Chicago Blackhawk player celebrate Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) goal in the first period.
Brent Seabrook and Marian Hossa each had a goal and an assist to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Friday night.
Ben Smith and Brian Campbell also scored for Chicago, fighting for a playoff spot a year after winning the Stanley Cup. Patrick Kane had two assists, and Corey Crawford made 26 saves.
Drew Miller and Tomas Holmstrom scored for Detroit, third in the Western Conference. Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots.
Seabrook opened the scoring just 27 seconds into the game when he put in a one-time shot from the bottom of the right circle. It was Seabrook’s eighth goal.
Smith made it 2-0, at 6:07. After Kane knocked the puck away from Valtteri Filppula in the high slot area, it went right to Smith between the hashmarks and he beat Howard for his first career goal.
Campbell’s fifth goal, at 8:45, made it 3-0. He moved in from the right circle, made a move past Howard and slid the puck into the empty net.
Hossa scored on the power play 6:44 into the second period. It was his 25th goal.
Miller put Detroit on the scoreboard with 22 seconds left in the middle period with his ninth goal. Miller tipped Johan Franzen’s(notes) pass past Crawford.
Holmstrom’s 17th goal came with 1:20 left.