CHICAGO (AP) – Tampa Bay ahead Brandon Hagel has many fond reminiscences of his time in Chicago.
A number of extra after Tuesday night time.
Hagel had a purpose and an help in his return to Chicago, and the Lightning beat the lowly Blackhawks 4-1 for his or her fourth straight victory.
Hagel, 24, made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks in 2020. He was within the midst of a breakout season when he was traded to the Lightning in March.
He confronted his outdated crew final yr, however Tuesday night time was his first recreation on the United Middle for the reason that multi-game deal.
“Clearly, it was somewhat emotional,” Hagel mentioned. “That is the place my profession began. That is the group that gave me the chance to stay my dream.”
Alex Killorn drew the sport within the third interval as Tampa Bay gained for the eleventh time in 14 video games. Pat Maroon and Nicholas Paul additionally scored within the three-game opener, whereas Brian Elliott made 25 saves.
Killorn was stopped by Alex Stalock on his first try, however he fumbled as he was knocked down by Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy. Killorn’s twelfth purpose of the season made it 2-1 with 7:11 left.
“It was simply sitting there,” Killorn mentioned. “You do not normally get these rebounds proper in your stick, so fortunately it labored out for me.”
Hagel assisted on Killorn’s transfer after which scored his fifteenth purpose when he transformed a power-play alternative with 9:46 left.
“He wasn’t right here very lengthy, however I assumed he had an impression,” Tampa Bay coach John Cooper mentioned of Hagel. “He has the identical impression on us and he is such an important child. That is nice for him. Nice pleasure.”
Chicago dropped its fifth straight recreation in a five-goal slide. Over is 2-20-1 in final 23 video games general.
Seth Jones scored for Chicago and Stalock completed with 25 stops.
The Blackhawks dressed seven defensemen after they scratched ahead Tyler Johnson in opposition to his former crew on account of sickness. Patrick Kane then left with a decrease physique harm.
Defenseman Caleb Jones, Seth’s youthful brother, bought ice time as a ahead after popping out with Johnson.
Chicago coach Luke Richardson mentioned Kane suffered a concussion in Sunday’s 5-2 loss at San Jose. Richardson mentioned it wasn’t a serious drawback, however Kane felt it somewhat bit after which performed extra in opposition to Tampa Bay.
“He is being discharged tonight, so we actually do not know a lot till tomorrow, most likely,” Richardson mentioned. “He’ll see the medical doctors tonight and tomorrow and can get an replace on that.”
Chicago jumped out in entrance when Jones scored his second purpose of the season, netting a cross from Taylor Radish with 4:50 left within the first interval.
It was the primary power-play purpose by a Blackhawks defenseman since Murphy scored on Might 1, 2021 in opposition to Florida, in line with Sportradar.
Tampa Bay then tied the sport at 1 when Maroon put again Victor Hedman’s shot with 8:36 left. It was Maroon’s second of the season.
The Lightning managed many of the motion within the second, however they had been shut down by Stalock and the cage. Hagel, Mikhail Sergachev and Nikita Kucherov all hit a shot off the put up or crossbar.
Richardson missed the morning skate as a result of he wasn’t feeling properly. With Johnson’s sickness, the coach mentioned he intends to watch out with the gamers.
“If anyone feels that means, we’ll attempt to hold them off the crew if we are able to,” Richardson mentioned.
Lightning. Wednesday night time on the Minnesota Wild.
Blackhawks. Friday night time at dwelling in opposition to the Arizona Coyotes.
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