National Hockey League
Chicago 4, Arizona 3
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Brandon Blandina, Pierre Lambert
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Ben O'Quinn
Attendance: 11916

Alex DeBrincat notched his 40th goal of the season in overtime and Alex Vlasic netted his first NHL goal as the visiting Chicago Blackhawks claimed a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz.

Dominik Kubalik and Jake McCabe also scored for the Blackhawks (26-40-11, 63 points). Goaltender Kevin Lankinen made 32 saves.

Nathan Smith, with his first NHL goal, Barrett Hayton and Anton Stralman replied for the Coyotes (22-49-6, 50 points), who have lost eight straight games. Goalie Karel Vejmelka stopped 36 shots.

DeBrincat, whose career high is 41 goals, capped a two-point game by burying a snapshot with 37 seconds remaining in overtime.

The Blackhawks have only two wins in their last 12 outings.

McCabe opened the scoring 42 seconds into what became a back-and-forth game. During a scramble, McCabe pounced on the loose puck during a scramble for his fourth goal of the season.

Then, Kubalik's 14th goal of the campaign doubled the lead with a rebound tally that finished off a flurry of chances at 15:32 of the opening period.

Hayton gave the hosts a jolt of life when he pounced on a rebound for his ninth of the season past the midway point -- a goal assisted by alternate captain Andrew Ladd, the former Blackhawks forward who was playing in his 100th NHL game.

However, Vlasic -- the 2019 second-round draft choice who signed after finishing his junior year at Boston University -- made it a 3-1 game at 16:25 of the middle frame when his point shot bounced off the skate of a defender and into the net.

To their credit, the Coyotes didn't fold. Smith, who joined Arizona after his junior year at Minnesota State, pulled the Coyotes within one by burying a rebound for his first NHL tally with 10:08 remaining in regulation.

Stralman tied the game four minutes later when he was left open in the slot and ripped a top-corner shot for his sixth of the season and forced overtime.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Chicago   Arizona
Alex DeBrincat 2 Points Phil Kessel 2
Alex DeBrincat 1 Goals Barrett Hayton 1
Patrick Kane 2 Assists Phil Kessel 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Kevin Lankinen .914 Save Percentage Karel Vejmelka .900
Kevin Lankinen 32 Saves Karel Vejmelka 36
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 40 4 0-5 1-1 9 36
Arizona 35 3 0-1 5-5 17 23
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Washington. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .261 after a win and .296 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .269 after a win and .373 after a loss.