Duncan Keith scored on a power play 38 seconds into overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings at United Center on Tuesday.
This hard-fought victory sees the Blackhawks remain at the top of the Western Conference, four points clear of the Minnesota Wild.
On the contrary, the Red Wings are now dangerously close to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They occupy 14th position, just two points clear of the New York Islanders who are last.
In addition to Keith’s game-winner, Brian Campbell, Richard Panik and Tanner Kero also scored for the Blackhawks while Corey Crawford made 33 saves.
Andreas Athanasiou, Tomas Tatar and Luke Glendening were the Red Wings’ goal scorers.
Speaking after his vital contribution, Keith explained it was a massive positive that his team are able to win close games consistently.
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“We’ve been finding ways to win, it seems,” said Keith.
“We did what we had to there as a team, and they came back and scored every time we got the lead, it seemed.
“Give [the Red Wings] credit, but we’ve been able to find ways to win. That’s a big thing too.”
All the other results from Tuesday’s NHL action can be seen below.
Anaheim Ducks 2-0 Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers 3-5 San Jose Sharks
Nashville Predators 2-1 (1:1) Vancouver Canucks
St. Louis Blues 3-5 Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres 4-1 Philadelphia Flyers
Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 Columbus Blue Jackets