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RECAP: Hurricanes 4, Blackhawks 3

The Blackhawks battled back from down 4-0 to make it 4-3 in the third, but couldn't draw even with the Carolina Hurricanes

by Chris Wescott / chicagoblackhawks.com

RAPID REACTION: Jeremy Colliton's first game behind the bench as the Blackhawks head coach was a wild one. Chicago found itself down 4-0 to the Hurricanes and in desperate need of a spark. They came alive and scored three-straight goals, but couldn't net the equalizer.

Video: CHI Recap: Blackhawks lose Colliton's coaching debut

Andrei Svechnikov buried his fourth goal of the season from out in front at 4:46 of the first period to give Carolina the 1-0 lead. Then Jacob Slavin's power-play tally increased the Hurricanes lead to 2-0, while Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan made it 4-0 for the visitors.

Patrick Kane scored the first goal in the Colliton era, swiping home a rolling puck in the crease at 4:34 of the second period. The score made it a 4-1 hockey game.

David Kampf cut the Canes lead back down to two with his second goal of the season at 10:53 of the middle frame.

Nick Schmaltz fired in the goal that made it a 4-3 game at 3:33 of the third period.

The Blackhawks pulled Corey Crawford late and played some good hockey in the offensive zone but it just wasn't their night for a comeback.

KANE NETS ANOTHER: Patrick Kane had a blazing start to the 2018-19 season. After dealing with illness and poor team performance on last week's road trip, Kane was finally back to his scoring ways on Thursday night. His second-period tally was his 12th goal of the season. Kane also recorded an assist on Schmaltz's goal.

Video: Call of the Game: Schmaltz's Snipe

SCHMALTZ SNIPE: Schmaltz's second goal of the season was a snipe from the top of the circle that beat Scott Darling. It was the forward's first goal since Oct. 21, against Tampa Bay.

KRUGER HURT: Marcus Kruger suffered a left leg injury in the second period and did not return to the game in the third.

TALKING POINTS: 

"I've seen DeBrincat do it all the time, just a little toe pull and shot. The goalie loses it or whatever and you get a lucky bounce through an arm. Never a bad play." - Nick Schmaltz on his goal

"I don't think he threw that much at us. It's little things, but when you start overthinking those little things, they turn into big things. We've got to look over some film and make little adjustments. If we're competing hard and playing the right way, we'll be fine. - Schmaltz on playing first game under Colliton

WHAT'S NEXT: The Blackhawks hit the road to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at 12 p.m. CT. The game can be seen on NBCSCH or heard on WGN 720. The team concludes their two-game trip in Carolina against these same Hurricanes on Monday, Nov. 12. 

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