In its biggest test of the season, the Blackhawks defense stuck to its simplified game plan against the high-powered Capitals offense, while Chicago's offense found its own stride en route to a 4-3 shootout win in Washington.
"Throughout the game we had some ups and downs like any other game, but we stuck with it," Seth Jones said. "We were resilient in the way we wanted to play and it took us to the very end to get a win."
Alex DeBrincat, Dominik Kubalik and Jones all found the scoresheet in a back-and-forth contest that saw three separate leads before a thrilling overtime and eventually a skills competition to decide it. Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves in his sixth win of the season and fifth in his last seven starts.