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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Red Wings, 4-2

Chicago scores four unanswered goals to down Detroit on home ice

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks got back into the win column at the United Center in their first home game of 2020 with a 4-2 comeback victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Dylan Sikura scored his first NHL goal to tie the game 2-2 in the second period.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Olli Maatta became the 69th skater drafted since 2010 to play in his 400th NHL game. He, Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad are the only three in the league to have two Stanley Cups to their name. 

UP NEXT: Chicago continues a week-long homestand on Tuesday as Calgary visits the United Center. 


GAME RECAP

The Red Wings got on the board early as Filip Zadina struck on the game's opening power play with a shot from the near-side circle that beat Crawford up high through a screen in front at 3:21 of the first.

Detroit would double its lead heading into the first intermission as Luke Glendening got a deflection on a Patrick Nemeth shot from the point as he was falling to the ice, beating Crawford on the redirection at 16:53 of the opening frame. 

Chicago got on the board at the 15:07 mark of the second period as Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome combined in the offensive zone. Strome picked up a loose puck along the boards and cycled it to DeBrincat in the corner before driving to the slot. DeBrincat found him with the return feed in the slot, where Strome fired a wrister to beat Jimmy Howard and cut the Detroit lead to 2-1.

Video: DET@CHI: Strome fires wrist shot by Howard

Just 45 seconds later, the other Dylan, Sikura, pounced on a juicy rebound from Erik Gustafsson on the weak side and scored his first NHL goal at 15:52 to deadlock the game 2-2.

Video: DET@CHI: Sikura nets first career NHL goal

Midway through the third, Adam Boqvist gave the Blackhawks their first lead of the game, taking a Duncan Keith blue-line pass, walking in from the point and firing a wrister under the arm of Howard for his second of the season and a 3-2 lead at 8:47. 

Video: DET@CHI: Boqvist rips go-ahead goal in 3rd

With the Red Wings net empty, Dominik Kubalik put the game away with his 12th of the season at 19:40 of the third. 

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