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Rapid Reaction: Hawks 3, Penguins 2 (F/SO)

PITTSBURGH -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-2 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center on Wednesday evening.

How it happened: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each scored a shootout goal, and Corey Crawford stopped two shootout attempts to give the Blackhawks the win. The Blackhawks built a 2-0 lead behind a goal from defenseman David Rundblad in the first period and a power-play goal by Marian Hossa at 2:41 of the second period. The Penguins answered in the second period and tied the game with goals by Zach Sill at 5:21 and Steve Downie at 12:22. The Penguins dominated possession for much of the game and had a number of quality chances but couldn't convert. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves. Crawford had 33 saves in the win.

What it means: The Blackhawks weren't at their best, but they found a way to pull out the victory. They won consecutive games for the first time in 2015. They improved to 30-15-2 on the season and are now 6-3-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season. The Penguins dropped to 26-12-8 on the season. The Blackhawks struggled in their possession game for the most part, aside from the line of Brandon Saad, Toews and Hossa.

Player of the game: Crawford kept the Blackhawks in the game all night and was clutch in the shootout.

Stat of the game: Toews won 15 of 22 faceoffs.

What's next: Five Blackhawks will be heading to Columbus, Ohio, for the NHL All-Star Game. The rest of the team will have a break. The Blackhawks next play at the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 28. Chicago will have six consecutive road games after the All-Star Game.