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Blackhawks rally, hand Red Wings eighth loss in nine games

Boqvist breaks tie in third period, Crawford wins first start since Dec. 23 for Chicago

by Brandon Cain / Independent Correspondent

Boqvist fires go-ahead strike

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

Adam Boqvist unleashes a wicked shot that gets just under the arm of Jimmy Howard, giving the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead midway through the 3rd

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CHICAGO -- Adam Boqvist broke a tie in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks scored four straight goals for a 4-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at United Center on Sunday.

Boqvist gave Chicago a 3-2 lead at 8:47 when he skated around Darren Helm at the blue line and scored on a wrist shot from the slot.

"I think [when] you're so into the game, you don't think out there," Boqvist said. "I just go with the flow and it ended up in the net."


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Dominik Kubalik scored into an empty net with 20 seconds remaining for the 4-2 final.

Corey Crawford, getting his first start since Dec. 23 when he allowed four goals on 20 shots in a 7-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils, made 19 saves for the Blackhawks (19-18-6), who have won six of eight.

"I didn't really feel that great at the start," Crawford said. "[I] got in between on plays sometimes. Just little details come easier when you're playing. Just trying to get better as I go here."

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

Filip Zadina and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit (10-30-3), which has lost eight of its past nine games. Jimmy Howard made 23 saves in his sixth straight loss.

"[When] you get yourself a 2-0 lead [you've] got to play smart hockey," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "We've got to grow as a group that way. We won't be better until we understand that we've got to stop beating ourselves. That's the first step we have to take at some point here in order to be better."

Zadina scored from the right circle on the power play to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead at 3:21 of the first period. Detroit was 0-for-14 on the power play in its past five games.

Glendening made it 2-0 at 16:53 when he redirected Patrik Nemeth's shot from the blue line.

"As you can see, that first period, we were doing lots of good stuff, but then I don't know what happened," Zadina said. "The game changed a little bit."

Dylan Strome cut it to 2-1 on a wrist shot from the right circle at 15:07 of the second period.

Dylan Sikura tied it 2-2 45 seconds later with his first NHL goal in his 44th NHL game.

"I waited a long time for that," Sikura said. "As much as I tried to not let it affect me, obviously at the end of the day it's going to and it's going hurt your confidence a little. It's nice to get that weight off my back and hopefully get a couple more."

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


They said it

"We just started turning the puck over, too careless with the puck. They didn't score on all their opportunities, but they have great players on that team and they're going to find a way eventually. It caught up to us." -- Red Wings forward Luke Glendening

"We answered the bell. We needed the points and we were in a hole and on other nights the hole became 3-0 or 4-0 or we score one and they score right back. That's a sign of resilience and a sign of patience, and we can take that with us." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton


Need to know

Detroit defenseman Trevor Daley left the game at 8:47 of the third period after he was struck in the right ankle by Duncan Keith's shot from the point. Blashill did not have an update. … Chicago defenseman Olli Maatta played in his 400th NHL game. … Kubalik has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past five games. … Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past three games and 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in his past 11.


What's next

Red Wings: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-D, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: Host the Calgary Flames on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, SNW, NHL.TV)

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