By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks shook off a sluggish opening two periods in Dallas Thursday night, riding goalie Corey Crawford to a 3-2 shootout victory at the American Airlines Center. Crawford kept Chicago in the game in the face of a speedy Stars attack until the Hawks were able to rally in the third period with a Patrick Sharp tally. Patrick Kane potted the lone goal in the skills competition to get the 2014-15 campaign off on the right foot.
First Period-Marcus Kruger was called for the hook on Vernon Fiddler less than two minutes into the contest and the Stars kept Crawford busy on the resulting power play. The Hawks withstood the pressure and kept Dallas out of the henhouse. Chicago killed a second penalty in the 15th minute when Jeremy Morin was caught cross-checking Ryan Garbutt. Read more
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By Brad Vandenberk
With Big Ten college basketball invading the United Center this weekend, it was time for the Blackhawks to embark on a 4 game road trip spanning over 7 days. Game one was a tricky task beating the Blue Jackets in a shootout. This was the last meeting between the two clubs for this year and in the years to come the Hawks and ‘Jackets will become less familiar.
Now that the NHL realignment has been approved from the players and the business end, Columbus will be heading east. With the new division, currently under a naming process, the Hawks will only see those pesky Jackets twice a year. A team they will begin to be acquainted with are the Stars from Dallas. Dallas will move into the Hawks division which sees them playing each other 6 times a season. The last time these two teams met was back in the first week of this shortened season. Marian Hossa fired the overtime winner past Kari Lehtonen. Read more
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