By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks game in Colorado Tuesday night was a matchup of two teams looking to break out of five-game winless streaks. Someone was going to taste their first win in a while in the Pepsi Center. The ‘Hawks will have to look to break out of their growing slump further West after three third period goals sunk Chicago. Paul Stastny and David Jones led the way as the Avalanche beat the Blackhawks 5-2.
Both teams took nine shots in the first period, none of which found their way past Emery or Jean-Sebastien Giguere. The Avalanche had a couple of odd man rushes that were turned away, most notably by Duncan Keith when Colorado threatened to put of a short-handed goal on a ‘Hawks power play in the fifteenth minute.
Late in the period a bouncing puck got away from Niklas Hjalmarsson, leading to a 2-on-1 led by Stansty. Chuck Kobasew was set up with an open goal, but hit the side of the net with his one-timer. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Avalanche, Brent Seabrook, David Jones, Gabriel Landeskog, Injury, J-S Giguere, Kyle Quincey, Patrick Kane, Paul Stastny, Peter Mueller, Ray Emery, Steve Montador
By Brad Vandenberk
The Chicago Blackhawks returned home Friday night to play the Colorado Avalanche. Chicago played the night before in Philadelphia where they erased a two goal lead only to loose with 30 seconds left in the third period. This game was one the Hawks needed to win in order to maintain the 1st place status in the Western Conference and Central Division.
Andrew Shaw and Dylan Olsen remained with the big club as their games spoke volume against the Flyers less than 24 hours earlier. Dan Carcillo served his 2nd game of his seven game suspension. Marcus Kruger and Steve Montador also remained out of the Hawks’ lineup with injuries.
With new faces in the lineup, Coach Q, again, made some adjustments to his four lines. Shaw saw time at center between Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp. Michael Frolik had a chance to show what he could do as he was put up with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. The line of Dave Bolland, Bryan Bickell and Viktor Stalberg were reunited after showing some good chemistry just a few games ago. Finally Jamal Mayers, Andrew Brunette and Jimmy Hates rounded out the Hawks top 4 lines.
Corey Crawford got the nod for the Hawks and was busy early. The pace to the game had a great start as both teams had some chances to score. Half way through the first period the Hawks started to show their tired legs from playing the night before. Read more
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Tagged Chuck Kobasew, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, David Jones, David Van Der Gulik, Erik Johnson, Joel Quenneville, John Scott, Nick Leddy, Semyon Varlamov, Shane O'Brien, Steve Montador, TJ Galiardi