By Jon Fromi
Corey Crawford made his return to the net in the Chicago Blackhawks game in Toronto Saturday night. It was his Maple Leafs counterpart, however, who was the story at the Air Canada Centre.
James Reimer stopped 45 or 47 Chicago shots to lead Toronto to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks. Brad Richards potted his first goal of the season and the Hawks power play was responsible for both goals. However, Reimer withstood 26 shots in the final 20 minutes to send the Blackhawks home with a loss.
First Period-The Maple Leafs gained an early power play in the third minute when Bryan Bickell tripped Sam Carrick. Chicago killed the penalty with little difficulty.
In the sixth minute, Jeremy Morin picked off a pass and headed to the net. His shot from the circle resulted in a rebound off of Reimer. However, Bickell’s second-chance attempt was also denied. Read more
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Tagged Brad Richards, Brent Seabrook, Corey Crawford, Game recap, James Reimer, James Van Riemsdyk, Jon Fromi, Kris Versteeg, Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Peter Holland, Toronto
By Michael Calvert
The Hawks brief and ridiculously hot streak ended Saturday night in Toronto. And the Hawks took the loss in a ‘taste of your own medicine’ fashion.
The Maple Leafs scored fairly early and very often. Each time the Hawks struck the Leafs had an extremely quick answer.
The Hawks had a similar looking lineup to begin the game. On the second d pairing Michael Kostka goes with Hjalmarsson, and Oduya relegated to third line duties. Read more
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Tagged Antti Raanta, Blackhawks, Brandon Saad, Jerry D'Amigo, Joffrey Lupul, Jonathan Bernier, Kent Simpson, Maple Leafs, Michael Kostka, Nikolai Kulemin, Patrick Kane, Peter Holland, Phil Kessel, Toronto
By Brad Gardner
The Blackhawks wrapped up their four-game road trip with one last stop in Anaheim on Wednesday night. The second meeting of the season between the league’s top two teams lived up to the billing, delivering a back-and-forth affair that saw each team carry play for stretches. After besting the Blackhawks in a shootout in the first meeting of the season, the Ducks mounted a third period rally to beat the ‘Hawks in regulation time by a score of 4-2.
Teemu Selanne’s third period goal proved to be the game-winner for Anaheim, who extended their current point streak to 12 games. They did so in front of a home crowd of 17, 610, the largest crowd at the Honda Center in team history.
The Blackhawks received goals from Jonathan Toews and Nick Leddy, both of whom had overall excellent games, but it was not enough. Corey Crawford stopped 22 of 25 shots in the loss as the Blackhawks fell to 3-1-0 to close out the road trip. Read more
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Tagged Anaheim, Blackhawks, Bobby Ryan, Brandon Bollig, Brent Seabrook, Corey Crawford, Dan Carcillo, Ducks, Game recap, Johnny Oduya, Jonas Hiller, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, Peter Holland, Ryan Getzlaf, Sheldon Souray, Teemu Selanne