By Brad Vandenberk
With Big Ten college basketball invading the United Center this weekend, it was time for the Blackhawks to embark on a 4 game road trip spanning over 7 days. Game one was a tricky task beating the Blue Jackets in a shootout. This was the last meeting between the two clubs for this year and in the years to come the Hawks and ‘Jackets will become less familiar.
Now that the NHL realignment has been approved from the players and the business end, Columbus will be heading east. With the new division, currently under a naming process, the Hawks will only see those pesky Jackets twice a year. A team they will begin to be acquainted with are the Stars from Dallas. Dallas will move into the Hawks division which sees them playing each other 6 times a season. The last time these two teams met was back in the first week of this shortened season. Marian Hossa fired the overtime winner past Kari Lehtonen. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Brenden Morrow, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Dallas, Dallas Stars, Dave Bolland, Duncan Keith, Game recap, Johnny Oduya, Jonathan Toews, Kari Lehtonen, Marian Hossa, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, Richard Bachman, Stars, Trevor Daley, Viktor Stalberg
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks came out with a pair of early tallies to establish control in Dallas Friday night. Up 2-0 before Stars fans knew what had hit their team, the Blackhawks won their third road game in four tries this month with a 4-1 triumph.
Chicago took little time in lighting the lamp. Just seconds after the faceoff, Bryan Bickell got control of the puck along the boards between the benches. Andrew Shaw got the pass as he came over the blue line and dropped it back to Dave Bolland, who snapped home the shot past Kari Lehtonen at the ten second mark of the opening period.
Ninety seconds later, after Corey Crawford turned away a redirected shot, the Hawks brought the puck to the other end. Viktor Stalberg’s attempt was blocked by Lehtonen, but Patrick Sharp got the puck out the corner. Looping into the left faceoff circle, Sharp fired for the opposite post. The shot got past Lehtonen and 1:42 into the game held a two-goal advantage. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Alexander Salak, Andrew Brunette, Brenden Morrow, Brent Sutter, Carter Hutton, Corey Crawford, Dallas, Dallas Stars, Dave Bolland, Jamie Benn, Johnny Oduya, Kari Lehtonen, Marian Hossa, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Ray Emery, Stars, Steve Ott, Viktor Stalberg
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks saw their four-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night in the United Center. Forty minutes of defensive dominance gave way to an opportunistic Dallas Stars club that outworked the Blackhawks in the final ten minutes and stunned the home team by a score of 3-1.
Rookie goalie Richard Bachman got the start for the Stars and proved to be the difference, keeping his team in the contest with 26 saves and allowing Dallas to snatch two points from the Blackhawks.
Neither team generated a lot of scoring chances in the opening period. The ‘Hawks continued to play well in their own zone, but only outshot the Stars 6-5. Read more
Posted in Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Adam Burish, Carter Hutton, Dallas Stars, Jonathan Toews, Loui Eriksson, Marian Hossa, Michael Ryder, Richard Bachman, Stars, Steve Ott
The title isn’t probably what you’d think.
On this week’s show we review the Blackhawks 6-3 possible statement win over the visiting San Jose Sharks on Monday night. As well as the three-game losing streak, which we did predict on last week’s show, leading up to Monday night’s win.
Also on this week’s show:
-Kudos to Joel Quenneville’s recent handling of the goaltending position and why
-Change in Quenneville’s philosophy
-Stan Bowman acknowledges team fortunate
-Potential playoff matchups and which favor the Hawks
-Why a series with Vancouver may not favor Chicago
-Toews for MVP
-Ridiculous reasoning for ruling out other Hart candidates
-A GM doing his job
-This site celebrates a 5th year
-Updates on Dave Bolland and Brian Campbell injuries
-Playing Crawford every night
-More on Campoli acquisition and his value
-Trouble if Bolland’s out
-Handicapping the week ahead
-Convincing Marcus Kruger & Alexander Salak to move to N.A.
-No success explaining new standings tie-breaker method
-Superstar hits the road, and the water
-Someone visits temporary sobriety
-Hossa & Kane get their Awesome on
We didn’t get to everything, but that’s nothing new. The title of this show is a reference to the last two years of this web site. Thanks to everyone as always for visiting and listening. And for your incredible patience with us. The show returns next Tuesday night, March 22nd @ 8pm central with Dieter Kurtenbach joining me as guest-host.
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