The Chicago Blackhawks became only the sixth franchise in National Hockey League history to reach 2, 500 victories with a 3-2 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at PNC Arena.
The Hawks’ third straight win was their first victory in Carolina since they defeated the Canes 4-1 on Jan. 14, 1998.
After a scoreless second, Semin pounced on an Eric Staal rebound in the third at 3:54 to pull the Canes within one. Four minutes later, Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford made three stellar saves before Hainsey’s shot from the point tied it and set up the shootout.
Crawford earned the victory as the Hawks improved to 4-1-1 on the season, the Hawks have now played in five consecutive games decided by one score.
The Hawks travel home to face division rival St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. CT (CSN-CH/WGN 720).