Jan 22, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) is congratulated by right wing Marian Hossa (81) and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) for a victory against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Blues 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks Hold On To Beat The Blues 3-2


 

The Chicago Blackhawks took on the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night in Chicago. The Hawks showed the fans their speed and style in the home opener defeating the Blues 3-2.

The Hawks had a lot of chances early, but Blues goaltender Brian Elliot  turned them away. Patrick Kane broke Elliot at 7:20 in the first period on assist  from Sharp, and Leddy. Brent Seabrook scored at 8:20 of the second period from Keith, and Toews. Stalberg scored at 2:09 in the third from Bickell, and Oduya finishing the Hawks scoring.

The real story on Thursday for the Blackhawks was goaltender, Corey Crawford, stopping 32 shots on 34 attempts with a .941 save percentage. Crawford seemed to keep composed letting up 2 third period goals to McDonald, and Oshie, only to break through the hectic last minute when the Hawks faced the 6 on 5 attack from the Blues.

Chicago has shown that they can keep up with the best beating a team that scored 6 goals in their opener, and came back in the third period against Nashville the night before. the Blackhawks have started 3-0 for the first time since the 1972-1973 season where they advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Blackhawks return to the ice Thursday when they take on the Dallas Stars in Dallas. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30.

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  • Brian Kinkade

    Wonderful game(according to John and Troy)! Last year, the Hawks would have lost this game. It was another game where they started to blow it, and last year Crawford would have let in a weak one to at least let it slip to OT. Not this year(so far). This year Craw has showed up to play. Let’s not get crazy and call it a bounce-back season just yet, but so far so good.

    • JMK-Hawks13

      Overall crow has fixed most of his major problems, well improved on them. I’m still not comfortable with him in net yet, but he’s making me feel more relaxed each game. I’m happy with this win, the pace surprised me, the results were what I expected. Anyone else think Crawford gave up a little on the one Keith’s jaw saved?