Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Patrick Kane scored the lone goal in the
shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, on
Brad Richards and Marcus Kruger scored in regulation for the Blackhawks, who
have won three of four. Corey Crawford made 25 saves and stopped Ryan
Callahan, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos in the shootout.
Cedric Paquette and Kucherov lit the lamp for the Lightning, who had a six-
game winning streak snapped. Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots.
The Lightning took a 1-0 lead at 4:35 of the first period when Paquette
finished a short-handed, 2-on-1 rush by scoring off a pass from Ondrej Palat.
Richards put Chicago on the board at 9:13 of the second, after teammate Kris
Versteeg was checked into Bishop.
Kruger gave the Blackhawks the lead 1:18 into the third when he deflected
Niklas Hjalmarsson’s blast past Bishop.
Kucherov tied the game at the 9:53 mark. Following a Blackhawks turnover in
their own zone, Kucherov scored off a feed through the crease by Stamkos.
Tampa Bay had won five straight against Chicago … Lightning center Tyler
Johnson left the ice at 5:11 of the third and didn’t return after a cross-
check from Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook … The Lightning played their
fourth straight game without forward Alex Killorn, who is dealing with an
upper-body injury … Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya left in the final
period with an injury.