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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Bruins in OT, 3-2

Patrick Kane scores OT winner to give Chicago a two-game preseason winning streak

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks returned to preseason action on Saturday night 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Chicago improved to 2-1-1 on the exhibition slate with now a two-game winning streak.

Forwards Dylan Strome, Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane each found the score sheet for the first time this preseason. 

In his first full game as a Blackhawk, Robin Lehner made 39 saves on 41 shots allowing a penalty shot goal and a late shorthanded tally off an odd-man rush. 


GAME RECAP

It didn't take long for the Blackhawks to jump ahead, with Brandon Saad drawing a hooking minor against Ryan Fitzgerald just two minutes in. On the ensuing power play, Dylan Strome cleaned up the rebound off an Alex DeBrincat shot from the faceoff dot to take a 1-0 lead at 3:14 of the first. 

 Video: BOS@CHI: Strome jams rebound home for PPG

The Bruins tied things up early in the second as Ryan Carpenter was called for closing his hand on the puck in the crease off a scramble with Lehner out of position. Boston was awarded a penalty shot, which Fitzgerald scored on beating Lehner low blocker side. 

Just before the end of the middle frame, Saad would answer off a give-and-go with Anton Wedin. The third-line center found Saad streaking through the slot with the return pass from behind the net for the go-ahead at 18:37 of the second. 

Video: BOS@CHI: Saad quickly one-times Wedin's pass home

Boston would level the game again in the third while shorthanded. A Blackhawks pass into the slot with the advantage deflected off the heel of Jonathan Toews and sprung the Bruins on a two-on-one the other way. Oskar Steen found Par Lindolm in the left circle, where he took a quick wrister to beat an outstretched Lehner at 12:49 of the third. 

In overtime, Kane sealed it for Chicago with the game-winner at 3:04 of the extra frame. Jonathan Toews drove the net before finding Connor Murphy at the point, whose shot deflected right to Kane at the side of the goal for the win.

Video: BOS@CHI: Kane pokes shot home for overtime winner


ROSTER

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FORWARDS
8 Dominik Kubalik
12 Alex DeBrincat
15 Zack Smith
17 Dylan Strome
19 Jonathan Toews
20 Brandon Saad
22 Ryan Carpenter
57 Anton Wedin
65 Andrew Shaw
88 Patrick Kane
91 Drake Caggiula
92 Alex Nylander
DEFENSEMEN
2 Duncan Keith
5 Connor Murphy
6 Olli Maatta
7 Brent Seabrook
27 Adam Boqvist
56 Erik Gustafsson
68 Slater Koekkoek
GOALIES
34 Kevin Lankinen
40 Robin Lehner
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