In this installment of Blackhawks Rewind, lets take it back to January. This could be one of the best games of the Blackhawks season. It was a game against their long time rival Detroit Red Wings.
It lived up to the hype. It was a close game all the way through. It was also the first time these two teams had seen each other since Chicago won Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals after being down 3-1 in the series. Although the Red Wings were injured and seemed down, they were out to get a little bit of revenge.
Chicago opened up the scoring with goals by Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw in the first period. Going into the second period though, it was a tie game because Detroit answered with goals from Tomas Tatar and Patrick Eaves.
Detroit won the second period although Patrick Sharp gave the Blackhawks the lead on a powerplay goal about five minutes in. Detroit then had goals from Kyle Quincey and Gustav Nyquist. That’s how the second ended.
The third period only saw one goal coming off the stick of Marcus Kruger which sent the game into a tie and overtime. Five minutes of overtime was played with no decision so it was on to the shootout.
This ended up being one of the longest Blackhawks shootouts of the year going six rounds! Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp both scored back to back for the Hawks, but they had 4 straight misses leading to the winning shootout goal by Darren Helm of the Red Wings.
Although it did end up being a loss, it was one of my favorite games to watch this year.
Check back next Wednesday for the next edition of Blackhawks Rewind.
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