Sep 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Joakim Nordstrom (42) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
The Blackhawks went to Joe Louis Arena and beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Sunday afternoon. Here are some thoughts on the victory.
-The Hawks seemed to dodge a real scare when Brandon Saad took a shot off his hand and he skated right to the locker room, before the commercial break was over he was back on the bench.
-Corey Crawford looked pretty solid most of the night and looked like he was showing off some new puck handling skills.
-Byron Froese picked up 2 goals on Sunday afternoon. The first was created by himself with some pretty hard work in front of Jimmy Howard, the second goal was off a nice feed from Brent Seabrook with Froese parked in front of Howard.
-Joakim Nordstrom made a nice steal and move to sneak one past Howard, On the flip side Nordstrom had a breakaway which he should absolutely no creativity that Howard easily brushed aside.
-The penalty kill used some different combinations that were effective, but one of Tatar’s two goals came on a deflection on one of the Red Wings powerplays
-The Hawks powerplay wasn’t just bad it didn’t even get shots on goals on the last two chances. Yes, when the roster is set more time will be spent on this aspect.
-Before the game it was reported that most of the roster cuts will be made after Tuesday nights game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
-Jimmy Hayes and Drew LeBlanc were very quiet most of the night.
-Outside of the last 3 minutes of the game when the Detroit goalie was pulled, this contest was pretty boring with having to listen to the Detroit announcer icing on the boring cake!
-The Hawks are now 3-0-1 in the preseason and will be in Pittsburgh Tuesday night.
-What was your take from the game?
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