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Content: things in the Blackhawks season have been as mercurial, frustrating and head scratching as their power play. For a chunk of this season https://www.blackhawkschifans.com/tanner-kero-jersey-c-17.html , it was futile, which is baffling given the amount of skill the Hawks have on their power play units. On Saturday, it was equal parts maddening and prolific, and fortunately for Hawks, it was more prolific than maddening by the end of the night. After relinquishing a lead on a shorthanded goal in the third period, Hawks center Artem Anisimov continued his hot streak with a power play score 21 seconds later that boosted the Hawks to a 2 1 victory at PPG Paints Arena. Unlike the season opener against the Penguins, this wasn t a 10 1 blowout, but the Hawks aren t complaining after winning for the third time in their last four games. Anismov made an impressive play on which he snatched the puck from behind the net and contorted his body just enough to get a shot past Penguins goaltender Matt Murray 8 minutes, 21 seconds into the third. It came just shortly after Matt Hunwick tied the score 1 1. Anisimov said the Hawks were able to turn the page quickly after the shorthanded goal. What has happened has happened, Anisimov said. We just need to forget that. Learn from the mistakes and go forward. And just go out and play the power play. Given the power play s struggles, getting two goals from the unit was a surprise. But the Hawks also got help from another unlikely source — a coach s challenge. Joel Quenneville hasn t had the best record with those, but on Saturday he got his way. The Penguins appeared to tie it 2 2 on a Jake Guentzel shot at 11 33 but Quenneville successfully challenged that defenseman Olli Maatta interfered with goalie Corey Crawford. Live https://www.blackhawkschifans.com/brandon-saad-jersey-c-15.html , it looked like it was interference and then the replay looked like it verified it, so you have to go with it, Quenneville said. The Hawks got their first power play goal at 12 32 of the first period from defenseman Gustav Forsling, who scored his second goal of the season. The Hawks had a couple of injury scares in the second period. Defenseman Connor Murphy exited briefly after blocking a shot, Jan Rutta Jersey but the major concern came when Evgeni Malkin collided with Crawford in a chilling moment at 8 43. Malkin s thigh appeared to make contact with Crawford s head, sending Crawford backward onto the ice and Malkin to the penalty box for goaltender interference. Crawford went back into the Hawks locker room for further evaluation of a potential concussion. Quenneville said Crawford had his bell rung a little bit there but Crawford said he felt fine and the evaluation was more precautionary than anything. Crawford wasn t out for long. He re entered the game 2 52 later — and he returned in peak form. He finished with 35 saves, while saving his best for last. With less than 18 seconds remaining https://www.blackhawkschifans.com/richard-panik-jersey-c-16.html , he stuck out a pad in the hope it would stop a Phil Kessel shot from going in an open net. With a little help from Brent Seabrook , who got a stick on it, Crawford made the stop. I don t know how it stayed out, Crawford said. But it did, and what could have been a bad night on a number of fronts for the Hawks turned out to be a good one.