Lankinen gets first NHL shutout, Blackhawks defeat Red Wings


DETROITKevin Lankinen made 29 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks won 2-0 against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday.

Philipp Kurashev and Alex DeBrincat scored for Chicago.

The Blackhawks (9-5-4) have won three in a row, are 7-1-1 in their past nine games and are 4-0-0 against Detroit. 

Detroit (4-11-3) got 24 saves from Jonathan Bernier. The Red Wings didn’t score on the power play for the 10th straight game, their longest such streak since another 10-game streak from Dec. 25, 1960 to Jan. 14, 1961.

Chicago took a 1-0 lead on Kurashev’s goal at 12:03 of the second period. Kurashev took the puck across the blue line, split Red Wings defensemen Jon Merrill and Troy Stecher, then slid the puck through Bernier’s legs.

The Red Wings nearly tied the game with 4:33 to play, but Bobby Ryan hit the post with Lankinen out of position.

DeBrincat made it 2-0 at 19:02, scoring into the empty net.

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