Blackhawks shut down Leafs

Chicago, IL ( – Antti Raanta stopped 31 shots for his second
shutout of the season to lead the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-0 win over the
Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

Patrick Kane posted a goal and two assists while David Rundblad, Jonathan
Toews and Kris Versteeg all lit the lamp for the Blackhawks, who have won
three of their last four.

James Reimer allowed all four goals on 34 shots for the Maple Leafs, who have
dropped their past three.

Chicago got the only goal it needed at 15:30 of the first, as Rundblad’s big
slap shot from the left point went through a screen and in for his first of
the season.

The Blackhawks were able to take a 2-0 lead into the second intermission as
Kane skated down the right wing and passed it to the front where Versteeg shot
it in just as time was running out.

After a scoreless second period, Chicago took a 3-0 lead at 9:07 on the power
play as Kane cleaned up a rebound from a Brent Seabrook point shot for his
16th goal of the season.

Toews scored just over two minutes later to account for the final score.

Game Notes

Raanta has three career shutouts … Chicago hosts Winnipeg on Tuesday …
Toronto began a seven-game road trip and plays in Dallas on Tuesday …
Patrick Sharp had three assists for Chicago, while Seabrook posted two.