Chicago Blackhawks rallies to beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-2

Blackhawks center Matthew Highmore, left, and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Lashoff battle for a loose puck in the third period in Chicago on Sunday. (AP photo)


AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO — Ever since he made his NHL debut almost two years ago, Dylan Sikura has been asked about when he might score his first goal for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Those questions are over.

Sikura, Dylan Strome and Adam Boqvist scored, helping Chicago rally for a 4-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

“Waited a long time for that,” a grinning Sikura said.

Dominik Kubalik tacked on a empty-netter as Chicago (19-18-6) won for the fourth time in five games.

Detroit dropped to 3-18-2 in its last 23 games. Filip Zadina and Luke Glendening scored for the NHL-worst Red Wings (10-30-3), and Jimmy Howard made 23 stops.

“It’s obviously hard to play right now,” Zadina said. “We’re not producing some points as a team. It’s kind of disappointing, but we’re trying to do our best.”

Looking for its first road win since Dec. 14, Detroit jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

With Kubalik serving a slashing penalty in the first period, Zadina beat Crawford with a wrist shot from the right circle.

Glendening then got his sixth with a well-placed redirect of Patrik Nemeth’s shot with 3:07 left in the first.