By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks spotted their opponents from Edmonton a four-goal lead in the first period before coming out to make a game of it. Unfortunately, the ‘Hawks could not overcome a pathetic start and lost their second game in a row 6-5 to the Oilers.
The game was dominated by Edmonton throughout the opening period. Niklas Hjalmarsson committed an early turnover in his zone that was gathered in by Ales Hemsky, but Hjalmarsson recovered nicely to prevent any damage. Damage was coming, however, as the Oilers scored twice in the third minute.
The first goal came when Mike Brown received a puck that was held in the Chicago zone and flung it from a few feet inside the blue line. The shot snaked past Ray Emery’s left pad and in at the 2:24 mark. A few seconds later, Sam Gagner completed a play that saw Nail Yakupov thread a pass to Magnus Paajarvi, who directed the puck to the doorstep. Gagner knocked in the pass to give his team a two-goal advantage. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi
Tagged Brent Seabrook, Corey Crawford, Dave Bolland, Devan Dubnyk, Edmonton Oilers, Jonathan Toews, Justin Schultz, Magnus Paajarvi, Marian Hossa, Mike Brown, Nail Yakupov, Nick Leddy, Patrick Kane, Ray Emery, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Whitney, Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff, Sheldon Brookbank, Taylor Hall, Yann Danis
By Chris Block
Friday night in Oklahoma City, the Rockford IceHogs came from behind for only the second time this season when trailing after two periods to defeat the Barons 2-1 in overtime and send a Cox Convention Center crowd of 3,672 home in disbelief.
Ben Smith, who was reassigned to the AHL earlier in the day and flew into Oklahoma after playing for the Blackhawks on Thursday night, tipped a Brian Fahey wrist shot 2:50 into overtime to give the IceHogs the victory.
As the AHL team which allows the most goals per game, Rockford won for only the third time this season when being held to two goals or less (3-15-0-0). The previous two wins came via the shootout after managing two goals through 65 minutes.
Rockford fell behind first for the 24th time in 38 games when Oklahoma City center Marco Arcobello breezed into the left faceoff dot and beat Carter Hutton clean with a wrist shot at 14:22 of the opening period. It was just the second shot Hutton had faced, but the Rockford netminder’s night got better as it became busier. Read more
Posted in Game recap, IceHogs
Tagged Ben Youds, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Segal, Brandon Svendsen, Brian Fahey, Carter Hutton, Mark Arcobello, Max Pacioretty, Philippe Paradis, Yann Danis