CHICAGO — Derick Brassard and Tom Pyatt scored 10 seconds apart during Ottawa's three-goal second period, and the Senators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory.
Bobby Ryan added a goal and an assist as Ottawa stopped a seven-game road losing streak against Chicago, earning its first win at the United Center since March 28, 2001. Dion Phaneuf scored a power-play goal, and Kyle Turris had two assists.
Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and Richard Panik scored for the Blackhawks, who had won five in a row and six of seven. Scott Darling made 26 saves while dropping to 6-3-1 in 10 starts since Corey Crawford had an emergency appendectomy on Dec. 3.
Chicago played without
Panik's ninth of the season on a delayed penalty made it 4-3 just 1:42 into the third, but the Blackhawks couldn't come up with the tying score despite putting heavy pressure on Mike Condon in the final minutes. Panik had a shot go off the left post and Condon stopped a penalty shot by Marcus Kruger with 4:52 left.
Condon made 23 saves after getting the win in relief of Andrew Hammond in Sunday's 6-2 victory against the New York Islanders. Hammond departed in the first period of that game with an ankle injury, but coach Guy Boucher said he doesn't think it's a long-term thing.
"He should be fine in the next (few) days," Boucher said.
Panarin's one-timer — a laser from just outside the faceoff dot in the left circle — tied it at 1 at 11:17 of the first. It was Panarin's fifth goal and 12th point in his last six games.
It was still tied in the second when Brassard drove a pass from Chris Wideman past Darling for his seventh of the season just one second after a hooking penalty on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews ran out.
Moments after the ensuing faceoff, Ottawa drove right back down the ice and Pyatt showed off some nifty stickwork on the right side of the net for his fourth goal of the season at 7:41.
Motte got one back for Chicago when Vinnie Hinostroza's deflected shot went right to him, setting up his first goal since Nov. 1 against Calgary. The rookie forward punctuated the score with a big upper cut as he skated behind the Ottawa net.
Clinging to a 3-2 lead, the Senators then made the most of their third power-play opportunity of the night. With Brent Seabrook in the box for tripping, Turris' big drive went off Phaneuf's left knee and past Darling on glove side at 14:22.
NOTES: Crawford participated in the morning skate and could return Friday against Colorado. ... Senators F Mike Hoffman returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for cross-checking San Jose F Logan Couture. ... Seabrook got his 300th career assist on Panarin's goal. ... The Senators recalled G Matt O'Connor from Binghamton of the AHL to back up Condon.
Senators: Host Anaheim on Thursday night.
Blackhawks: Host Colorado on Friday night.
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