CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
With the game tied 3-3, Kane’s unassisted goal at 9:12 came after goalie Jonas Hiller turned over the puck behind his net.
After straying out of the net, Hiller’s attempted backhand pass to Dennis Wideman took a sharp carom off the end boards allowing Kane to intercept it. After Kane tucked the puck through the skates of Sven Baertschi, he slipped a quick shot through Hiller’s pads.
It was the seventh goal of the season for Kane, who has scored in three straight games. He had scored only four times in the first 16 games.
Adam Clendening scored his first in the NHL, and Daniel Carcillo and Brent Seabrook added goals for Chicago, who began a six-game road trip.
Paul Byron, Wideman and Sean Monahan scored for Calgary, which had won seven of nine.
Corey Crawford made 24 saves for the win. Hiller stopped 18 shots.
Calgary had a chance to tie it when Johnny Gaudreau drew a penalty with 3:32 left. However, the Flames — having scored twice already on the NHL’s No. 1 ranked penalty-killing team — couldn’t score despite Curtis Glencross having a couple of chances in front.
Chicago took its second lead when Seabrook got the puck in the slot and slapped a shot past Hiller at 10:52 of the second period.
The Flames answered less than two minutes later.
Glencross set up a wide-open Monahan at the side of the net for his eighth goal, all scored in the last 12 games.
Halfway through the second period, the Blackhawks led 2-0 and were outshooting Calgary 10-3. An interference penalty on Chicago’s Marcus Kruger turned around the momentum.
Late in an effective power play, the Flames capitalized with Byron knocking in a rebound after Crawford made a pad stop off Josh Jooris.
As the goal was scored, Niklas Hjalmarsson tripped Monahan, putting Calgary back onto the power play. The Flames scored again with Wideman’s slap shot from the blue line going in at 14:38.
It was the eighth goal for Wideman, who had only four last season. He leads NHL defensemen.
The two power-play goals in 54 seconds equaled the number of goals Chicago’s penalty-killers had surrendered in the previous 14 games.
Rookie Markus Granlund earned an assist, giving him five points in three games and nine in 10 games.
Chicago opened the scoring four minutes into the game when Glendening, in his second NHL shift, scored on a power play.
Glendening was recalled from Rockford of the AHL on Tuesday when Chicago lost defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a knee injury that will require surgery and keep the rookie out for three or four months.
Chicago made it 2-0 at 7:12 on Carcillo’s second of the season.
NOTES: The Flames are outscoring opponents 27-13 in the third period. Chicago has a 22-7 edge. … Calgary LW Michael Ferland returned to the lineup after missing eight games with a concussion. He was injured on Oct. 31 in his NHL debut. … C Andrew Shaw (upper body) sat out for Chicago and was replaced by Jeremy Morin. … Seabrook played in his 700th game.
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