By Brad Vandenberk
With over 40 family and friends attending the Consol Energy Center, Brandon Saad better hope his game is better than his outing in Ottawa where he posted a minus-3. Sunday was Saad’s first regular season game in his hometown of Pittsburgh since turning pro with the Chicago Blackhawks.
This recent Eastern Conference road trip has not been kind to these Hawks going a disappointing 0-2. The return to the scene of the Cup win was not so eventful being manhandled 3-0. Then to Canada‘s capital to be embarrassed against one of the conference’s worst. Now to complete the trip it’s a Sidney Crosby versus Jonathan Toews match up. Read more
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By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks offered a national audience a dominating performance Saturday night. In a snowy Stadium Series contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hawks used a big night from Jonathan Toews and a strong penalty kill to defeat the Penguins 5-1 at Soldier Field.
First Period-The teams labored in the snow for most of the first few minutes until Simon Despres was called for tripping Marcus Kruger in the fifth minute. Kris Versteeg got the only shot on goal as the Penguins negated the man advantage.
Pittsburgh got a loose puck in front of Corey Crawford in the seventh minute but the Hawks goalie covered it up. Forty seconds later, Ben Smith made a nice pass to Kruger only to have Marc-Andre Fleury made a nice save on Kruger’s shot attempt. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Brent Seabrook, Bryan Bickell, Chicago, Corey Crawford, James Neal, Joel Quenneville, Jonathan Toews, Kris Versteeg, Marc-Andre Fleury, Marian Hossa, NHL, Patrick Sharp, Penguins, Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby, Simon Despres, Stadium Series