Malcolm Subban of Toronto, Ontario recorded his third career National Hockey League shutout on Saturday. Subban made 29 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-0 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Subban made 10 saves in the first period, 10 saves in the second period, and nine saves in the third period. Michael Rasmussen of Vancouver, British Columbia led the Red Wings with six shots on goal.
Offensively for Chicago, the Blackhawks were led by Vinnie Hinostroza, who notched three assists. Patrick Kane also had a multi-point game for the Blackhawks, as he had one goal and one assist for two points. The other Blackhawks’ goal scorers were Wyatt Kalynuk of Brandon, Manitoba, Alex DeBrincat, and Pius Suter. For Kalynuk, it was his second career NHL goal. The first came on April 10 in a 4-3 Blackhawks win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Meanwhile, this was Subban’s second shutout this season. The first came on February 25 in a 2-0 Blackhawks win over the Blue Jackets. Subban’s first career NHL shutout came on March 21, 2019, in a 5-0 Golden Knights win over the Winnipeg Jets.
With the shutout, Subban improved to a record of five wins, five regulation losses, and one loss in extra time. He has a goals against average of 2.86 and a save percentage of .911. The Blackhawks meanwhile are now only two points back of the Nashville Predators for a playoff spot in the Central Division.