The Chicago Blackhawks found a higher gear in the third period, and Brandon Saad helped finish off the Calgary Flames. Saad scored with 7:03 left, and the Blackhawks beat the Flames 2-1 on Sunday night for their 12th victory in the last 14 games.
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.
Chicago got three first-period goals from defensemen.
This would seemingly open up room for Michal Rozsival to return.
Chicago’s defensive questions will have to be answered from inside the organization.
“I can only focus on what I’m doing,” Johnny Oduya says.
“Lately our habits and doing the little things have gotten away from us,” Brandon Saad says.
Chicago is 6-1 this postseason when it blocks 20 or more shots, 3-6 when it doesn’t.
Niklas Hjalmarsson leads all players in the playoffs with 42 blocked shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in overtime and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.
Niklas Hjalmarsson took a puck to the throat area in Game 2.
Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Pekka Rinne made 29 saves for his first shutout in more than a year to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
Marian Hossa celebrated his return to the lineup with a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Wings 4-1 on Sunday night to snap a two-game losing streak.
Stan Bowman kept the bigger plan in mind while still believing his team can win it all this year.
Canada was impressive from start to finish, dispatching Team Sweden 3-0.
T.J. Brodie scored at 2:26 of the extra session Tuesday night to lead Flames to a 5-4 win over the slumping Blackhawks, whose overtime record fell to 0-6 this season.
With safety at risk, NHL players don’t need to go to Sochi.
Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in a shootout, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night for their first victory in Chicago in three years.
Brandon Bollig, Patrick Sharp and Nick Leddy scored within a 4:55 span in the second period to lead Chicago to a 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that extended the Blackhawks’ winning streak to three games.