CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored with 1:14 left in regulation and then had the clinching goal in the shootout, helping the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders, 2-1, on Friday night for their sixth consecutive victory.
Jonathan Toews also scored in the tiebreaker as Chicago pulled within one point of idle Minnesota for the top spot in the Western Conference. Corey Crawford made 31 saves in his first start since Feb. 23.READ MORE: Families Hold Unity Rally To Remember Loved Ones Lost To Gun Violence
After Toews beat Thomas Greiss with a wrist shot, Crawford turned away Joshua Ho-Sang. Patrick Kane was stopped by Greiss and Nikolay Kulemin shot it off the right post before Panarin finished off the victory for the Blackhawks.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slightly Warmer Temperatures Before Cold Returns
Greiss made 30 stops for New York, and Brock Nelson scored his 14th goal in the second. The Islanders had won four of five, including a 5-4 victory at Dallas on Thursday night.MORE NEWS: Woman Questions COVID-19 Clinic After Receiving Results Before Testing
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