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Chicago Blackhawks keep Arizona Coyotes winless

The Blackhawks' Richard Panik scores a goal against the Arizona Coyotes' Louis Domingue as the Coyotes' Jason Demers looks on during the first period Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Blackhawks' Richard Panik scores a goal against the Arizona Coyotes' Louis Domingue as the Coyotes' Jason Demers looks on during the first period Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Lance Bouma scored on a rebound with 4:24 left in the third period, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, and the Blackhawks kept the Arizona Coyotes winless with a 4-2 victory Saturday night.

The Coyotes have been playing better lately, but their only point is an overtime loss to Vegas the second game of the season. Arizona was aggressive, and Louis Domingue made some spectacular saves against the Hawks after being replaced by rookie Adin Hill the past two games.

The Hawks were just better.

Patrick Kane and Richard Panik each scored, and Jonathan Toews had a pair of assists for the Hawks, who had lost three of four. Tommy Wingels added an empty-net goal after having a penalty shot wiped away upon review.

Clayton Keller had his NHL rookie-best sixth goal of the season, and Christian Fischer also scored for the Coyotes, who dropped to 0-7-1 with a long road trip next. Domingue stopped 24 shots.

Arizona took the early lead when a shot by Fischer hit the stick of Hawks defenseman Jordan Oesterle and slipped between Crawford's pads.

No problem for the Hawks.

The Coyotes have had a penchant for giving up goals immediately after scoring and did it again against the Hawks. Panik got this one, deflecting the puck past Domingue on a shot by Toews 1:01 after Fischer's goal. It was the ninth time Arizona has given up a goal less than two minutes after scoring.

Arizona's defensemen also have been caught pinching at the blue line multiple times this season, leading breakaways and odd-man rushes. That happened again, too, this time giving Kane, one of the best stick handlers in the game, a free run at Domingue. Kane beat him between the pads, using a deke to open up a forehand shot for his fourth of the season.

Wingels appeared to give the Hawks a two-goal lead by scoring on a penalty shot, but it was waived off after a review showed Domingue touched the puck before Wingels knocked it in.

Arizona capitalized with a quick goal this time, with Keller backhanding a loose puck in the crease past Crawford after Wingels' goal was negated.

Notes: Arizona D Niklas Hjalmarsson played against this former team for the first time. He spent 10 seasons with the Hawks, winning the Stanley Cup three times, before being traded to Arizona for Connor Murphy. ... Hawks trainer Jeff Thomas worked his 1,000th NHL game. ... Arizona G Antti Raanta missed his fourth straight game with a lower-body injury. ... The Hawks have won eight straight against Arizona.

UP NEXT

The Hawks play Tuesday night at Vegas.

Arizona kicks off a five-game eastern trip against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

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