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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Hawks 2, Red Wings 1 (SO)

By David Drew | Special to ESPNChicago.com



DETROIT -- Here’s a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 shootout win over rival Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday.

How it happened: Patrick Kane scored the tying goal for Chicago with 2:02 remaining in regulation off a rebound play and an assist from Viktor Stalberg to keep the Blackhawk's NHL record points streak alive. Kane then scored the winning shootout goal for Chicago. After two scoreless periods Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored 2:43 into the third period off a Joakim Andersson centering pass from behind net. Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford, making his first start since leaving Thursday’s game with an upper-body injury, improved to 10-0-3.

What it means: The Blackhawks extended their NHL record points streak to start a season to 22 games. They have an overall points streak of 28 games dating back to last season, which ties the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-best mark. The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers hold the NHL record for consecutive games with a point (35). The Blackhawks extended their NHL-best points total to 41. It was their ninth straight win. Chicago’s Marian Hossa played in his 1,000th game on Sunday.

Player of the game: Kane scored the tying goal late in the third period and netted the winning shootout goal for Chicago.

What’s next: The Blackhawks return to Chicago for a two-game homestand starting on Tuesday with a game against the Minnesota Wild. Chicago picked up a point at Minnesota on Jan. 30, but the Wild won, 3-2, in a shootout.