AROUND THE NHL
Blackhawks 3, Senators 2, SO
Nick Schmaltz scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to give the Blackhawks just their second victory in 11 games. Schmaltz fired a wrist shot between the legs of Mike Condon after Patrick Kane and rookie Alex DeBrincat connected earlier in the tiebreaker. Matt Duchene and Mike Hoffman scored in the shootout for the Senators, who lost their second straight. Kane scored his team-leading 23rd goal and set up Artem Anisimov’s 16th in regulation for the Blackhawks. Anton Forsberg stopped 32 shots through overtime and five of seven in the shootout.