Patrick Kane once again takes matters into his own hands on the power play. Kane walks in and wires one top shelf on a screened Pavelec. Props to Shaw on battling in front of the net to create the screen.
Hossa shows his dominance by winning a puck battle and then making a great feed to Brandon Saad. The Hawks look so much better when Hossa is in the lineup.
Jonathan Toews pulls off a great power move to make his way to the net and score. Pavelec might have been leaning a bit expecting a pass to go to Kane who was working his way back around to the front of the net. No matter the reason, Toews finds the gap and puts it away to put the Hawks up 3-2.
Toews sends Marian Hossa a perfect saucer pass, in which Hoss makes sure to bury. Toews and Hossa both had a great night, and that top line looks so dominant. Also worth noting that this was the GWG putting the Hawks up 4-3.
Ben Smith was a complete beast on this whole sequence. He not only got this play started, but then battles through to tap in the rebound giving the Blackhawks and 2 goal cushion making it 5-3.
The empty netter isn’t anything special. The reason I tossed it in was because the Hawks made sure to put a team completely out of reach of a comeback. After a rocky second period this felt good. Final score of 6-3.