Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Toews posted two goals in the third
period to notch his third career hat trick as the Chicago Blackhawks survived
for a 6-5 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.
Andrew Shaw scored twice while Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists for the
Blackhawks, who have won two straight and four of six.
Nikolai Khabibulin started in net but was pulled in the second period after
giving up four goals on 22 shots. Corey Crawford spent the rest of the time in
the net and allowed just one goal on 15 shots to get the win.
Kyle Turris and Milan Michalek each posted a goal and an assist for the
Senators, who have lost their past three games. Craig Anderson allowed all six
goals on 40 shots in the loss.
Toews tied the game just 1:20 into the third as Johnny Oduya skated down the
right wing and pulled up at the right circle before firing a pass to the front
where Toews redirected it in.
Toews then capped the hat trick and gave the Blackhawks a 5-4 lead as he
finished off a nice passing play by tapping in the rebound of a Brent Seabrook
shot from the slot at 9:13.
Shaw padded Chicago's lead at 14:10 of the third as he jammed the puck in from
the low right side for his second of the game and third of the year.
The goal proved fortunate as Ottawa got one back just 13 seconds later when
Zack Smith's wrister from the top of the left circle beat Crawford high.
Ottawa, though, was unable to net the tying goal despite several chances with
the goalie pulled in the final minute.
Shaw got his first goal of the game at 6:54 of the opening period off a tip
during a power play, but Michalek scored with one minute left in the frame to
tie the contest heading to the second.
Turris and Hossa exchanged goals 50 seconds apart at 6:51 and 7:41 of the
second period, while Joe Corvo scored at 10:19 and Mika Zibanejad lit the lamp
less than a minute later to give Ottawa a 4-2 advantage.
Toews' first of the game came at 14:30 of the second period to make it a 4-3
game heading to the third.
Ottawa hosts the Islanders on Friday ... Chicago plays in Winnipeg on Saturday
... The Blackhawks have taken three straight against the Senators ... Ottawa
scored on its only power play of the game, while Chicago was 1-for-2 ...
Clarke MacArthur had two assists for Ottawa, while Patrick Sharp had two
helpers for Chicago.
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