No soup for you: Blackhawks 3, Chicago Jr. 0

By Jeffrey Bartl

Sorry for the delay with this recap. I celebrated my birthday with a few — OK, a lot of — beers and the ensuing hangover had me in bed well into the afternoon. But, I digress.

I’d like to begin by mentioning how much I hate Barret Jackman. Of the few — OK, a lot of — people I’d like to see tared and feathered, he’s one I’m actually really seriously considering going out of my way for to make it happen. Once again, I digress.

Cristobal Huet was so happy he was able to get a picture with me at the Blackhawks season-ticket holder holiday party thingy at Navy Pier that he gave me a shutout for my birthday. Hip-hip… Huet! (Such a bad joke, sorry).

The Chicago Jr. Blues had trouble doing much of anything last night, and the ‘Hawks once again put out a dominating performance. They had a game’s worth of shots in the first period, and tallied goals on Troy Brouwer’s squeaker that hit off  a skate and slipped through Ty Conklin and Brian Campbell’s blast from the blue line.

The Blackhawks capped the scoring on yet another beautiful goal from the Superman Line — Patrick Kane to Jonathan Toews to Marian Hossa. Kaner assisted on all three goals.

Some quickies:

  • The last time the ‘Hawks had back-to-back shutouts was November of 2002. That’s over seven years ago. That’s a long time.
  • Ty Conklin probably shouldn’t get too comfortable  in that Blues sweater. The Bruins and Flyers have only another two weeks to acquire Conklin to ensure he participates in the NHL’s annual outdoor event.

All right, I’m done.

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