Tom Lysiak celebrated his return from a 12-game layoff by breaking a 1-1 tie in the second period, then the Blacks Hawks went on to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 5-3, in Chicago last night.
After the Kings' Bernie Nicholls gave his team a 1-0 lead midway in the first period with his 24th goal of the year, the Black Hawks stormed back less than a minute later to tie the score when Doug Wilson scored his 16th goal of the year.
Lysiak, who had missed the last 12 games with an injured instep in his right foot, gave the Black Hawks their lead after he scored from point blank range on a pass.
Then, with the Kings a man short, Al Secord scored his 46th goal of the year on a pass from Steve Larmer. It was the Black Hawks' 71st power play goal of the year and set a club record for one season. The previous mark of 70 was established in 1965-66.
Chicago's Curt Fraser then scored Chicago's third unanswered goal of the second period when he deflected a shot from the right corner by linemate Steve Ludzik.
The Kings' Doug Smith cut the deficit to two goals when he scored early in the final period but the Black Hawks regained their three-goal margin when Denis Cyr scored his seventh goal of the year, midway in the period.
Marcel Dionne of Los Angeles scored his 43rd goal of the year with 25 second left to play.