CHICAGO — The Blackhawks rallied in the third period and overtime with two goals by Alex DeBrincat to beat the Predators, 2-1, on Friday night at the United Center and sustain a pulse on their long-shot playoff hopes.
And they did it through — of all things — a DeBrincat power-play goal.
Patrick Kane rifled a pass to DeBrincat, which he deflected to Predators goalie Pekka Rinne’s glove side in the third period. Duncan Keith also was in on the assist, which gave him his 600th career point.
The Hawks have had little success figuring out how to fix the league’s worst power play. It had been particularly frustrating for DeBrincat, who entered the game with only one power-play goal and two goals overall so far this month.
DeBrincat wore a big smile as he pumped his fist in celebration.
The Hawks almost closed out the game in regulation, but Rinne blocked shots by Jonathan Toews and Drake Caggiula in the final seconds.
But in the three-on-three overtime, DeBrincat got free on a breakaway and slapped in the winner.
Corey Crawford stopped 42 of 43 shots for the Hawks.
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