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Blackhawks Slip Past Washington 5-4 In Shootout Victory

By Keith Schultz

Sept 23, 2011; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots and scores during the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks skated passed the Washington Capitals in the Nations Capital 5-4 in a shootout Friday night.  Here are some quick highlights

– Jonathan Toews being back on the ice was a great site.  Toews picked up an assist and made a pretty sick move to pick up the only goal in the shootout.  He had a hip flexor which caused him to miss the training camp scrimmages and the first two preseason games.

-Brandon Bollig is on Fire!! On consecutive nights he scored goals in the preseason! There was plenty to read about his achievement on Twitter tonight!

-Jeremy Morin continues to strive to cement a spot on the roster with another goal.

-The surprise so far outside of Bollig’s new scoring touch has to be the play of Jimmy Hayes. Hayes played well all night and collected another assist along the way.

– Before the game there was talk of the Hawks carrying 8 defenseman with Ryan Stanton being in the mix, but the Stanton Brookbank pairing didn’t look ready for NHL 3rd pairing tonight.

– Dylan Olsen found the scoresheet with a goal and assist.

-Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith got the night off.

-The Hawks next game is Sunday in Detroit

-It sounded like Brandon Pirri is getting better but still doubtful for Sunday.

-The powerplay is an eye sore and it especially hurts when the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin score on their powerplay to tie the game.

What was your quick take from tonight’s game?