By Jon Fromi
Despite watching a two goal lead evaporate in the last ten minutes of the contest, the Chicago Blackhawks were able to come away with a huge 4-3 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues Thursday night at United Center.
With the victory, the Blackhawks have taken four of six games from the top team in the Western Conference. They also move another step closer to locking up a spot in the postseason with a solid performance.
The pace favored the Hawks early, but Chicago didn’t get on the board until midway through the opening frame. Kent Huskins committed a high stick on Andrew Shaw a little over two minutes in. Although the Blackhawks got a shot on goal on the power play for the first time in nine attempts, a single shot was all Chicago could muster.
The first score came when Nick Leddy found Bryan Bickell in the neutral zone in the eleventh minute. Bickell entered the Blues zone with Dave Bolland, where he skated to just above the left faceoff circle before sending a wrist shot past Jaroslav Halak at the 10:38 mark. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Alex Steen, Andrew Brunette, Blues, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, David Perron, Jaroslav Halak, Jason Arnott, Nick Leddy, Patrick Sharp, St. Louis, TJ Oshie, Viktor Stalberg
By Brad Vandenberk
The Chicago Blackhawk`s three-game road trip came to an end on Tuesday night in St Louis. The Hawks had a 3-game winning streak heading into the Scottrade Center. They took two eastern conference teams out earlier last week with the Leafs and Senators falling by one. They then travelled to Detroit where they won a tight match against their divisional rivals. With the Hawks’captain still on the shelf, they have won all three previous games the hard way, grinding out with great defense and even the back checkers making their presence felt. This game would offer another divisional match up with St Louis holding the edge in toughness and grit.
The line up remained the same with Brandon Bollig making his “home” debut. Bollig called in a favour and put his whole family in the crowd. The Hawks knew they would be going to battle against this tough Blues team. Niklas Hjalmarsson, only days away from returning, remained out with Steve Montador joining him. Morrison, O’Donnell and Frolik also missed out on the action again. Patrick Kane continued his play at center with Marian Hossa and Andrew Brunette. The rest of the line up remained the same. Ray Emery started his 3rd consecutive game in net. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Andrew Brunette, Andy McDonald, Brandon Bollig, David Perron, Jaroslav Halak, Jason Arnott, Ray Emery, Ryan Reaves, Sami Lepisto, TJ Oshie, Vladimir Sobotka
Buddy Oakes, of the Nashville Predators’ site PredsOnTheGlass.com joined us on this week’s TTMI~Radio.
We discuss all-things Predators as we preview Wednesday night’s game between the Predators and Chicago Blackhawks. This will be the first of six matchups between these two division rivals.
The Third Man In ~ Radio ~ “Nashville Preview w/Preds On The Glass”
Tuesday October 12, 2010 ~ e.56 ~ Right-Click to Download This Episode
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Among the topics discussed on tonight’s show
- 2010 Conference Quarter-Finals – A Nashville Perspective
- Sergei Kostitsyn a Predator
- The greatness of Shea Weber
- Matt Lombardi a #1 center?
- “The Predator Way”
- Ex-Hawks J.P. Dumont and Steve Sullivan
- Fans discontent with Jason Arnott last season
- Barry Trotz’ iron-clad job security
- Acquisition of Shane O’Brien
- How, or if, Nashville franchise would benefit from having a true superstar on the ice
- Would the Preds & their fans accept Alexander Radulov back?
- The rocky career of David Legwand
All this and a bunch more with Buddy.
- Then, we discuss the Niklas Hjalmarsson blind side hit on Jason Pominville from Monday night’s game in Buffalo
- Was the 2-game suspension handed down by the NHL just?
- More on these kinds of hits and Ryan Miller’s reaction
- Impressions of the Hawks first three regular season games
- Including Nick Leddy, Viktor Stalberg, Jack Skille and Marty Turco
Our show returns next Tuesday night, October 19th @ 8pm.
Posted in TTMI~Radio
Tagged Barry Trotz, Buddy Oakes, Jack Skille, Jason Arnott, Jason Pominville, JP Dumont, Marty Turco, Matt Lombardi, Nashville Predators, Nick Leddy, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Podcast, Sergei Kostitsyn, Shane O'Brien, Shea Weber, Steve Sullivan, Viktor Stalberg