By Brad Gardner
The Blackhawks captured their second consecutive win Thursday night at the United Center against the visiting Minnesota Wild. A three-goal second period built a big enough lead for the ‘Hawks to hold in the third as the team earned a 5-2 win over the reeling Wild.
Minnesota winger Devin Setoguchi, who was scratched for the team’s previous game Tuesday against San Jose, notched the first goal of the contest just after the game’s first TV timeout. Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery kicked a rebound out to the top of his crease, leaving an easy play for Setoguchi on the fly-by to get the Wild on the board first.
Chicago’s Andrew Shaw knotted the game at 1-1 later in the first period for his second goal in five games. Bryan Bickell drove the slot and occupied the defenseman, leaving Shaw room to skate in closer up the left side of the zone and beat Minnesota’s Josh Harding to the far side. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Bobbleheads, Bryan Bickell, Dave Bolland, Devin Setoguchi, Jimmy Hayes, Joel Quenneville, Jonathan Toews, Josh Harding, Kyle Brodziak, Marian Hossa, Matt Hackett, Michael Frolik, Ray Emery, Sean O'Donnell, Steve Montador, Viktor Stalberg
By Chris Block
Jeremy Morin lit the lamp for his 7th and 8th goals of the season, but a series of IceHogs penalties swung the momentum Wednesday afternoon. From there, the Chicago Wolves got two third period goals from Mark Mancari to defeat Rockford 4-2.
A mostly school kids field trip day crowd of 6,113 in Rosemont, Illinois witnessed their Wolves down the IceHogs for the fourth time in five meetings this season.
“Our penalty killing did a good job,” head coach Ted Dent said in the wake of the IceHogs’ 20th regulation loss (13-20-1-3). “I thought some of the (penalty) calls were below average, but what can you do?” Read more
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Tagged Alec Richards, Alexander Salak, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Segal, Brett McLean, Chris DiDomenico, Dylan Olsen, IceHogs, Jeremy Morin, Kyle Beach, Mark Mancari, Matt Climie, Michael Davies, Pete Leblanc, Rostislav Olesz, Shawn Lalonde, Ted Dent, Victor Oreskovich, Wolves