Chicago Blackhawks Power Surge Update

By Keith Schultz

Apr 30, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing

Marian Hossa

(81) shoots the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the first period in game one of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks were on the power play three times on Tuesday night going 1-3. The Penalty Kill was great holding the Minnesota Wild to 0-4 on their power plays.

1. First period- Mikko Koivu for Hooking Brandon Saad

Like pretty much the entire first period this was an abysmal showing by the Hawks power play which gave up a 2 on 1 shorthanded chance to the Wild which Corey Crawford was able to stop.  The Hawks didn’t get a shot on goal and the groans at the United Center.

2. Second Period- Zach Parise for Goalie Interference

This penalty was 11 seconds into the period and the Hawks didn’t have much going on during the 2 man advantage until the final rush of the power play.  Duncan Keith got it to Patrick Kane who stormed the zone and made a great pass in traffic to Marian Hossa who didn’t make any mistakes and buried it for a power play goal.

3. Overtime- Tom Gilbert for Holding the Stick of Jonathan Toews

This was a great hustle play by the Captain to negate the Wild’s overtime power play.  The Hawks got two shots on goal in their minute of overtime and built up some good momentum during the man advantage.

1-3  33%  A good start in the playoffs for the Hawks spotty power play in Game 1 against the Wild.

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