By Michael Calvert
Wednesday marked the first meeting of long time rivals, ex-rivals? The Hawks and Wings hadn’t played one another since Game 7 on the Western Conference semi-finals in late May.
The Hawks came out looking to bury the Wings early but as is their way so often they gave up counter strikes very soon after scoring themselves.
Marian Hossa opened the scoring with his 21st goal of the season at 8:41 of the opening period. Jonathan Toews and Johnny Oduya assisted on the Hossa strike.
Less than a minute after Andrew Shaw cleaned up a second-chance opportunity after a Patrick Kane shot rang off the crossbar to put the Hawks up 2-0 on an inferior opponent, Tomas Tatar scores the first goal for the Wings. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, Darren Helm, Detroit, Game recap, Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg, Jonas Gustavsson, Jonathan Toews, Justin Abdelkader, Kyle Quincey, Marcus Kruger, Marian Hossa, Mike Babcock, Patrick Eaves, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Red Wings, Tomas Totar
By Brad Gardner
The Chicago Blackhawks made it three straight wins as they captured round five (of six) against the Detroit Red Wings, grinding out another 2-1 win against the Central Division leaders. The ‘Hawks have now earned points in all five games against the Wings this season, earning a 3-0-2 record in the process. On Sunday, goals from Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane and another steady performance from Ray Emery earned the team two important points in the standings.
The Blackhawks made good on an early tripping penalty to Kyle Quincey, taking a 1-0 lead on Patrick Sharp’s power play goal 3:17 into opening period. Sharp’s slap shot from the blue line appeared to deflect off of defenseman Niklas Kronwall in front of the net and past Jimmy Howard. The goal was Sharp’s 25th of the season
Kronwall caught a break of his own a few minutes later, when he sent a slap shot from the blue line that beat Emery and tied the game up at one goal each. Emery’s vision was blocked by defenseman Johnny Oduya, leaving him helpless against the only goal of the game for the Wings. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Brendan Smith, Jakub Kindl, Jimmy Howard, Joey MacDonald, Johnny Oduya, Kyle Quincey, Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Pavel Datsyuk
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
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Tagged Avalanche, Brent Seabrook, David Jones, Gabriel Landeskog, Injury, J-S Giguere, Kyle Quincey, Patrick Kane, Paul Stastny, Peter Mueller, Ray Emery, Steve Montador