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The Game in GIFs: Blackhawks vs. Capitals

Hawks defeat the Capitals 8-5
Photo: Rob Grabowski/USA Today Sports

Photo: Rob Grabowski/USA Today Sports

Talk about a barn-burner. This game featured 13 combined goals, a hat trick, and a couple of two-goal performances. The Blackhawks edged the Capitals by a score of 8-5 to get back in the win column. Check out all the highlights from this wild one right here!

First Period

Saad creates space for himself with a beautiful power move and snaps one past Holtby to open the scoring:

Kane makes it 2-0:

Orpik beats Delia from the half-wall:

The Blackhawks get right back to work and regain the two-goal lead just 18 seconds later with some help from Orlov:

Kunitz tried to sneak one in, but the net had been dislodged prior to his attempt:

Second Period

Strome feeds DeBrincat who roofs it past Holtby. The Capitals made a change in net after this goal:

Things get a little chippy after Keith hip-checks Wilson:

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Delia makes an incredible sprawling save on Wilson:

Orlov beats Delia from a bad angle to make it 4-2:

Third Period

Carlson blasts one home from the top of the left circle to cut the Blackhawks lead to one:

Patrick Kane gets his second goal of the game, this one came on the power play:

Toews has all kinds of space on the odd-man rush and makes it 6-3 Blackhawks:

A Blackhawks scramble in their own zone leads to Carlson's second goal of the game:

Delia gets screened by Koekkoek and Niskanen snipes one top shelf to pull the Caps within one:

Toews dances around Orlov and completes the hat trick:

Hawks Win

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