Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner was good against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, but he wasn't good enough. Chicago prevailed with a 2-1 win that was closer than it probably should have been. The 'Hawks outshot Ottawa 39-26.
Chicago trailed 1-0 at the end of the first period, but tied the score five minutes into the second period when Bryan Bickell beat Lehner. Bickell's seventh goal of the season was assisted by Patrick Sharp and Marcus Kruger. Four minutes later, Chicago would take the lead for good. Marian Hossa scored his 27th goal of the season on a power play that was set-up by teammates Patrick Sharp and Jamal Mayers.
The win gives Chicago 77 points and pushes the 'Hawks to 35-24-7 overall. Ottawa falls to 34-24-8.
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