Chicago Blackhawks RW Dustin Byfuglien supplied the final dagger with a thrilling goal 3:43 into overtime for his squad to edge out the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night at the United Center. The 257 pounder raced 2/3 the length of the ice past defenseman Matt Gilroy before netting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist. “It was the highlight of the year,” said coach Joel Quenneville. “Great speed, great presence of mind. He cut in. Nice finish as well.”
Christopher Higgins notched the initial score for New York 12:10 into the first period before the two-way defensive battle really kicked in. Both teams were held scoreless until Jonathan Toews tied it up under six minutes to go in regulation. The Blackhawks are scheduled to meet up with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday before the Rangers play host to them on Saturday. Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers tickets are available all season long with us at Ace!