By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks delivered a response to a physical Minnesota Wild team Tuesday night, sucking the energy out of the Xcel Energy Center with a 3-0 win. Corey Crawford slammed the door on the Wild as he handled all 25 shots he saw on the night.
Chicago takes a 3-1 series lead in its Western Conference quarterfinal and was paced by another pair of goals by Patrick Sharp. The penalty kill came up large in denying the Wild six times throughout the evening. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi, Stanley Cup Playoffs
Tagged Blackhawks, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Dan Carcillo, Darcy Kuemper, Duncan Keith, Game recap, Josh Harding, Minnesota, Patrick Sharp, Playoffs, Tom Gilbert, Wild
“Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountainside
The summers gone, and all the flowers dying
Tis you, tis you must go and I must bide.”
By Rich Lindbloom
Danny Carcillo’s decision to self-detonate into Tom Gilbert in the Oiler game last Monday brings to mind a bad decision I once made. Actually the decision was reached with the help of three friends in my scramble foursome 20 years ago at Silver Lake C.C. We found ourselves in a bit of a quandary when our approach shots on the diabolical 9th hole left us with two unpleasant options to rescue par. An abnormal amount of debate factored into our ill-fated decision. Read more
By Brad Gardner
The Edmonton Oilers captured their second consecutive win against the Chicago Blackhawks with a 4-3 win Monday night at the United Center. Edmonton’s power play unit struck twice after a major penalty was called against Daniel Carcillo and the visitors were able to hold onto the lead despite a late push from the Blackhawks.
Jonathan Toews opened scoring at 12:54 of the first period. He did not get a lot on his shot from the slot, but it nonetheless slid on the ice and beat Dubnyk inside the post to the glove side. Carcillo set up the chance with a steal in the neutral zone and a pass onto the stick of Toews.
The tide turned when Carcillo was called for a five minute boarding major in the second period. Skating in on the forecheck, Carcillo threw Oiler’s defenseman Tom Gilbert into the boards head first before either player had touched the puck. Gilbert ended up rolling on Carcillo’s left leg, so both players ended up injured and would not return to the game. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Brad Gardner, Game recap
Tagged Andrew Brunette, Ben Eager, Dan Carcillo, Jimmy Hayes, Jonathan Toews, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall, Tom Gilbert