By Brad Gardner
The Chicago Blackhawks took the ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this week on Friday night. A back-and-forth affair eventually swung in favor of the home team, with Brent Seabrook scoring the game winning goal in a 4-3 overtime victory.
Ray Emery got the nod in net for the Blackhawks after posting two thirds of the team’s shutout the previous night in St. Louis. Corey Crawford, who left that game against the Blues after the first period due to injury, dressed as Emery’s back-up.
The Hawks squeezed past the Jackets, the NHL’s lowest ranked team in the standings, in a 1-0 regulation win on Sunday and Todd Richards’ club again proved to be all the Hawks could handle on Friday. The Jackets pushed out to a pair of one-goal leads during the first 40 minutes and were still able to put together a good effort in the third period to tie it up and force overtime. Read more
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By Brad Vandenberk
Domination and determination is what wins Stanley cups. This, we witnessed in 2010 when the Blackhawks became champions. Playing with confidence, and having their superstars turn in multi point nights, sometimes with questionable goaltending helps too.
This year is much of the same. Even the players understand that this could be one heck of a year if they are determined to dominate the opposition. The Blackhawks come from behind win in Dallas on Thursday shows that they are determined once again.
The Hawks were on the road again on Saturday night playing another Central division opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets. Read more
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Tagged 1971 Blackhawks, Artem Anisimov, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Brandon Dubinsky, Bryan Bickell, Columbus, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, Derick Brassard, Jamal Mayers, Jared Boll, Jonathan Toews, Mark Letestu, Patrick Kane, Sheldon Brookbank, Steve Mason
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks erased a third period deficit with three goals in the final seven minutes. Johnny Oduya led the attack with a goal and an assist as the ‘Hawks prevailed over the New York Rangers 4-3 in front of the 180th straight sellout crowd at the United Center.
Chicago got a big scoring opportunity seconds into the game when Duncan Keith made an area pass that Marian Hossa caught up to. Hossa beat the Ranger defense to the net, but Henrik Lundqvist snuffed out the shot.
From there, it was back and forth hockey with both teams getting their chances. Lundqvist and Ray Emery kept both teams honest along with their defenses. The ‘Hawks killed off the only penalty of the period, a delay of game call that came when returning defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson closed his hand on the puck late in the sixteenth minute. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Artem Anisimov, Brad Richards, Brandon Bollig, Brandon Prust, Henrik Lundqvist, John Scott, Johnny Oduya, Marian Hossa, Mike Rupp, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Ray Emery