BERLIN – The Blackhawks wrapped up the 2019 preseason with a 3-1 win over Eisbaren Berlin on Sunday evening from Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. At the end of a back-and-forth opening frame, Jonathan Toews put the Blackhawks up in the final minute of the period with a bit of skill. Patrick Kane found his certerman with a no-look feed from behind the goal, with Toews finishing the chance top shelf in in the near corner from the bottom of the circle. Corey Crawford‘s night was finished at the 11:00 mark of the second, a scheduled split with newcomer Robin Lehner. Eisbaren Berlin found the equalizer just over three minutes later as Marcel Nobels founr Sean Backman from behind the net and the forward fired a quick shot past Lehner from point-blank range.
Alexander Nylander continued the trend of in-tight tallies at 10:12 of the third, corraling a loose puck at the side of the goal and roofing a shot top shelf past as sprawled-out Maximikian Franzreb for a 2-1 lead.David Kampf sealed the 3-1 win with an empty netter from inside his own blue line at 18:40 of the third. The Blackhawks depart for Prague, Czech Republic on Monday afternoon, where they will open the 2019-20 season against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday at 1 p.m. CT.