By Brad Vandenberk
It’s the time of year when the Blackhawks players, and coaching staff, invite their mothers to enjoy the sun, sights and sounds that Florida has to offer. And why not throw a few road games in there while we’re at it. First stop Florida, where many of the former Blackhawks now reside playing with the Panthers.
The Hawks wanted to continue their dominate play against Eastern conference teams and gain some much needed points in the Central division. With a 5-0-1 record against the east side, and the Panthers starting off with an abysmal 3-6 record, this game was ripe for the picking.
Coach Q gave Corey Crawford the nod between the pipes, while savvy veteran Tim Thomas manned the net for the home team.