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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Maple Leafs, 6-2

Full coverage from Chicago's 6-2 victory over Toronto

by Monterey Pepper / Blackhawks.com

A big multi-point night for three Blackhawks propelled Chicago to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jonathan Toews had a four-point night with two goals and two assists. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Patrick Kane had an assist on Brandon Saad's goal to put him one point away from 1,000. 

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks are back at the United Center for a 6:00 p.m. tilt against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.
 

GAME RECAP

The Blackhawks opened the scoring 21 seconds into the first period after a shot from the blue line by Connor Murphy got redirected wide. Drake Caggiula picked up the puck on the side of the net on the goal line and tapped it over Frederik Andersen's blocker to make it 1-0. 

Video: CHI@TOR: Caggiula banks puck in for early goal

Jonathan Toews made it 2-0 at 5:32 of the first period after the Maple Leafs get called for a delayed penalty. With the extra attacker on the ice, Toews received a pass from Erik Gustafsson in the neutral zone, drove to the net and went five hole to make it 2-0. 

Video: CHI@TOR: Toews rips a wrist shot home to double lead

Chicago extended their lead to 3-0 at 11:02 of the first period with Patrick Kane putting himself within one point of 1,000. Kane picked up the puck after a turnover right outside Toronto's zone and tapped it to Brandon Saad who let a shot off from the circle beating Andersen.

Video: CHI@TOR: Saad scores from tough angle to extend lead

The Maple Leafs got on the board with a power-play goal 25 seconds into the second period when William Nylander received a cross-ice pass from John Tavares and fired a shot from the circle going off the post and in to make it 3-1.

Toews netted his second of the night at 3:19 of the second period after getting the puck from Caggiula behind the net and going five hole on a wrap-around shot to give Chicago a 4-1 lead. 

Video: CHI@TOR: Toews tucks home his second goal of game

Dominik Kubalik notched his 19th goal of the season at 10:57 going short side after receiving a pass from Toews to make it 5-1.

Video: CHI@TOR: Toews, Kubalik connect for sweet goal

Toronto doubled their goal count at 15:17 after a shot from Pierre Engvall ricocheted off the skate of Alexander Kerfoot and into the back of the net making it a 5-2 game.

Dominik Kubalik buried another at 17:42 of the second period after batting a backhanded saucer pass from Toews out of midair and past Andersen to finalize the Blackhawks 6-2 victory. 

Video: CHI@TOR: Kubalik scores in 2nd period

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