Golden Knights top reeling Hawks, 4-3December 7, 2018 8:00am

Dec. 07-- LAS VEGAS_The Chicago Blackhawks are so desperate for a win they're willing to try anything.

Or the same thing.

For the second straight night, the Hawks gave up a couple of quick first-period goals, then tied the game in the second period to set up a deciding third period.

The plan didn't work against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday and it didn't work Thursday against the Knights, who scored twice in 12 seconds during the third period to wipe out a short-lived Hawks lead and capture a 4-3 victory at T-Mobile Arena.

Hawks goalie Corey Crawford was pulled for an extra attacker with 2 minutes, 3 seconds remaining, but they couldn't get the equalizer.

It was the Hawks' sixth consecutive loss and 17th in their last 20 games.

Artem Anisimov gave the Hawks their first lead during a game since Nov. 18 at the 12:46 mark of the third when he stole the puck near the Knights' blue line and beat goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a backhander.

But Jonathan Marchessault tied it 41 seconds later, and 12 seconds after that Alex Tuch scored on a rebound following a Brent Seabrook turnover in the Hawks' zone.

The Knights went up 1-0 on a power-play goal 88 seconds into the game. Reilly Smith sneaked in behind Seabrook, picked up a rebound and swung it around Corey Crawford.

Deryk Engelland made it 2-0 on a shot from just inside the blue line that beat Crawford, who appeared to be screened by Jonathan Toews.

Toews got the Hawks into the scoring column four minutes into the second period when he grabbed the puck off the back boards and banked it off Fleury.

A little more than 12 minutes later, Dylan Strome tied the game with a shot from a tough angle that surprised Fleury. It was Strome's third goal in six games with the Hawks.

The Knights thought they had the go-ahead goal late in the second, but it was waved off because of goaltender interference when Andreas Martinsen was shoved into Crawford by Tomas Nosek.

There was discussion among the officiating crew, and when the referee announced that the puck crossed the goal line before the net came off the moorings, the crowd erupted and the arena went into full celebration mode.

But the ref wasn't done, and when the crowd quieted down he also announced the interference call that resulted in no goal.


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