Blackhawks Knock Off Capitals in Overtime – NBC Chicago

10 observations: Blackhawks take out Capitals in extra time originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Blackhawks beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in extra time at United Center on Wednesday.

Here are 10 observations from the win:

first. The Blackhawks scored three times in the span of 34 seconds in midfield, with goals from Alex DeBrincat, Philipp Kurashev and MacKenzie Entwistle. It has been tied with about three of the fastest goals in franchise history. The NHL record for fastest three goals is 20 seconds, set by Boston on February 25, 1971.

2. Marc-Andre Fleury was honored before the game for his 500th NHL win. It was a wonderful ceremony, with his family and kids joining him on the ice, congratulated by Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy and the Blackhawks giving him a celebratory mask. He then went out and saved 42 shots. Memorable night.

3. Caleb Jones scored his first goal as a member of the Blackhawks and it couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. He hit Kirby Dach’s bouncing shot in stoppage time for his sixth career goal and career first extra-time winner.

4. The capitals dominate this match in equal strength, where they lead in shots (61-39), shots on target (38-20), chances to score (33-17) and chances at risk. high risk (15-6), according to the Natural Stat Technique. That’s the most dangerous chance Chicago has allowed in a match of equal strength this season. The hockey gods were indebted to the Blackhawks after returning empty-handed in Toronto.

5. The Blackhawks had no shots on target in their first two power plays. They scored three goals after the next four chances. A nice turnaround after a slow start.

6. The Blackhawks allowed six quick scoring opportunities in the first period and 10 in total, according to Sportlogiq. They only dropped one game in total on Saturday against Toronto. Chicago’s season average is 5.7 compared to, ranked 12th.

7. The Blackhawks have won 34 of the 54 encounters with a win rate of 63.0%. Jonathan Toews leads with a ratio of 15 to 19 (78.9%). Dylan Strome also had a good night, the result 9 to 15 (60.0%).

8. DeBrincat scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season. He is currently on track to score 46 goals this season.

9. Henrik Borgstrom has missed his second straight game with a non-COVID-19 related illness. He was placed on the injured bench before the game went into effect December 10 but is eligible to return as early as Friday.

ten. Blackhawks radio analyst Troy Murray returned to the booth for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer. He made brief appearances throughout the season but he called the entire game against his teammate John Wiedeman. Good to see him back where he belongs.

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