Fasts late goal lifts Hurricanes past Blackhawks


CHICAGO — Jesper Fast scored the tiebreaking goal with 29 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Thursday.

Fast scored on a rebound in the slot after Blackhawks goalie Kevin Lankinen stretched out with his left pad to kick out Vincent Trocheck‘s initial shot 

Warren Foegele scored twice, and James Reimer made 22 saves for the Hurricanes (24-8-3), who split the two-game set following a 2-1 loss here Tuesday and have won four of their past five.

Wyatt Kalynuk had an assist for his first NHL point, and Lankinen made 27 saves for the Blackhawks (17-16-5), who have lost three of their past four games.

Trocheck beat Lankinen over his shoulder with a wrist shot off the crossbar to give Carolina a 1-0 lead at 9:48 of the first period.

Foegele, who was celebrating his 25th birthday, made it 2-0 at 2:22 of the second period when his centering pass from below the goal line redirected in off Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith.

Remier made a save with his right skate on Kirby Dach‘s backhand shot in front of the net at 5:18, but Dominik Kubalik was able to cut it to 2-1 at 15:21 when he received a stretch pass from Kalynuk and scored with a backhand that deflected in off Carolina defenseman Jaccob Slavin‘s stick.

Brandon Hagel tied it 2-2 at 5:46 of the third period. Dach’s shot from the slot redirected off Carolina defensemen Jake Bean and Brett Pesce before hitting Hagel’s right skate and going in.

Foegele scored with a backhand shot between his legs to make it 3-2 at 6:54.

Dylan Strome tied it 3-3 at 10:24 when he tipped Connor Murphy‘s shot from the left point.

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