Johnson scored in SO, Blackhawks beat Golden Knights 4-3

Chicago (AFP) – Tyler Johnson scored in the seventh round of the shootout, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat Vegas 4-3 on Wednesday night, eliminating the Golden Knights from the playoffs.

Johnson scored with a wrist shot seconds before Dallas, who needed a point to eliminate Vegas regardless, entered into overtime at home against Arizona. It was Johnson’s only goal of 14 attempts in the tiebreak.

“I don’t know how to explain it,” Vegas coach Pete Debore said of the seven failed attempts for the Golden Knights who lost their third game in a row on penalties. “I am at the front of the line for responsibility. … There are a lot of expectations from this team.”

Taylor Radish scored twice as Caleb Jones scored for the Black Hawks, who won the second in a row. Kevin Lankinen stopped 37 rounds.

“We kind of tried to play the spoiler,” Jones said. We wanted to defeat these guys and bring them home as well. So it was fun to win. It’s good to spoil their party.”

Michael Amadeo, Alec Martinez and Max Pasuritti scored goals for Vegas, while Chandler Stevenson had three assists. Logan Thompson also scored 37 saves.

“Decisions are beyond our control,” Passeuretti said of the Offseason, which starts in Vegas before the playoffs for the first time. “We believe in what we have in this team. We have had two rounds in the last two years and one before coming here. There is still no excuse for the position we are in now.”

The Golden Knights returned from three delays with one goal in the first and second half.

“Obviously the drive tonight was a problem even though we were sportingly alive,” Debor said. “At various points, you see the scoreboard. But there was an emotional disappointment after a tough, tough game in Dallas last night that we could have won.”

Stevenson was an optimist until the end.

“We wanted to give ourselves a chance,” Stephenson said. “More crazier things have happened. We just came up short.”

“I know the other coaches,” said Chicago interim coach Derek King. “I feel for them, but our job is to win hockey games. So I’m glad we did.”

Passeurity’s mid-air deflected Brayden McNabb’s surprise shot tied the match three times with 2:48 per second remaining. That wiped out Chicago defender Jones’ lead with a 30-foot shot at 5:03 in third.

Raddysh scored the first two goals for the Black Hawks, making him 11th of the season. He opened the scoring by placing the disc on Thompson’s rear at 16:01 in the first period. Vegas 1:38 later tied Amadeo’s wrist at a deep left side angle.

Radish put the Blackhawks 2-1 ahead one second to the left in the first half, a lead that lasted until 3:57 of a second, when Martinez hit a discus past Lankinen’s outstretched hand.

Thompson made a big save on Alex DeBrincat with 1:42 left in organizational time, stopping the striker from 20 feet away to help force overtime.

Thompson eliminated Patrick Kane’s close opportunity after 42 seconds of overtime, after which Lankinen stopped Jack Eshel’s lead from about 20 feet to keep the match tied.

Notes: Thompson has been on target for the fourth consecutive game with Robin Lehner absent after shoulder surgery. …Chicago de Calvin de Haan and de Eric Gustafson had healthy scratches. … The Blackhawks’ 14 home wins are the fewest in a full season of 41 home games since 2003-2004, when they went 13-17-6-5 at United Centre. … With one game remaining, no player from the Blackhawk defense has scored a goal in power play this season. Only three goals from strength games last season came from the Chicago team.

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Golden Knights: In St. Louis Friday night to close out the season.

Black Hawks: At Buffalo on Friday night at the end of the season.

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