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Blackhawks Top Kings in Shootout

Thursday night, Collin Delia picked up the biggest win of his fledgling NHL career and outdueled Jonathon Quick.


Delia made 43 saves and stopped all three of Los Angeles' attempts in the shootout to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory.


Delia grew up in Southern California going to Los Angeles Kings games and watching Quick in goal.


Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist in regulation and then had the only score in the shootout for the Blackhawks, who have won two straight for the first time since getting four consecutive victories in the middle of January.


Delia made only his third NHL appearance this season. The 27-year old goalie began the season with Rockford of the AHL before being called up two months into the season. With Chicago playing on back-to-back nights, Delia found out before Wednesday's game in Anaheim that he was going to get the start.


Delia will be seeing more action over the final month of the season. He is the Blackhawks' backup goaltender after Marc Andre-Fleury was traded to Minnesota and Kevin Lankinen assumed No. 1 duties.


Patrick Kane also had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks. Sam Lafferty also scored.


Phillip Danault scored twice for the Kings for his fourth multigoal game of the season. Quick made 28 saves.


Trevor Moore added a short-handed score for Los Angeles. He's the first Kings player since Mike Richards in 2011 to have a short-handed goal in two straight games.


Kane, who has four straight games with a point, has 23 in March (five goals, 18 assists). That's second to Nashville's Roman Josi, who has 26 points this month. Kane was in position after DeBrincat's shot took a big bounce off the endboards and put it past Quick at 16:44 of the first period.


Shortly after Los Angeles' Troy Stecher was sent to the penalty box for hooking, the Kings evened it on Moore's breakaway short-hander 2:13 into the second. Moore has 13 goals this season, but four are short-handed - which ties him with Columbus' Gustav Nyquist, Florida's Aleksander Barkov, Ottawa's Alex Formenton and Anaheim's Isac Lundestrom for the league lead.


DeBrincat scored his team-leading 36th of the season nine minutes later on a one-timer after a feed from behind the net by Dylan Strome.


Both of Danault's goals were rebounds in front of the net. His first score at 16:50 of the second period gave him his third goal in the last four games and tied it at 2.


After Lafferty's backhander in front of the crease put the Blackhawks back on top with 1:51 remaining in the second, Danault would tie it again at 9:07 of the third when he was able to fight through traffic and knock it in.


With the Kings still missing seven key players due to injuries, coach Todd McLellan thought this was the first time there were major breakdowns in communication. Despite being short-handed, Los Angeles is in second place in the Pacific Division by two points over Edmonton.


The Blackhawks conclude their three-game road trip against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.

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