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Relive the Blackhawks' thrilling 3OT victory on CSN at 3:30 p.m. today

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Relive the Blackhawks' thrilling 3OT victory on CSN at 3:30 p.m. today

By Sarah Langs

Did you fall asleep last night? Watch the entire game but can’t believe it was really real? Either way, relive it today on CSN at 3:30 p.m.

CSN will re-air the Blackhawks’ triple-overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks this afternoon. It’s your chance to see the headbutt no-goal, Marcus Kruger’s game-winner and all of the excitement again.

SportsTalk Live will air at 7 p.m. on CSN, followed by SportsNet Central at 7:30 p.m.

[NBC SHOP: Gear up, Blackhawks fans!]

At 8pm, the hockey reminiscing continues. But instead of looking at last night, it’s looking further back, at the career of Tony Esposito in the premiere of Inside Look: Tony Esposito.

Esposito is the Blackhawks’ all-time goaltender leader in games played, wins, minutes and shutouts. Esposito has 45 career playoff victories. Corey Crawford has 38 playoff wins, putting him seven away from Esposito for the franchise mark.

What else is seven victories away? Oh yeah, The Cup.

After Inside Look, Cubs Pregame Live will air at 8:30 p.m.

Then, at 9 p.m., the Cubs will take on the Padres in San Diego, looking to even up the series on the West Coast.

Instant reaction: Blackhawks squander late lead, fall to Golden Knights in shootout

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Instant reaction: Blackhawks squander late lead, fall to Golden Knights in shootout

FINAL SCORE:

Golden Knights 2, Blackhawks 1 (SO)

Snap judgments:

— The Blackhawks played a Golden Knights team that was on the second of a back-to-back and coming off an ugly 6-2 loss in Philadelphia on Monday. They knew the visiting team would come in desperate and it was an even battle, except in the third period when the Golden Knights took control and tied it up at 1-1 with 1:33 left in regulation.

— It took just two games for Kirby Dach to score his first career NHL goal, which will be the first of many. Olli Maatta's pass went off Dach's leg and in, to which Dach said on NBC Sports Chicago during first intermission: "It wasn't the prettiest goal, but I'll take it."

— This was a straight goaltending battle between two of the league's best in Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner. Fleury was coming off a 29-save shutout against Pittsburgh on Saturday and he followed that up by stopping 31 of 32 shots for a save percentage of .969 against the Blackhawks. Lehner was just as good, if not better, turning aside 33 of 34 shots for a save percentage of .971. He's now 1-0-2 on the season .

Three stars:

1. Golden Knights G Marc-Andre Fleury — Stopped 31 of 32 shots for .969 save percentage

2. Blackhawks C Kirby Dach — First career NHL goal

3. Blackhawks G Robin Lehner — Stopped 33 of 34 shots for .971 save percentage

Must-see highlights:

— Dach's first career NHL goal

— Lehner's desperation save in overtime

What's next:

The Blackhawks host the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago.

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Blackhawks make minor league trade with Panthers, acquire defenseman Ian McCoshen

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Blackhawks make minor league trade with Panthers, acquire defenseman Ian McCoshen

The Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Ian McCoshen from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward prospect Aleksi Saarela, the team announced Tuesday. He will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

McCoshen is on a one-year contract that runs through the end of the 2019-20 season. His cap hit is $700,000 and he's set to become a restricted free agent.

Originally drafted by the Panthers in the second round (No. 31 overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, McCoshen has appeared in 60 career NHL games and has seven points (four goals, three assists) and an ice time average of 14:26 per game. He has four assists in seven games with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL this season.

The motive behind the move appears to be giving each player a fresh start elsewhere, although Saarela's time with the Blackhawks was short-lived. He was acquired by the Blackhawks in June, along with Calvin de Haan, for goaltender Anton Forsberg and defenseman Gustav Forsling and had one assist in five games with the Rockford IceHogs.

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