With an assist on Dylan Strome's third period goal, Patrick Kane notched his 600th career assist and pushed his point streak to 11 games (8G, 12A).

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks travel to Dallas for a Central Division matchup against the Stars on Saturday night.


GAME RECAP

The visitors got on the board first on the power play with a blistering point shot through traffic from Mikhail Sergachev at 16:10 of the first period. 

Seabrook tied the game up from the side of the net at 8:27 of the third. The defenseman walked the puck down the far boards and cut in along the goal line, flipping a quick shot off the back of Curtis McElhinney's mask and in to tie it, 1-1. 

Video: TBL@CHI: Seabrook scores in 3rd period

Just 77 seconds later, the Lightning would re-gain the lead as a Victor Hedman shot from the point was re-directed in front by Anthony Cirelli and past Corey Crawford for a 2-1 lead at 9:44 of the third. 

The Lightning struck again soon after as Ondrej Palat slid a puck past a diving Olli Maatta on a 2-on-1, finding Brayden Point at the back post for the 3-1 lead at 12:23. 

Chicago once again kept things interesting late as Strome knocked home an Andrew Shaw rebound at 17:17 of the third, his fifth of the season, with Crawford on the bench and an extra attacker on. 

Video: TBL@CHI: Strome scores in 3rd period

Tampa Bay put it away with an empty-netter at the 19:00 mark, 4-2. 

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