Blackhawks News

Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Victory Monday

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After a tough loss in Nashville the other night, the Chicago Blackhawks only came home and shut out two Western Conference teams to help them move up in the standings.

Corey Crawford for the third time in his career and second time this season has recorded back to back shut outs and if you throw in the home win against the Nashville Predators earlier this week he has only given up 1 goal in 9 periods of action.

The focus hasn’t been on Crawford that much this season with this little old thing called a streak floating around, but in a season that the Chicago Blackhawks are not lighting up scoreboards with 4,5,6 goals a night they have had to rely on #50 more than usual this year.  Lately, Crawford has been world class in net which is why Stan Bowman pays him so much money.  He may go through a rough spot here or there, but when the going gets really tough, Crawford usually delivers.

So since the Chicago Bears can’t pull out a win on Sunday, but the Blackhawks can I wish you all a Happy Victory Monday so here are some morning links to kick off your workweek.

The star of the game by far was Corey Crawford who stopped 30 shots on his way to the shutout victory at the United Center last night (Blackhawks)

Of course Brandon Mashinter scored his first NHL goal last night, so here are the Good, Bad, and Ugly from last nights win (Puckin Hostile)

It is kind of a footnote to the game that Patrick Kane picked up an assist to extend his scoring streak to 26 games (CSN)

Marian Hossa played in career game 1,200 last night at the United Center a number very few every reach (Madhouse Enforcer)

More from Blackhawks News

For the first time since possibly 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks powerplay is pretty lethal this season (Daily Herald)

Has Patrick Kane during this current point streak passed Sidney Crosby as the NHL’s most exciting player to watch on a nightly basis (Bleacher Report)

An awful start on home ice dooms the Nashville Predators in their loss last night to the Colorado Avalanche (On THe Forecheck)

More from Blackhawk Up

A thought probably most fans have of their teams roster, Do the Avs have passengers on their roster this season (Mile High Sticking)

The New Jersey Devils are off to a surprising start, but GM Ray Shero isn’t looking to add rental players this season (Puck Daddy)