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Boqvist, Blackhawks rally past lowly Red Wings 4-2

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) reacts after he was checking by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy (5) during the first period of ...
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, right, looks to pass against Detroit Red Wings left wing Brendan Perlini during the first period of an NHL h...
Detroit Red Wings center Christoffer Ehn, right, controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dominik Kubalik during the first period of an ...
Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen, left, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Adam Boqvist battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hoc...

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) reacts after he was checking by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy (5) during the first period of ...

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, right, looks to pass against Detroit Red Wings left wing Brendan Perlini during the first period of an NHL h...

Detroit Red Wings center Christoffer Ehn, right, controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dominik Kubalik during the first period of an ...

Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen, left, and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Adam Boqvist battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hoc...

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Boqvist snapped a third-period tie, Dylan Sikura scored his first NHL goal and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied past the lowly Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night.

Dylan Strome also scored for Chicago (19-18-6), which won for the fourth time in five games. Corey Crawford made 19 saves in his first start since he was pulled in the second period of an ugly 7-1 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 23.

Detroit dropped to 3-18-2 in its last 23 games. Filip Zadina and Luke Glendening scored for the NHL-worst Red Wings (10-30-3), and Jimmy Howard made 23 stops.

The game was tied at 2 when Boqvist skated past Detroit forward Darren Helm near the blue line and beat Howard on the glove side 8:47 into the third. It was the second goal for the rookie defenseman in his 18th NHL game.

Dominik Kubalik added an empty-netter with 20 seconds left as the Blackhawks improved to 7-3-0 in their last 10 games.

Looking for its first road win since Dec. 14, Detroit jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

With Kubalik serving a slashing penalty in the first period, Zadina beat Crawford with a wrist shot from the right circle. It was the fourth goal of the season for the 20-year-old Zadina, who was selected by the Red Wings with the No. 6 pick in the 2018 draft.

Glendening then got his sixth with a well-placed redirect of Patrik Nemeth's shot with 3:07 left in the first.

Chicago responded with two goals in a 45-second span in the second.

After Strome finished a give-and-go with DeBrincat, Erik Gustafsson had a shot go off the right skate of Detroit defenseman Filip Hronek and right to Sikura, who drove the puck into the open net for the tying score at 15:52.

Sikura then skated around the back of the goal and was lifted into the air by Gustafsson as the crowd of 21,493 roared its approval. The 24-year-old Sikura had a big grin as he sat on the bench after breaking through in his 44th NHL game.

NOTES: Blackhawks G Robin Lehner is day to day with a right knee injury after he got hurt during Thursday night's 7-5 loss at Vancouver. Kevin Lankinen served as Crawford's backup after he was recalled from the minors Saturday on an emergency basis. ... Blackhawks F Zack Smith played after missing practice Saturday for a family matter. Smith and his wife, Brittany, recently welcomed their second child, a boy named Eddie Dean Smith. ... The Red Wings host the Blackhawks on March 6.

UP NEXT

Red Wings: Open a three-game homestand Tuesday night against Montreal.

Blackhawks: Host the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

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Jay Cohen can be reached at https://twitter.com/jcohenap

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Updated : 2021-06-19 06:19 GMT+08:00