Kane scores 400th goal as Blackhawks beat Red Wings 7-2
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 28: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his 400th career goal in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on February 28, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Kane scored his 400th career goal, Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 44 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks closed out a successful February with a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Bouncing back nicely from a 5-3 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night, the Blackhawks closed out a 9-3-1 February with their third win in four games. The Red Wings played without captain Dylan Larkin for the second straight game because of an upper-body injury. The Red Wings, who put 21 shots on net in the first, got one back when Gagner redirected Jon Merrill's shot past Lankinen with 2:09 to go.
Blackhawks top Red Wings 7-2 with third-period outburst
The Detroit Red Wings have seen plenty Kevin Lankinen this season, and they still haven’t solved him. The Red Wings (7-14-3), already missing Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi with injuries, played without Robby Fabbri, who was hurt in Saturday’s game. Trailing 2-1, the Red Wings came out strong in the third period and had a couple of opportunities to tie it before Pius Suter scored at 1:32. The Red Wings put good pressure on Lankinen in the first period, outshooting the Blackhawks 21-12. His shot deflected off the stick of Christian Djoos, hit Biega in the side of the face and then went off Greiss’ stick and into the net.mlive.com
Makar, Hutchinson help Avalanche force Game 7 against Stars
EDMONTON, AB The biggest boost for the Colorado Avalanche in must-win game after must-win game comes from an unlikely source their third-string goaltender. Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in their second-round playoff series. He deserves all the credit.Rookie defenseman Cale Makar scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, while Nikita Zadorov and Mikko Rantanen also added goals. Nathan MacKinnon scored an empty-netter for the Avalanche, who staved off elimination for a second straight game to tie the series at three wins apiece. We never thought it was going to be a sweep or an easy series, Stars forward Tyler Seguin said.