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Keith, Hagel tally in Hawks first win of preseason

Blackhawks’ fans got their first in-person view of their 2019-20 team as the preseason scene shifted to the United Center on Wednesday for the team’s third game in as many days.

Brandon Hagel capitalized on a fortunate bounce early in the second period and Duncan Keith blasted what would stand as the game-winning goal later in the frame as Chicago bested the visiting Detroit Red Wings by a 2-1 score before an announced crowd of 20,523.

Corey Crawford stopped 23 of 24 shots in his first action of the preseason. The 34-year old veteran, entering the final season of his six year contract, looked as sharp as he was forced to be, which wasn’t much.