Saad scores winner as Blackhawks slip by Habs

Chicago, IL ( – Brandon Saad scored the winning goal with 27
seconds to play to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 win over the Montreal
Canadiens on Friday.

Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist while Ben Smith and Michal Rozsival
also scored for the Blackhawks, who have won five straight. Antti Raanta
turned away 38 shots in the win.

Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist while Sergei Gonchar and P.K.
Subban also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost five of their last six
games. Carey Price allowed all four goals on 36 shots.

With time winding down, Patrick Kane threw a shot on net that was blocked but
trickled to the front. Andrei Markov tried to clear the puck, but Saad was
there to grab the bouncing puck and sweep it in for the win.