Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are off to a fine start without their all world defenseman Duncan Keith. They won last night 3-2 by defeating the Florida Panthers in a score that doesn’t reflect how dominate the Hawks looked at times last night.
There were long stretches in the game that the Hawks dominated the Panthers with both puck possession and shots on goal, and in the 2nd period it felt like a non-stop powerplay that the Hawks were only able to capitalize once in the period, and then finally very early into the third period when Patrick Kane put the third goal of the game behind Roberto Luongo.
The defense without Keith looked ok, but there are a lot of big time Western Conference teams coming on the schedule very soon that will be tougher tests than the Florida Panthers. The defense survived this night, but weren’t really put to the test because of all the penalties in the 2nd period. The tests get even tougher starting with Saturday game when the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town.
Here are some morning links to kick off your Friday morning.
The Chicago Blackhawks got two power play goals on their way to a 3-2 victory on Thursday night (Blackhawks)
Don’t expect the Stanley Cup to be late to the party ever again like it was last Summer (ESPN)
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