Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 1 (SO): Patrick Kane netted a power-play goal with 2:02 remaining to forge a tie and scored the lone tally in the second round of the shootout as visiting Chicago extended its record season-opening streak to 22 consecutive games without a regulation loss.
Corey Crawford turned aside 32 shots before denying Pavel Datsyuk, Damien Brunner and captain Henrik Zetterberg in the bonus format. Former Red Wing Marian Hossa registered three shots while playing in his 1,000th career regular-season contest as the Blackhawks (19-0-3) won their ninth game in a row.
Chicago has recorded a point in 28 straight contests dating back to the 2011-12 regular season, matching the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-longest point streak in league history. The Blackhawks sit seven games shy of the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers, who were unbeaten in 35 consecutive contests.
In the shootout, Kane skated in and slowed to a crawl while unleashing a series of moves. Jimmy Howard (32 saves) did not bite on any of the dekes, but Kane wristed a shot past the netminder and inside the left post for the lone tally. Zetterberg had a chance to extend the contest, but Crawford absorbed his wrist shot.
Chicago made its Original Six rival pay shortly after defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was issued a delay of game penalty with 2:25 remaining in the third period. The Blackhawks quickly converted as Patrick Sharp's blast was blocked by blue-liner Kyle Quincey, but Viktor Stalberg alertly shuffled the puck to Kane, who wired a shot inside the right post.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit snapped the scoreless draw after Patrick Eaves outworked defenseman Nick Leddy below the goal line. Rookie Joakim Anderson alertly spotted the loose puck and tapped it to Tomas Tatar, who wristed a shot just inside the right post for his fourth goal of the season. ... Nashville breezed to a 6-1 victory over Chicago on March 25, 2012, handing the Blackhawks their last regulation defeat in the regular season. ... After entering the contest with an NHL-worst 99 blocked shots, the Red Wings recorded six of their 14 in the first period.