By Brad Vandenberk
The Chicago Blackhawks embarked on their first road game of the year, heading into St Louis to take on the Blues. Their record going into this match was 1-0-1, meaning a certain ‘streak’ was still alive.
The Hawks have only played two games in the span of eight days. Some of the players began to comment on how much of a difference it was from last season, when most teams played three games in four nights. There was even a comparison to how it felt more like a football season than a hockey season. This is great news for some of the Hawks players nursing injuries like Michal Handzus, who missed practise early in the week. As well as superstar Marian Hossa, who is still not a 100% after taking the majority of training camp off. Read more
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Tagged Alex Steen, Blackhawks, Blues, Corey Crawford, David Backes, Game recap, Jaroslav Halak, Jonathan Toews, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Patrick Kane, Sheldon Brookbank, St. Louis, Vladimir Tarasenko
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks opened their home schedule in fine fashion Tuesday night, treating the United Center crowd to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Corey Crawford was able to out duel Brian Elliot to give the Blackhawks their third win of the season in as many games.
The Blackhawks dominated most of the first period, testing Elliot several times in the opening minutes. Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell and Brandon Bollig all had open looks on odd man rushes but were turned away by the St. Louis goalie.
Elliot held fast until the 7:20 mark, when Chicago managed a three-man rush to the net with no opposition by the Blues. Nick Leddy started the play by gaining possession of the puck and finding Kane in the neutral zone. Kane brought the puck up the left side, played catch with Patrick Sharp and came across the crease. One backhand later, Kane had his second goal of the season and the ‘Hawks led 1-0. Read more
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Tagged Andy McDonald, Blackhawks, Blues, Brandon Bollig, Brent Seabrook, Brian Elliot, Chris Stewart, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Fight, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, St. Louis, T.J. Oshie, Viktor Stalberg, Vladimir Tarasenko