The Blackhawks got back into the win column in style on Sunday night, netting a season-high seven goals in a 7-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center.
Ryan Carpenter posted his first career two-goal outing in the win, while Nikita Zadorov, Pius Suter, Patrick Kane, Dominik Kubalik and Alex DeBrincat found the scoresheet as well. Kevin Lankinen stopped a career-high 44 shots in the victory.
BLACKHAWK OF THE GAME: Alex DeBrincat registered a goal and three assists and set a season high with a point in his sixth straight game (2G, 6A).
STAT OF THE NIGHT: Patrick Kane became the fourth Blackhawk and 100th NHL player to reach the 400-goal milestone on Sunday night. He is the ninth U.S.-born player to reach the milestone and the fifth fastest American to join the 400 club.
UP NEXT: Chicago enjoys their second three-day break of the season before opening a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the United Center on Thursday night (7 p.m. - NBCSCH).
CHI: 1, DET: 0
1st - 11:41 - Nikita Zadorov (David Kampf)
Chicago opened the scoring off a rush as Nikita Zadorov put home his first as a Blackhawk for a 1-0 lead. David Kampf skated the puck from his own in across the Detroit blue line, pulled up and found the late-trailing Zadorov, where the defenseman walked into the high slot before putting a wrister top shelf on Thomas Greiss.
Video: DET@CHI: Zadorov snaps puck home for opening goal
CHI: 2, DET: 0
1st - 17:13 - Ryan Carpenter (Ian Mitchell, Matthew Highmore)
The Blackhawks doubled the lead off a pair of bounces late in the period. Ian Mitchell attempted a shot from the point that was blocked in the high slot, but falling right to Ryan Carpenter in the high slot in the process. Carpenter put the puck on net quickly and Thomas Greiss made the save with his blocker, but it deflected right off a defenseman in front and into the back of the net.
Video: DET@CHI: Carpenter scores in 1st period
CHI: 2, DET: 1
1st - 17:51 - Sam Gagner (Jon Merrill, Vladislav Namestnikov)
Just like on Saturday night, the Red Wings were able to answer quickly as Sam Gagner netted his fourth of the season 38 seconds after Ryan Carpenter's goal. The centerman tipped home a Jon Merrill wrister from the point to get the visitors on the board and cut Chicago's lead to 2-1.
CHI: 3, DET: 1
3rd - 1:32 - Pius Suter (Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat)
Following a scoreless second, Pius Suter notched his seventh of the season just 92 seconds into the third to give Chicago a 3-1 advantage. Patrick Kane brought the puck into the offensive end left a puck for the trailing Suter at the top of the circle. The rookie rang a shot off the post and in to reclaim the rookie scoring lead.
Video: DET@CHI: Suter snipes puck in off iron to double lead
CHI: 4, DET: 1
3rd - 7:06 - Ryan Carpenter (Alex DeBrincat, Adam Boqvist)
Ryan Carpenter added his second of the night from a similar area, taking a feed from Alex DeBrincat in the high slot and putting another wrister into the back of the goal for his first career two-goal outing.
Video: DET@CHI: Carpenter scores his second on power play
CHI: 5, DET: 1
3rd - 9:10 - Patrick Kane (Alex DeBrincat)
Patrick Kane made history shortly after, becoming the fourth Blackhawk all-time to notch 400 goals with the club. On a 2-on-1 rush with Alex DeBrincat, Kane kept the puck himself, toe dragging around a sprawling defender and putting a shot past Thomas Griess' blocker for his milestone tally.
Video: DET@CHI: Kane snipes home his 400th NHL goal
CHI: 5, DET: 2
3rd - 12:11 - Evgeny Svechnikov (Filip Hronek, Adam Erne)
The Red Wings pulled one back as Evgeny Svechnikov took a feed from Filip Hronek at the top of the circle and put a quick shot past Kevin Lankinen for the visitors' second of the night.
CHI: 6, DET: 2
3rd - 14:14 - Dominik Kubalik (Brandon Hagel)
Dominik Kubalik scored for the second straight night with just over five minutes to play. Brandon Hagel won a puck back along the wall in the offensive zone, made his way to the bottom of the right circle and fed Kubalik a backhand pass for the score to make it 6-2.
Video: DET@CHI: Kubalik scores in 3rd period
CHI: 7, DET: 2
15:23 - Alex DeBrincat (Calvin de Haan, Patrick Kane)
The thrice assist man scored himself to close things out, ripping a wrist shot from the top of the circle off a 3-on-3 rush past Thomas Griess for the final scoreline, 7-2.
Video: DET@CHI: DeBrincat scores in 3rd period