NHL: Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk help Wild beat Blackhawks 2-1


Oddly enough, Brent Seabrook tapped in the Blackhawks' first goal of the game Wednesday night at 12:24 in the first period just one night after being a healthy scratch for the first time in his career.

This loss left them red-faced and embarrassed.

Chicago was highlighted by a huge game from Patrick Kane in the win at Ottawa as he tallied a goal and four assists.

The reality is the Senators were put in their place by the Blackhawks and the picture wasn't the least bit pretty.

Seabrook has a goal and 10 assists in 41 games for the 20-15-6 Blackhawks, who are now last in the Central Division after making the playoffs each year and winning three Stanley Cups over the last nine seasons. Patrick Kane had a career-high five points in the tilt.

Mark Stone and Derick Brassard scored for the Senators. "It doesn't sit well in our stomachs". "On which plays you're going..." Again, we just keep putting ourselves in holes. "At the end of the day, the better team won".

TORONTO - forward has been sidelined by another hand injury. These points are going to add up in the end.

The Blackhawks power play broke out with a 4-for-6 night against Ottawa after failing to convert in their previous four games.

But two late power-play goals allowed Chicago to regain its four-goal advantage.

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It actually looked like they might script another comeback when Brassard pulled the club to within 4-2 at 16:39 of the second.

Chicago (20-15-6) has enjoyed the emergence of several young defensemen, such as Gustav Forsling, Jordan Oesterle and Jan Rutta.

That is exactly what the Wild got in a gritty 2-1 win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday night at the United Center. We've talked about it in our room.

"I think one of the things we really haven't really had the fortune of this year is to have a hot power play", Kane said.

It'll be interesting to see if they can replicate that kind of second-half success this season. He pointed to a strong power play, where the Blackhawks went 4-for-6, as a difference.

After that the Wild seemed to let their frustration get the best of them as the Blackhawks controlled the tempo for the rest of the first period.

"You saw the first period", Boudreau said. "Every game is so important now, it's like a playoff mentality for us". "Its on us to do a better job". "We made mistakes. We made mistakes in key areas and our goaltenders have been solid". They will then get some time off, as they'll be on their five-day break from January 15-19.

"You win and you lose as an entire team", said Boucher. "I really can not be any more honest with you than admitting that we have to find a way to be better in the second, more consistent and play to our capabilities".