It may have taken a minute, but it looks like Blackhawks goalie Kevin Lankinen has figured out the Florida Panthers.
After losing his first three meetings against the Panthers, Chicago’s rookie goalie won his second in three nights Thursday as he stopped 41 shots as the Blackhawks sent Florida to its first losing streak of the season with a 3-0 win at United Center.
Florida has now lost three consecutive games and may have lost Patric Hornqvist to injury as well.
The Panthers had been 4-0 against the Blackhawks before Tuesday’s 3-2 loss.
For Lankinen, his two wins against the Panthers has, perhaps not mysteriously, coincided with star center Sasha Barkov being out of the Florida lineup.