By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks continued to roll on the road Monday night, coming away with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Chicago prevailed despite losing Marian Hossa to an upper body injury early in the game and Brent Seabrook to an apparent benching by coach Joel Quenneville during the second period.
The Blackhawks got off to a fast start, with Jimmy Hayes benefitting from a strong fore check by Dave Bolland to pot his first goal with the ‘Hawks this season. Jan Hejda lost the puck to Patrick Kane, who fired to Hayes in front of the net. Hayes went to the backhand and slid home the game’s first goal at the 3:47 mark.
Less than a minute later, Bryan Bickell took a hit from Erik Johnson but was able to tip the puck out of the Chicago zone. Viktor Stalberg went up the left side and found Andrew Shaw to his right. Shaw went high on Semyon Varlamov and gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 with less than five minutes into the contest. Read more
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By Brad Vandenberk
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have reached the halfway point of the shortened NHL season and your Chicago Blackhawks have yet to lose a game in regulation. Let’s see a show of hands of how many people thought this would happen.
At this stage let’s take a minute to review the season preview that was posted back in January. There were a few statements that I made in believing what would make this Hawks team successful.
We will start from the goalies and make our way up to the forwards. Corey Crawford and Ray Emery were viewed as being the “unknown” factors. Read more
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Tagged Avalanche, Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Bryan Bickell, Colorado, Corey Crawford, Gabriel Landeskog, Game recap, Jamie McGuinn, John Mitchell, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Matt Duchene, P.A. Parenteau, PA Parenteau, Paul Stastny, Ray Emery, Ryan O'Reilly, Semyon Varlomov, The Streak