By Michael Calvert
Last night’s game started out almost laughably one-sided in the Hawks favor. Buffalo was unable to generate any type of consistency in any facet of the game. Fortunately, for the Sabres, Ryan Miller was spectacular. Fortunately, for the Hawks, so too was Corey Crawford.
1st period: The Blackhawks started the game with Brandon Saad on Jonathan Toews wing, along with Patrick Kane. This line, up until jumbled again, was dominant on most every shift they were on the ice for. One more interesting line change was Marcus Kruger playing second line center. Kruger looked good in the second line center position, ending the night winning 45% of his faceoffs taken. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged 10/12/2013, Ben Smith, Blackhawks, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Saad, Brent Seabrook, Bryan Bickell, Buffalo, Cody Hodgson, Corey Crawford, Drew Stafford, Game recap, Marcus Kruger, October 12, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Ryan Miller, Sabres, Steve Ott, Thomas Vanek, Zemgus Girgensons
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks came out with a pair of early tallies to establish control in Dallas Friday night. Up 2-0 before Stars fans knew what had hit their team, the Blackhawks won their third road game in four tries this month with a 4-1 triumph.
Chicago took little time in lighting the lamp. Just seconds after the faceoff, Bryan Bickell got control of the puck along the boards between the benches. Andrew Shaw got the pass as he came over the blue line and dropped it back to Dave Bolland, who snapped home the shot past Kari Lehtonen at the ten second mark of the opening period.
Ninety seconds later, after Corey Crawford turned away a redirected shot, the Hawks brought the puck to the other end. Viktor Stalberg’s attempt was blocked by Lehtonen, but Patrick Sharp got the puck out the corner. Looping into the left faceoff circle, Sharp fired for the opposite post. The shot got past Lehtonen and 1:42 into the game held a two-goal advantage. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Alexander Salak, Andrew Brunette, Brenden Morrow, Brent Sutter, Carter Hutton, Corey Crawford, Dallas, Dallas Stars, Dave Bolland, Jamie Benn, Johnny Oduya, Kari Lehtonen, Marian Hossa, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Ray Emery, Stars, Steve Ott, Viktor Stalberg
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks saw their four-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night in the United Center. Forty minutes of defensive dominance gave way to an opportunistic Dallas Stars club that outworked the Blackhawks in the final ten minutes and stunned the home team by a score of 3-1.
Rookie goalie Richard Bachman got the start for the Stars and proved to be the difference, keeping his team in the contest with 26 saves and allowing Dallas to snatch two points from the Blackhawks.
Neither team generated a lot of scoring chances in the opening period. The ‘Hawks continued to play well in their own zone, but only outshot the Stars 6-5. Read more
Posted in Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Adam Burish, Carter Hutton, Dallas Stars, Jonathan Toews, Loui Eriksson, Marian Hossa, Michael Ryder, Richard Bachman, Stars, Steve Ott