Chicago Blackhawks: Alex DeBrincat leads the way to a winon February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Chicago Blackhawks needed a win in the worst way. Alex DeBrincat had a good night which made that all possible on Friday night.

The Chicago Blackhawks have been on the down lately. They are probably going to be sellers on this Monday’s trade deadline as they head to their third straight playoff miss but they still needed a win in the worst way. It didn’t matter that they didn’t play very well at this point as long as they earned the win to try and get some momentum back.

It was all possible thanks to the play of Alex DeBrincat. DeBrincat is having a rather tough season for a guy of his stature. He tied the game and then won it in overtime and those were just his 15th and 16th goals of the season. He will probably be around the 20 goal mark this season which isn’t bad at all but when you had 41 the year before, it is a disappointment.

DeBincat made two great plays to help the Hawks get just enough offense to win the game. Both of the goals were assisted by Duncan Keith. It was a milestone game for him as he also collected his 600th career point with his assist on the first DeBrincat goal that tied the game. It was a really good night for Keith and DeBrincat from an offensive standpoint.

The Blackhawks were given a chance to win the game because of DeBrincat, but Corey Crawford was just as important if not more. The Blackhawks let up a bunch of high danger chances and Crawford was there to make the saves. He made 42 saves on 43 shots to earn the win. The goaltending has been very good from both he and Robin Lehner this season. It is too bad that the team around them wasn’t good enough to get the job done.

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The Blackhawks have one last game before the trade deadline. It comes on Sunday afternoon as they are set to face the Dallas Stars to kick off another long road trip. After two straight games at home, they will now be on the road for four straight. The last three are going to be after the trade deadline, so it will be interesting to see what the roster looks like by the time the second game starts.

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