Player of the game: Gagner has had the Blackhawks’ number in the past few years. He had a game last season where he had four goals and four assists against the Blackhawks. He had two goals in Sunday’s win.
What it means: After going 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, the Blackhawks have now lost their last two games in regulation. They have been outscored 12-7 in their past two games. Sunday marked the final game in a seven-game, 11-day stretch for the Blackhawks, who lead the NHL with a 21-2-3 record and 45 points.
What’s next: The Blackhawks will have three days off before playing the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road on Thursday.