Patrick Kane had an objective and two helps and Max Domi scored two times as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Officers 5-2 Saturday night to snap an eight-game series of failures.
Reese Johnson and Taylor Raddysh likewise scored for Chicago, which won interestingly since Nov. 12 at Anaheim and had won only two of its past 16. Petr Mrazek halted 21 shots north of two periods and Arvid Soderblom had five recoveries in the third as the Blackhawks improved to 6-3-0 at Madison Square Nursery since February 2012.
Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored for the Officers, who have lost five of their last six in general (1-4-1) and four straight (0-3-1) at home. Artemi Panarin had two helps and Jaroslav Halak had 16 recoveries. New York is 4-6-4 at home this season.
Johnson counted his second of the time at 2:39 of the first, tipping Jack McCabe’s shot past Halak for his second of the time.
Kane got his fourth on the strategic maneuver at 8:37 of the second and Domi scored his eighth a moment later — likewise on the strategic maneuver — to make it 3-0.
Zibanejad got the Officers on the scoreboard with 2:09 left in the second. It was his group driving thirteenth.
Raddysh reestablished the Blackhawks’ three-objective lead with a show of dominance score at 4:46 of the third, his seventh of the time and Chicago’s third man-advantage objective of the game.
Kreider pulled the Officers to 4-2 with his twelfth with 2:45 excess, and Domi added a vacant net objective, his 10th, with 1:14 left.
KANE Warming UP
The 34-year-old Kane, who has enjoyed his whole profession with the Blackhawks and will be an unlimited free specialist the following summer, has focuses in seven of his last eight games against the Officers. Kane drives the group with 20 places and his help on Raddysh’s show of dominance objective right off the bat in the third was the 1,200th mark of his 16-year profession.
Kane, who won three Stanley Cups with Chicago, has been the subject of exchange bits of gossip ongoing weeks. The striving Officers have been referenced as a potential objective where Kane would be brought together with previous Blackhawks colleague Panarin.
Blackhawks: At the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Officers: Host St. Louis on Monday night.