By Michael Calvert
Last night’s game started out almost laughably one-sided in the Hawks favor. Buffalo was unable to generate any type of consistency in any facet of the game. Fortunately, for the Sabres, Ryan Miller was spectacular. Fortunately, for the Hawks, so too was Corey Crawford.
1st period: The Blackhawks started the game with Brandon Saad on Jonathan Toews wing, along with Patrick Kane. This line, up until jumbled again, was dominant on most every shift they were on the ice for. One more interesting line change was Marcus Kruger playing second line center. Kruger looked good in the second line center position, ending the night winning 45% of his faceoffs taken. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged 10/12/2013, Ben Smith, Blackhawks, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Saad, Brent Seabrook, Bryan Bickell, Buffalo, Cody Hodgson, Corey Crawford, Drew Stafford, Game recap, Marcus Kruger, October 12, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Miller, Sabres, Steve Ott, Thomas Vanek, Zemgus Girgensons
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks definitely showed up at Rogers Arena Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the return of Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews to the line up was spoiled with 37 saves by Cory Schneider and an overtime tally by the Sedin twins.
Chicago picked up a point in the first game on the road over the next three weeks, but Vancouver prevailed by a score of 3-2.
The momentum ebbed and flowed throughout the opening period. Vancouver got an early opportunity when David Booth beat Niklas Hjalmarsson for control of a puck. Booth found himself fight in front of Corey Crawford 90 seconds into the game, but his shot was knocked away.
Andrew Shaw drew a clipping penalty from Keith Ballard that the Canucks killed in the fourth minute. Patrick Sharp found Marian Hossa streaking up the ice and it appeared as if he would get a breakaway attempt on Cory Schneider. Alex Burrows make a nice play to thwart Hossa, then helped set up the game’s first goal at the 7:58 mark. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Andrew Shaw, Brendan Morrison, Canucks, Cody Hodgson, Corey Crawford, Corey Schneider, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, John Scott, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Kesler, Vancouver, Viktor Stalberg