DETROIT — Malcolm Subban made 29 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-0 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.
Vinnie Hinostroza had three assists, and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for Chicago (21-19-5), which moved within two points of the Nashville Predators for fourth place in the eight-team Discover Central Division. The top four teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Subban got his second shutout of the season and the third of his NHL career.
Jonathan Bernier made 23 saves for Detroit (16-24-6), which had a season-high three-game winning streak end. The Red Wings won 4-1 here Thursday to open the two-game set.
Kane gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead with 21 seconds left in the first period, scoring his second goal in 11 games. Hinostroza forced a Troy Stecher turnover in the Red Wings end before setting up Kane.
Alex DeBrincat made it 2-0 at 12:40 of the second period, knocking in a loose puck after Connor Murphy‘s point shot hit teammate Brandon Hagel. DeBrincat, who grew up in suburban Detroit, has scored 20 points (eight goals, 12 assists) in 14 games against the Red Wings.
Wyatt Kalynuk made it 3-0 at 1:17 of the third period off a pass from Hinostroza. Pius Suter scored into an empty net at 15:27 for the 4-0 final.
The Red Wings were 0-for-6 on the power play; the Blackhawks were 0-for-2.