By Brad Vandenberk
The road trip has ended and the Blackhawks find themselves at the UC playing 3 games in 5 days. Their recent road trip had them obtain 6 out of a possible 8 points.
Their only loss came at the hands of the Ducks on Wednesday, abolishing a 2-1 lead with 6 minutes left in the 3rd period, losing 4-2.
That’s not the only loss that was suffered. Marian Hossa left the game in Colorado on Monday night and has yet to play a shift since. Coach Q stated that the injury is not serious and that Hossa is expected to return shortly. Sorry Hawks fans, Hossa did not dress tonight for the Kings match. He has also been listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest against the Flames. Hossa was a big contributor to the Hawks beating the Flames in Calgary scoring the tying goal with 2.4 seconds left in the game. They then went on to claim victory in the shootout. Read more
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Tagged Anze Kopitar, Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Brent Seabrook, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Dustin Brown, Dwight King, Game recap, Jarret Stoll, Jonathan Quick, Jonathan Toews, Jordan Nolan, Kings, Los Angeles, Marian Hossa, Michael Frolik, Patrick Kane, Tyler Toffoli
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks were handed their first loss at the United Center in nearly a month Wednesday night. Jonathan Quick denied 38 shots on goal as the Los Angeles Kings bested Chicago 2-0.
The Blackhawks got off to a solid start in the opening minutes, generating two big scoring opportunities. Andrew Brunette’s backhand attempt was stopped by Quick in the first minute. Brandon Pirri got a look from the slot when Marian Hossa fed him following a takeaway, but the shot was blocked by Mike Richards.
Chicago spent most of the first ten minutes on penalty kill duty. John Scott was tabbed with roughing 2:31 into the game when he took on the Kings in front of the Los Angeles net. At the 5:53 mark, Patrick Sharp was charged with a double minor for a high stick. The PK unit was up to the task, killing all six minutes of the infractions.
The Blackhawks got their first time with the man advantage when Brad Richardson was called for hooking with 5:20 to go in the first. They got another with 2:31 when Drew Doughty hooked Patrick Kane. Both power plays expired with no lighting of the lamp and the teams went to the locker rooms with no score. Read more
On tonight’s show we’re joined by The Mayor, coincidentally enough, owner and author of MayorsManor.com, an outstanding LA Kings’ blog.
John joins us to give us the latest on the Drew Doughty contract hold out, where the two sides stand and how Doughty’s status is, or isn’t, affecting his teammates.
Over this solid hour, we covered the Kings’ depth and versatility on the blue line. We take a look at the rookie who will likely step in to hold Doughty’s place in the line up in the interim; Jack Johnson’s place heading into his new 7-year contract and Willie Mitchell’s health and value entering what is a contract-year for the former Canuck blue liner.
Up front we preview a new-look top six and the competition for jobs on the Kings’ third and fourth lines. Also, Mayor gives us his thoughts on Mike Richards in LA, where the real leadership comes from on this Kings team and why the Mayor believes this group of Kings are the real deal.
We covered all-things Kings. The Mayor does a terrific job covering the team. From player interviews, behind the scenes insight to breaking news, MayorsManor is a must-visit for LA Kings information and analysis.
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Tagged Anze Kopitar, Dean Lombardi, Don Meehan, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson, Jarret Stoll, Kings, Kyle Clifford, LA Kings, Mayors Manor, Mike Richards, Podcast, Season Preview, Terry Murray, Willie Mitchell