Kane, Blackhawks end Hurricanes winning streak at five


CHICAGO — Alex DeBrincat scored twice in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks ended the Carolina Hurricanes’ winning streak at five games with a 6-4 victory at United Center on Thursday.

DeBrincat gave the Blackhawks a 5-4 lead at 12:22 when he scored into an open net with his backhand after Pius Suter flubbed a shot in front. He then shot into an empty net with 13 seconds remaining for the 6-4 final.

Patrick Kane had a goal and three assists, and Dominik Kubalik had a goal and two assists for Chicago (4-4-4), which is 4-1-3 in its past eight games. Kevin Lankinen made 30 saves. 

Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho each had a goal and an assist for Carolina (6-2-0), which was coming off a 4-3 shootout win here on Tuesday. James Reimer made 29 saves.

Aho took a drop pass from Dougie Hamilton and scored on a wrist shot from above the right face-off circle to give Carolina a 1-0 lead 1:15 into the game, but Chicago scored three power-play goals to take the lead after the first period.

Kubalik sent a cross-slot pass between Jaccob Slavin‘s legs to Mattias Janmark, who tied it 1-1 at 3:17.

Kubalik then gave Chicago a 2-1 lead at 14:43 with a slap shot from the top of the right circle, and Andrew Shaw made it 3-1 with seven seconds left in the period on a backhand in front off a pass from Kane.

Nino Niederreiter skated to the net and backhanded a bouncing puck into the net 42 seconds into the second period to cut it to 3-2. Svechnikov then scored eight seconds later to tie it 3-3 when he shot into an open net on the rebound of Hamilton’s shot.

Kane made it 4-3 at 2:41 of the third period. His one-handed attempt was initially saved by Reimer, but he was bumped into by Jaccob Slavin and the puck trickled across the goal line as he fell into the net. 

Brock McGinn tied it 4-4 at 5:25.

Hurricanes forward Martin Necas left the game with 54.7 seconds left in the third period after he landed on his head following a hit along the boards by Calvin de Haan.

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