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Blackhawks defeat Devils in overtime

Artem Anisimov scores with 3:45 left to complete late rally

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Artem Anisimov scored with 3:45 left in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Friday.

Artemi Panarin made the play happen when he skated around Taylor Hall in the right circle and took a shot before Anisimov converted the rebound from the high slot. Hall was caught on the ice for the entire 1:15 of 3-on-3 overtime.

The Devils outshot the Blackhawks 32-29.

Chicago forward Marian Hossa made it 2-2 with 2:11 left in the third period when he scored a power-play goal with goaltender Corey Crawford pulled for an extra attacker. The decision by Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville to pull Crawford seven seconds before Hossa was given his opportunity proved timely.

"We got better and better as the game went along and we're seeing better signs of improvements in the areas we want to focus on," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said.

Video: CHI@NJD: Anisimov snipes the game-winning goal in OT

Devils defenseman John Moore scored his first goal of the season 4:06 into the third to give New Jersey a 2-1 lead.

Panarin had a goal and an assist and Corey Crawford made a season-high 30 saves for the Blackhawks (4-3-1). PA Parenteau scored and Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves for the Devils (3-2-2). Hall has at least a point in four of the past five games.

Panarin tied it 1-1 when he scored a power-play goal off a slap shot from the left faceoff dot 6:38 into the second period. Anisimov provided a perfect screen in front of Kinkaid, who was making his season debut for the Devils.

With the game tied 1-1, Kinkaid made a big left-pad save against Patrick Kane off a 2-on-1 with Anisimov with 2:03 remaining in the second.

Crawford made 16 saves in the second.

"He was instrumental in us getting the win; call that a goalie win," Quenneville said of Crawford.

Parenteau gave the Devils a 1-0 lead when he scored a power-play goal off a rebound from the high slot 15:32 into the first period.

Video: CHI@NJD: Panarin nets PPG top shelf to even the score

 

Goal of the game

Moore's goal came off a rush by Hall early in the third period. After taking a feed from Travis Zajac at the Devils blue line, Hall skated down the left wing, cut to the right circle and backhanded a pass into the slot that deflected off the stick of Kyle Palmieri to Moore at the left post.

Video: CHI@NJD: Moore taps in loose puck to break the tie

 

Save of the game

The Devils were on the power play when Crawford made a glove save 3:27 into the second off a 30-foot wrist shot from the left circle by Hall. Panarin tied the game for Chicago 3:21 later.

 

Highlight of the game

With 10:09 remaining in the first period, Panarin took a wrist shot from 25 feet in the left circle that hit the right goal post, then the crossbar and finally the right skate of Kinkaid while he was in the butterfly but never crossed the goal line.

 

Unsung moment of the game

The Devils had great puck control and persistence on Parenteau's power-play goal. While defenseman Yohann Auvitu skated to the bench to replace his broken stick with 4:59 left, Parenteau, Devante Smith-Pelly and Michael Cammalleri did a nice job of keeping play alive in the Blackhawks end. Auvitu returned and took a point shot that led to Parenteau's goal on the rebound.

Video: CHI@NJD: Parenteau pots PPG off a rebound

 

They said it

"Last year [Anisimov] probably didn't get enough credit for what he did for our team and that line (with Kane and Panarin). Kane won the MVP and Panarin won rookie of the year, so Anisimov did some really good things. His net-front presence has been good. Areas he can get better at were on faceoffs and he was good (against the Devils, winning 8-of-16 draws). He ends up with the puck a lot and knows where the front of the net is, can use his wings well, and gives us a good one-two punch in the middle." -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville

 

"The first key to winning is to not beat yourself, and I think if you look at the game, we broke that rule. We gave ourselves a chance to get one point based on our heart and compete. To get two points you have to play hard and smart and we failed in the smart category at key times." -- Devils coach John Hynes

 

Video: CHI@NJD: Hossa levels the score with late PPG

 

Need to know

Toews, who has not scored a goal this season, was reunited with Kane on the top line. Toews had one assist, two shots, and won 17-of-26 faceoffs. … The Devils honored 9-year-old Santino Anastasia, who is currently being treated for leukemia, with a one-day contract on Friday. Joined by his 6-year-old brother Giancarlo, his mother Michele, and father Arthur, the Kinnelon, N.J., native also dropped the ceremonial puck before the game. … Devils goalie Cory Schneider will start against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

 

What's next

Blackhawks: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-CH, FS-W, NHL.TV)

Devils: Host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, SUN, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Anisimov sinks the OT game-winner, Blackhawks win 3-2

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