DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Strome scored three
goals and the Chicago Blackhawks had their highest-scoring game of the season in an 8-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Alex DeBrincat added two third-period goals
for the Blackhawks, who led 4-0 in the first period but twice allowed Detroit to get within one goal. DeBrincat’s empty-netter with 1:43 remaining finally put the game away as Chicago ended a four- game winless drought.
Dominik Kubalik, Sam Lafferty and Brandon Hagel also scored for Chicago.
“It was a great night,” Blackhawks interim coach Derek King said. “But most games we’re not going
to be up eight goals on a Colorado or a Minnesota. It would be nice, but we need to clean it up a bit when we do have a lead.”
Chicago is one of seven NHL teams to score eight times in a game this season. The Florida Panthers have the most goals in
a game this season with nine, doing it twice.
Strome scored twice in the first period and completed the hat trick in the third with his second power-play goal of the game, putting the Blackhawks ahead 5-3. He had four goals this season coming into the game.