By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks staked out a two-goal lead in the first period Sunday night, keeping the visiting Minnesota Wild on their heels for most of the evening. The Hawks got plenty of offense to go with a solid night on the part of Corey Crawford. Chicago goes on a four-day break with the good feeling of a 4-1 win.
First Period-After the teams traded a couple of possessions, the Hawks got a shot at a goal when Andrew Shaw came around the net and centered to Patrick Sharp. The shot was off the mark, however.
Shortly thereafter, the top line got the scoring going. Marian Hossa got the puck to Brandon Saad in the Wild zone. Saad found Jonathan Toews at the left circle and the captain drove to the net and got Niklas Backstrom out of the crease. The captain centered to Hossa, who took advantage of a wide open net to give Chicago a 1-0 lead 4:17 into the period. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brad Richards, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Game recap, Jason Zucker, Johnny Oduya, Jon Fromi, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Matt Cooke, Minnesota, Niklas Backstrom, Patrick Kane, Teuvo Teravainen, Wild
“It is well, it is well, with my soul.”
Amateur – “Mr Hogan, how do you back the ball up on the green?
Ben Hogan – “Well, how far do you hit an 8-iron?”
Amateur – “Oh, about a 125 yds.”
Ben Hogan – “Why in the hell would you want to back the ball up?”
By Rich Lindbloom
The Hawks current predicament reminds me of Alfred E. Neuman’s seemingly inextricable mess in the above cartoon. In the early 80’s, a innovation called square grooves somewhat revolutionized the game of golf. They replaced the traditional V-shaped grooves and supposedly were able to make you back the ball up on the green like a Yo-Yo. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Dwayne Johnson, Horatio Spafford, Jared Spurgeon, Joel Quenneville, Keith Ballard, Marcus Kruger, Matt Cooke, Minnesota, Patrick Kane, Rich Lindbloom, Samuel L. Jackson, Wild
By Michael Calvert
The Hawks came into St Paul riding a one game losing streak after dropping one in heart breaking fashion to the Stars.
Aside from the first, the lines looked much different. Kris Versteeg played center for the second line, and I thought played fairly well. Recent call ups Jeremy Morin and Joakim Nordstrom played on the third line with d man Sheldon Brookbank; you know Harding was shaking in his skates looking at that line. The Hawks kept the 4th line of Bollig, Krüger and Ben Smith intact. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Game recap, Jared Spurgeon, Jeremy Morin, Joakim Nordstrom, Jonas Brodin, Josh Harding, Kris Versteeg, Marco Scandella, Marian Hossa, Matt Cooke, Minnesota, Wild, Zach Parise