In their continued season spiral, the Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4–1 on Tuesday night. It was Chicago’s fifth loss in a row, as they currently hold the worst record in the NHL to date.
Seth Jones got the first goal of the game on the power play with Taylor Raddysh and Max Domi assisting. It was the first power play goal from a Blackhawks defenseman this season. Pat Maroon would tie the game just past the halfway point of the period.
After a scoreless second period, the Bolts pulled away in the third period. Alex Killorn scored from the front of the net off a great individual effort to make it 2–1. Following a Boris Katchouk slashing penalty, former Blackhawk Brandon Hagel notched his 15th goal of the season at the halfway mark of the period to extend the lead to 3–1. Nick Paul would add the empty-net goal to clinch to win for Tampa Bay.
Chicago goalie Alex Stalock had 25 saves on the evening. The Hawks are now 8–25–4 and in the basement of the league. The Hawks face the Arizona Coyotes at the United Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. CST.