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Panarin scores twice, Blackhawks top Red Wings

Rookie forward ends three-game streak without a point

by Paul Harris / NHL.com Correspondent

Panarin's power-play goal

CHI@DET: Kane sets up Panarin during five-on-three

3/2/16: Patrick Kane feeds Artemi Panarin for a one-timer past Petr Mrazek during the Blackhawks' five-on-three power play in the 2nd period

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DETROIT -- Artemi Panarin scored twice to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday.

Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane each had a goal and two assists and Andrew Ladd scored for Chicago (40-20-5). Corey Crawford made 31 saves.

"I think we had a good game across the board," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. " … I thought our team game with the puck was good."

Brad Richards and Gustav Nyquist scored for Detroit (32-21-11). Petr Mrazek made 28 saves.

"I liked our chances. I thought Crawford was very good," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "That's what he does for them, I think. He consistently does that. He makes big saves at big moments, that's why he is who he is. He's a big piece of their team, similar to what we've gotten a lot this year as well. We know that's going to happen, we've got to keep plugging."

Video: CHI@DET: Kane extends Blackhawks' lead with PPG

Seabrook gave Chicago a 1-0 lead 2:23 into the game. He beat Mrazek with a shot from the top of the right circle. It was Seabrook's career-high 13th goal.

"You had D-men jumping up in the play and there was a nice drop pass," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said.

Mrazek said he should have stopped the shot.

"Yeah, the puck dropped in front of me, so it went through my glove" Mrazek said. "That is probably the one that I would want back."

The Blackhawks scored two power-play goals in a span of 1:26 late in the second period to make it 3-0.

Video: CHI@DET: Panarin knocks in second goal of the game

Panarin put a cross-crease pass from Kane into the open side of the net, from the bottom of the left circle, with 5:26 left in the second for a 5-on-3 power-play goal to make it 2-0.

"When you have a team two men down, you want to capitalize on it if you can," Seabrook said.

Detroit's penalty kill had the opportunity to shift the momentum, but instead the Blackhawks successfully executed a tic-tac-toe play.

"That 5-on-3 may have been the turning point of the game. It put us in a good spot," Crawford said.

Kane scored his 37th goal of the season, a new career-high, when be put a wrist shot past Mrazek from inside of the left circle off the rush with four minutes left in the second to make it 3-0.

Video: CHI@DET: Nyquist lasers in goal after a faceoff

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg was called for tripping with 6:38 left in the period and defenseman Niklas Kronwall went off for hooking 47 seconds later to give Chicago the two-man advantage.

"In the second we worked ourselves into the game, had something going there," said Zetterberg, who played his 900th NHL game. "And then unfortunately, I take a bad penalty and all of a sudden we're down two guys and they score two quick ones. And it's tough to come back three goals against this team but I thought we battled hard all the way until the end."

Richards spoiled Crawford's shutout bid with a power-play goal with 9:49 left in the third period. Richards scored on a slap shot from the point for his eighth goal of the season.

Video: CHI@DET: Ladd pushes Blackhawks' lead to three

Ladd made it 4-1 with 5:57 left. It was Ladd's 18th goal of the season. Panarin scored his second of the game, his 24th of the season, 35 seconds later.

Nyquist scored his 16th goal of the season with 2:09 remaining.

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff made his debut with the Blackhawks after being acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Rod Scuderi.

Video: Kane and Panarin lead Blackhawks past Red Wings

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