Rapid Reaction: Flames 3, Hawks 2 (OT)
November, 3, 2013
By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Calgary Flames' 3-2 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Sunday.
How it happened: The Flames’ Kris Russell scored the game winner in overtime. The Blackhawks forced overtime by tying the game on a power-play goal with 4:19 left in the third period. The Flames’ Curtis Glencross put his team ahead 2-1 with a goal at 2:16 of the third period. Patrick Kane was a key component in the Blackhawks’ two goals. He put the Blackhawks ahead 1-0 with a goal from the left circle in the second period. He then set up Marian Hossa for the late power-play goal. Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was making his second consecutive start in as many days. He made 27 saves on 30 shots. Flames goaltender Reto Berra made 42 saves on 44 shots in his NHL debut.
What it means: The Blackhawks had their winning streak snapped at three games. They fell to 9-2-4 on the season. The Blackhawks had plenty of chances against the Flames but couldn’t capitalize. They had 85 total shots. The Blackhawks have scored power-play goals in 11 games this season. They scored power-play goals in 19 of 48 regular-season games last season.
Player of the game: Kane had his fourth multipoint game of the season. He leads the Blackhawks with eight goals and is tied with Jonathan Toews for a team-leading 13 points.
Stat of the game: Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger has been on a tear at the dot the past two games. He won 11 of 15 faceoffs against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday and won nine of 13 on Sunday.
What’s next: The Blackhawks have two days off before hosting the Jets on Wednesday. The Blackhawks defeated the Jets 5-1 in Winnipeg on Saturday.