Blackhawks defeat Predators in OT in King debut as coach


CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks won the debut of Derek King as coach, 2-1 in overtime against the Nashville Predators at United Center on Sunday.

Alex DeBrincat scored at 37 seconds off a pass from Patrick Kane on a 2-on-1 to give Chicago its second win of the season.

King replaced Jeremy Colliton as coach Saturday. Colliton was fired after going 87-92-26 in four seasons as Blackhawks coach.

Brandon Hagel scored for Chicago (2-9-1), and Kevin Lankinen made 20 saves.

Alexandre Carrier scored for Nashville (6-5-1), and Juuse Saros made 30 saves.

Hagel put the Blackhawks ahead 1-0 7:15 into the second period, scoring from the right side of the net after a Seth Jones shot caromed off the end boards.

Carrier scored unassisted at 9:05 of the second to tie it 1-1. He skated along the goal line and backhanded his first goal of the season.

Saros was tested after Nashville defenseman Roman Josi was penalized for tripping at 5:55 of the third period, making saves against Kane and DeBrincat early in the Chicago power play and later on close-range shots by Kirby Dach and Dominik Kubalik.

Kane became the fourth United States-born player to reach 1,100 NHL points, joining Mike Modano (1,374), Phil Housley (1,232) and Jeremy Roenick (1,216), and the third Blackhawks player, joining Stan Mikita (1,467) and Bobby Hull (1,153).

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