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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Deflating Start

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After being gone from Chicago for over two weeks, the Chicago Blackhawks returned to United Center ice last night and fell to one of the old hockey cliches which is the hardest game to win is the first game back after a long road trip.

The Minnesota Wild talked about breakouts and there they were breaking out twice against the Chicago Blackhawks and Crawford could only stop the first shot both times, but it was the second attempts that kept finding the back of the net in their 2-1 loss at home last night.

The other problem was they couldn’t cash in on some really great chances. Jonathan Toews had two great chances including a steal and a breakaway in the first period and he had Devan Dubnyk down and out in the second period and he couldn’t get the puck past him.   Marko Dano also had two great chances that he couldn’t cash in.  Dubnyk totally robbed Dano on one shot and then in the second period Dano had an open side of the net but his shot went off a defensemans  hip.

Another frustrating offensive night for the Blackhawks last night but it’s still early in December, and here are some morning links to kick off your Wednesday morning.

Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 20 games, but that was the only real highlight in the Hawks 2-1 home loss (Blackhawks)

On Tuesday, the rosters were announced for the Stadium Series alumni game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild (Committed Indians)

The Blackhawks were slowed down by 3 straight penalties late in the second period (CSN)

The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t win, but Patrick Kane keeps adding up the points on a nightly basis (Tribune)

According to Las Vegas, Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin are the favorites to win big NHL awards at the end of the season (Madhouse Enforcer)

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