Blackhawks 3, Red Wings 2, OT
Dec. 30, 2000
CHICAGO (AP) _ Jaroslav Spacek scored at 2:25 of overtime to give Chicago a 3-2 victory Friday night over the Detroit Red Wings, extending the Blackhawks' unbeaten streak to five games.
Spacek scored on a give-and-go with Steve Sullivan, who set up the goal from behind the Detroit net. Chris Herperger and Steve Sullivan also scored for the Blackhawks _ 4-0-1 in their last five games.
Igor Larionov celebrated his return to the Wings with a power-play goal and an assist. Larionov, the NHL's oldest active player at 40, was reacquired by the Red Wings from Florida on Thursday for defenseman Yan Golubovsky.
Sergei Fedorov also had a power-play goal for Detroit, which lost its second straight despite outshooting Chicago 31-16.
Herperger opened the scoring at 7:22 of the first period by sliding a rebound under Chris Osgood moments after a Chicago power play had expired.
Larionov scored at 10:24 of the second period. After taking pass at the blue line, he skated by the Chicago defense and beat Jocelyn Thibault to the glove side.
Larionov's goal was the first allowed on a power play by the Blackhawks in six games, and snapped a string of 17 straight penalty kills.
Sullivan restored Chicago's lead with a power-play-goal 1:12 later. After taking a headman pass from Michael Nylander, Sullivan broke in alone from the blue line and deked Osgood to the ice.
The power-play goal was only the Blackhawks' seventh in 62 chances at home.
Fedorov tied the game during a 4-on-3 power-play at 1:45 of the third period. He connected from between the circles after Larionov fed him from the corner.
Notes: The game drew 22,178, only Chicago's second sellout of the season. A crowd 21,158 saw the home opener, also against the Red Wings. At both games, thousands of vocal Red Wings fans were in the stands. ...The Blackhawks are 3-1 against Detroit this year and are 5-1-1 in their last seven against the Red Wings. ... Larionov had played five seasons with the Red Wings before signing with the Panthers last summer as a free agent.