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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- A Fine Start

By Keith Schultz

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)

Game one of the Duncan Keith injured era was one that nobody even noticed he was away yet (The Committed Indian)

Here is your check of the night from Ryan Garbutt against the Florida Panthers (CSN)

Don’t expect the Stanley Cup to be late to the party ever again like it was last Summer (ESPN)

Not that it looks to effect the team that much like the Patrick Kane injury last year, but Duncan Keith was put on LTIR on Thursday (Madhouse Enforcer)

The 2006 draft was a defining moment for Jonathan Toews, Dale Tallon, and the Chicago Blackhawks organization (Tribune)

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A controversial move by the NHL not to suspend Zac Rinaldo came down Thursday and here is the Player Safety video (NHL)

The Nashville Predators are 2-0 under the new 3 on 3 format used for overtime this season (Predlines)

The Washington Capitals came back last night to defeat the Vancouver Canucks (Stars and Sticks)

Dallas Stars left the Pittsburgh Penguins dazed and confused on Thursday night (Blackout Dallas)

Why John Tortorella can work as head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets (TSN)

But they still lost last night and are off to the worst start in 72 years in the NHL (Puck Daddy)

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