The Chicago Blackhawks gave their fanbase a scare on Wednesday night by almost securing their second win in a row, but alas, an old friend, Dominik Kubalik, tallied the game-winning goal for the Detroit Red Wings at 15:53 of the third period, securing a 4–3 win for the home team.
The Hawks started well, as Taylor Raddysh scored the first two goals of the game, the first off a nifty assist from budding prospect Lukas Reichel. Alex Stalock made 12 saves and Chicago took the 2–0 lead into the second period.
The Wings dominated the second period, pumping 19 shots on Stalock and knotting the game at 2–2 off of goals from Jake Walman and Dylan Larkin.
Joey Anderson scored his first goal in a Chicago uniform to open the third period, regaining a 3–2 lead for the Hawks. Lucas Raymond’s deflection tied the game with less than 10 minutes to play and Kubalik’s goal sealed the game for the Wings.
Stalock was once again brilliant for the visitors, making 37 saves on the evening.
The Blackhawks now head south and take on the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST.