(DETROIT, MI) — Just when it seemed like the Chicago Blackhawks were going to lose, Patrick Kane made sure that did not happen.
The Blackhawks extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 22 games, with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Kane’s goal tied the game with 2:02 in regulation. He also had the only goal of the shootout for the surging Blackhawks.
“We keep finding a way to keep ourselves in the game or win it at the end,” Kane said.
Corey Crawford was tremendous, stopping 32 shots and only allowing a goal to Detroit’s Tomas Tatar. He did not allow a goal in the shootout, helping the Blackhawks to their ninth-straight victory.
“He had several big saves, particularly right after they scored to go up one,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “He kept us in there to make it a one-goal game and gave us a chance.”
The Blackhawks are now 12-0-3 in one-goal games.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN