Blackhawks Game Notes For Saturday @ Winnipeg
with Chicago coming away with a 4-3 win. The Blackhawks trailed 3-1 midway through the second period, but rallied to win on a Duncan Keith goal with nine seconds left in the third period.
* The win was just Chicago’s 10th comeback win of the season – only Buffalo (9) and Arizona (8) have fewer. It was the 14th time this season the Blues have suffered a blown-lead loss, tied for eighth fewest in the league.
* Between 2009-10 and 2014-15, when Chicago won three Stanley Cups, the Blues were just 4-11-4 in Chicago, including the postseason, with a 12.5 percent power play. Since then, they’re 6-3-0 with a 47.8 percent power play at the United Center.
* Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in the matchup on Wednesday, giving him 66 points this season. With four points in the last two games, he would become just the fourth Blue ever with four consecutive 70-point seasons (Bernie Federko, Brett Hull, Brian Sutter).
* Blake Hillman, playing in just his second career NHL game, scored Chicago’s second goal on Wednesday. He became just the third Blackhawk in the last 30 years to open his NHL scoring account with a shorthanded goal (Mike Hudson, 1987-88, Jake Dowell, 2007-08).
* The Blues have just one loss this year when holding a lead after the first period, which came Monday at home against Washington. Their 23-1-2 record is third best in the league, behind only the Capitals (27-0-1) and Canucks (14-0-2).