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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Red Wings in First of Back-to-Back, 5-3

Chicago drops opening game of season's first home back-to-back to Detroit on Saturday night

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

The Blackhawks saw their two-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday night with a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center, the first loss against the Original Six rival this season. 

Alex DeBrincat, Mattias Janmark and Dominik Kubalik scored the goals for Chicago in the loss. Malcolm Subban made 27 stops in his second regularion defeat of the year. 


STAT OF THE NIGHT: DeBrincat scored his 10th of the season on Saturday night in his 18th game of the season, the fastest he's reached double-digits in scoring to start a year (23, 2017-18).

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks and Red Wings meet again on Sunday evening at the United Center with puck drop set for 6 p.m. (NBCSN)


CHI: 0, DET: 1
1st - 10:27 - Bobby Ryan (Robby Fabbri, Danny DeKeyser)

Detroit opened the scoring just past the midway point of the first off a rush. Robby Fabbri brought the puck in along the wall with speed, took it into the corner and fed a pass back into the slot for a wide open Bobby Ryan and a 1-0 lead.

CHI: 1, DET: 1
2nd - 13:53 - Alex DeBrincat (Calvin de Haan, Adam Boqvist)

Fresh off the bench, Calvin de Haan sprung Alex DeBrincat in on a breakaway with a stretch pass from his own end. The winger quickly walked into the offensive zone and ripped a wrister past Jonathan Bernier to tie things up, 1-1.

Video: DET@CHI: DeBrincat scores on breakaway to make it 1-1

CHI: 1, DET: 2
2nd - 14:09 - Darren Helm (Luke Glendening, Adam Erne)

The deadlock lasted just 16 seconds as Darren Helm quickly but the visitors back in front with his first of the season. Luke Glendening won a puck battle behind the Blackhawks net off a dump in and fed Helm out front with a backhand pass. The veteran wasted no time putting a point-blank shot into the net for a 2-1 advantage.

CHI: 1, DET: 3
2nd - 18:27 - Christian Djoos (Robby Fabbri, Filip Zadina) - PPG

Detroit doubled their lead just before the second intermission as Robby Fabbri, from the corner, found Christian Djoos in the high slot on the man advantage. The defenseman walked into the high slot and put a wrister past the glove of Malcolm Subban through traffic for a 3-1 lead.

CHI: 1, DET: 4
3rd - 2:33 - Evgeny Svechnikov (Frans Nielsen, Valteri Filppula)

The Red Wings scored again shortly after the break off a broken up pass in the neutral zone sprung the rush the other way for Detroit. Frans Nielsen sprung Evgeny Svechnikov on a short breakaway, with Malcolm Subban denying the initial chance on the solo attempt. The rebound went into the corner where Nielsen retrieved, though, and quickly found Svechnikov in front where the winger made good on his second chance.

CHI: 2, DET: 4
3rd - 4:43 - Mattias Janmark (Carl Soderberg, Adam Boqvist)

It was Chicago's turn to answer back after a goal against just over two minutes later. Off a rush, Adam Boqvist brought the puck across the offensive blue line and found Carl Soderberg in the high slot with a pass. The veteran sent a puck towards goal that a streaking Mattias Janmark redirected home for his seventh of the season.

Video: DET@CHI: Janmark scores in 3rd period

CHI: 2, DET: 5
3rd - 8:15 - Frans Nielsen (Evgeny Svechnikov, Valteri Filppula)

The goalscorer and setup man on Detroit's fourth goal swapped roles as the Red Wings regained their three-goal lead once again. Evgeny Svechnikov drove the zone and returned the favor to Frans Nielsen, setting the center up in the slot for a quick shot and goal.

CHI: 3, DET: 5
3rd - 19:48 - Dominik Kubalik (Brandon Hagel, David Kampf)

The Blackhawks pulled one back in the dying seconds as Dominik Kubalik potted a rebound off the end board past Jonathan Bernier in goal, cutting the final score to 5-3 with his seventh of the year. 

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