For the second time this season, the Blackhawks have swept a two-game slate against the Detroit Red Wings and posted a three-game win streak. A 2-0 win on Wednesday night earned the team the first shutout of the season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
Philipp Kurashev scored his first career game-winning goal and Kevin Lankinen made 29 stops in his first career shutout.
BLACKHAWK OF THE GAME: Lankinen, who four times this season has allowed a single goal, earned his first career shutout on the night.
STAT OF THE NIGHT: Kurashev walked through a trio of Detroit defenders for his fifth goal of the season, the game-winner on the night, trailing teammate Pius Suter by one for the rookie scoring lead.
UP NEXT: Chicago continues their six-game road trip on Friday night in Carolina, opening a back-to-back with the Hurricanes at 6 p.m. (NBCSCH).
CHI: 1, DET: 0
2nd - 12:03 - Philipp Kurashev (Duncan Keith, Kevin Lankinen)
After the first half of the game without a goal for either side, Philipp Kurashev opened the scoring with a statement in the second. On the power play, Kurashev took a pass from Duncan Keith at center ice to start the rush, and the rookie proceeded to split a trio of Detroit defenders to spring himself on a breakaway, sliding a puck between the legs of Jonathan Bernier for the 1-0 lead and a solid Blackhawks Goal of the Year nominee.
Video: CHI@DET: Kurashev goes five-hole on Bernier for PPG
CHI: 2, DET: 0
3rd - 19:02 - Alex DeBrincat (Patrick Kane)
Alex DeBrincat sealed the victory with an empty netter in the final minute back in his hometown.