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Chicago Blackhawks Month In Review: November

By Gail Kauchak
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Nov 12, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) and left wing Artemi Panarin (72) battle for the puck with New Jersey Devils center Jacob Josefson (16) during the second period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Christmas season is officially upon us!  With the Thanksgiving feast over, it’s time to break out the holly and the mistletoe.  But before we dive into all that Christmas cheer, let’s take a look at how the month of November treated our boys of winter.

Welcome to the second installment of the Chicago Blackhawk’s Month In Review!  The Hawks played in 13 games this month, winning 7 and losing 6.  They were 3-2 at home, and 4-2-2 on the road.  They earned 16 out of a possible 26 points.  I will refer to last month’s numbers as we go along, but if you are interested in a more thorough comparison, you can refer October’s review here.  Let’s get started.

Offense.  We still have the same leaders in this department.  Last month, Patrick Kane had 6 goals and 8 assists for 14 points.  As we all know, he has a 19 point game streak going on, and he is up to 14 goals and 23 assists, for 37 points.  That makes 8 goals and 15 assists in the month of November.  So he’s trending upwards!  Can he keep this up?  Probably not, but never count out Kaner.

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Especially when he has such complimentary linemates.  Yes, Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov are still with Kane on the second line.  This trio is the only consistent line so far this season.

Like last month, Panarin comes in second place in scoring, with 7 goals and 16 assists (24 points).  2 goals and 8 assists were his numbers in October.  Um, 5 goals and 8 assists in November.  Ok, we can safely say the Bread Man is providing.

Anisimov had 4 goals and 1 assist in October.  He has also improved, with 6 goals and 5 assists in November (10G and 6A overall).   Hey, this is fun!  Can we do this with everybody?

Actually, we can.  Jonathan Toews is fourth on offense.  In October, he had 4G and 3A.  In November, 4G, 4A (8G and 7A overall).

Marian Hossa had a goal and 3 assists in October.  He tallied 3G and 3A in November (4G and 6A overall)

Teuvo Teravainen.  2G, 1A in October.  2G, 4A in November (4G, 5A overall).

Andrew Shaw.  1 assist in October.  3G and 3A in November (3G, 4A overall).

The so-called secondary scorers are hanging in there as well.  Of the below mentioned players, only Garbutt had a point in October (1A).

Ryan Garbutt.  1G, 3A

Tanner Kero.  1G, 2A

Marko Dano.  1G, 1A

Andrew Desjardins. 1G

Marcus Kruger. 1A

As you can see, everyone is finding their groove, and the points are starting to come.  This is happening even without consistent line combinations (excluding the second line).  Interestingly, Shaw and Garbutt have been playing on the top line with Toews as of late.  And Hossa has been on the third line.  Teravainen has bounced around a lot, and Dano has been in and out of the lineup.  Things are still very much up in the air in that regard.