By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks returned to the United Center for the first time in 2014, hosting the San Jose Sharks for the second time this season. The Hawks rallied from a goal down in the third period Sunday but ultimately fell to the Sharks 3-2 in a shootout.
San Jose elected to start backup goalie Alex Stalock after Antti Niemi had a rough afternoon in Colorado Saturday. Stalock stopped 33 of 35 shots as well as both Chicago shootout attempts to pick up the win.
First Period– However, it was Hawks starter Corey Crawford who provided the first real scoring opportunity in the fourth minute. The Sharks Justin Braun picked off Crawford’s pass at the right circle but his shot struck the right post. Read more
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Tagged Alex Stalock, Blackhawks, Brent Burns, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Game recap, Jason Demers, Joel Quenneville, Jon Fromi, Logan Couture, Michal Rozsival, Niklas Hjalmarsson, San Jose, Sharks
“Skate!” – Michelindbloomo
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it
and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. – Michelangelo
By Rich Lindbloom
In 1501, Michelangelo was commissioned to sculpt a statue of the famous biblical figure David. He was given a block of damaged marble 19 feet tall, chiseling away at it for almost three years. The finished sculpture was over 17 feet tall! Purportedly, when Michelangelo finished his masterpiece, it was so life like he shouted, “Speak!” I thought about the difficulties a sculptor might encounter when detailing his creation. As I packed the snow to form Frosty on Saturday, chunks would fall out and I’d have to start all over. Can you imagine if Michelangelo hit down a little too hard with that chisel – I’m pretty sure that’s what happened to a lot of the sculptures that have missing arms. Read more
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Tagged Antti Raanta, Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, Frosty, Joe Thornton, Kyle Okposo, Michael Frolik, Michelangelo, Patrick Sharp, Rich Lindbloom, Viktor Stalberg