By Brad Gardner
The Blackhawks controlled play for much of the game when they hosted the Washington Capitals at the United Center in the only meeting of the season between the two teams. Andrew Shaw opened the scoring and finished with two goals to lead the way in a complete team effort by the ‘Hawks in which they held Washington to just 18 shots en route to a 5-2 win.
The ‘Hawks scored first for the third straight game on a deflection by Shaw in front of the net. Bryan Bickell carried the puck over the line and hit Shaw with a rink-wide pass. He made a drag move around Brooks Laich to get to the center of the ice, but his shot was kicked out by the pad of Michal Neuvirth. Duncan Keith picked up the rebound and fired it back towards the traffic in front where it deflected off Shaw for a 1-0 Chicago lead.
The speed of Viktor Stalberg helped to extend the lead a few minutes later when he beat Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a loose puck and converted on the breakaway against Neuvirth. Sharp dumped the puck down the ice and Stalberg left Orlov in his dust on his way to recovering the puck and tucking the shot behind a downed Neuvirth. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Brad Gardner, Game recap
Tagged Alexander Ovechkin, Andrew Brunette, Andrew Shaw, Bryan Bickell, Capitals, Corey Crawford, Dan Schachte, Duncan Keith, Jimmy Hayes, Michael Frolik, Michael Neuvirth, Mike Knuble, Patrick Kane, Viktor Stalberg
By Chris Block
Jonathan Toews, Joel Quenneville and the Chicago Blackhawks organization scored high in this year’s NHLPA Player Poll.
318 players submitted answers to the annual questionnaire, written by the staff of Hockey Night in Canada and the National Hockey League Player’s Association.
Joel Quenneville, who some Blackhawks fans were screaming to have fired as little as eight days ago, saw his league-wide player approval rating in the “Coach players would most like to play for” category increase from 6 percent in the 2010-11 player poll to 11% this season. Quenneville placed second to Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma, who again received 21% of votes cast in the category.
In last year’s poll, 11% of players indicated the Chicago Blackhawks as the team they would most-like to play for, putting the Blackhawks in a tie for second with the Vancouver Canucks. This time around the Blackhawks received the most votes supplanting the Detroit Red Wings who topped the category a year ago. 14% of players responding indicated the Blackhawks were the team they’d most-like to play on. Detroit slid into second-place with a slight drop at 13% of the votes. Boston came in 3rd taking 11% of the votes, also the biggest one-year jump of any NHL team. Read more
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Tagged Alexander Ovechkin, Bell Centre, Brad Shaw, Canucks, Dan Bylsma, Dave Cameron, Duncan Keith, Fighting, Hockey Night In Canada, Instigator Rule, Joel Quenneville, Jonathan Toews, Kelly Sutherland, Marian Gaborik, NHL, NHLPA, NHLPA Player Poll, Nicklas Lidstrom, Paul Devorski, Pavel Datsyuk, Players Poll, Quebec City, Rexall Place, Shea Weber, Sidney Crosby, United Center, Zdeno Chara
On this week’s edition of TTMI~Radio we discuss everything from pouting superstar hockey players to Saving the Children (and the gays) to 4-year old girls speaking in the third person.
In addition, in no particular order, we discuss…. teaching Marcus Kruger the cycle, United Center official scoring, Kerry Fraser’s book, emails on Bryan Bickell and waivers, Bolland and Pirri comparables, Hating on Twitter, our UFC picks, street clipboard peddlers, changing your Facebook status to something more particular, Vegas and UFC on Fox this Saturday night at the United Center and our pick.
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Tagged Alexander Ovechkin, Brandon Pirri, Brent Sutter, Bryan Bickell, Chael Sonnen, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, Ed Hochuli, John Scott, Kerry Fraser, Marcus Kruger, Marian Hossa, Michael Bisping, Nick Leddy, Phil Davis, Podcast, Rashad Evans, Sami Lepisto, Street peddlers, Tim Thomas, Travis Green, UFC, UFC on Fox