Brandon Saad had gone 10 straight games since his last goal beat the Nashville Predators in overtime back on October 14. For over three periods on Saturday night, it looked like Saad’s drought would continue despite a pair of golden opportunities.
Early in the first period, Saad was awarded a penalty shot after he was interfered with on a shorthanded breakaway. Unfortunately, former Blackhawks net minder Scott Darling came up with the save to keep Saad and the Blackhawks off the scoreboard.
During a second period power play, Saad found himself all alone on the doorstep with an open net, but he couldn’t finish.
The game headed into overtime after the Blackhawks made a comeback behind a pair of goals from rookie Alex DeBrincat and the game tying tally from defenseman Gustav Forsling.
Shortly after goaltender Anton Forsberg kept the game alive with a pair of great saves…..
….Saad was set up for the game winner by the night’s breakout star, Alex DeBrincat.
Saad now has seven goals on the season. The Blackhawks are now 5-0-0 when Saad scores and he has the game winning goal in each of those five games. Maybe he should score more!