Oct 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalieScott Darling
(33) makes a save during the first period against the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
1. The Goalie Backup Position Is Fine
When Corey Crawford went down the Blackhawks biggest weakness looked ready to be exposed yet the Blackhawks back ups have done nothing but stood up during the #1’s injury. Antti Raanta has a shutout and a 2 goals against average while the best story in Chicago has to be how homegrown goalie Scott Darling has worked his butt off throughout the minors to get his shot at the NHL and was able to pick up his first NHL win and should have had a better result last night giving up only one goal on a shorthanded breakaway.
Heading into the season I thought for sure that the goalie position was far and away the weakest position in the system, but the play of Darling has stabilized the goalie position throughout the organization and should be a reason not to panic no matter how much longer Crawford is out with his injury
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BONUS- Toews and Kane
Let’s be honest Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are off to slow starts and they won’t be held down much longer before two of the best players in the NHL ignite along with the Blackhawks offense. Just remember anytime you feel the need to panic, just take a deep breath, count to 10 and say we have Toews and Kane three times and the panic will leave!
There’s no need to panic Blackhawks fans! Goals and Wins will be arriving very shortly
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