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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Steel City DoubleHeader

By Keith Schultz
Jan 21, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the shootout at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Blackhawks won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 21, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores a goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the shootout at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Blackhawks won 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are off to the Steel City to face-0ff against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight on the first night of back to back games against the Sidney Crosby led team.

Like I mentioned yesterday on Twitter, I understand that the NHL and all sports have complicated system on scheduling games, but it’s kind of frustrating when you only face an Eastern Conference team twice a year and you do it on back to back nights.  We probably said the same thing at the beginning of the season when the Blackhawks played the Islanders twice in one weekend.

The Penguins have some serious star power with both Crosby and Phil Kessel along with Evgeni Malkin but their record doesn’t coincide with the star power.  If the playoffs began today the Penguins would be on the outside of the playoff party which isn’t what the NHL would be hoping for with this many marketable stars.

Either way Chicago Blackhawks fans will be looking for more of the balanced scoring from the good guys that they have been getting lately with Andrew Desjardins becoming a secondary scoring option.  Two games in two nights against a team you can hate! You gotta love it, and here are some morning links to kick off your Gameday!

Here is the video of the Chicago Blackhawks ceremony from the Patrick Kane 26 game point streak celebration (Blackhawks)

Nick Schmaltz and Team USA lost to Team Russia for the third straight year on Monday afternoon (Second City) 

Here’s a quick review of all of the things that happened with the Rockford IceHogs this past week (The Committed Indian)

Artem Anisimov‘s net front presence has been paying off for the Chicago Blackhawks this season (CSN)

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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded or traded for Jeremy Morin 4 times in the past 5 years (CBS)

NBC Announcer Doc Emrick says that this is a great time to be a Chicago Blackhawks fans (WGN Radio)

Ranking some of the most shocking statistics from the NHL’s 2015-2016 season (Bleacher Report)

If you missed it, the NHL All-Star Game is in Nashville, and the Captains have been announced (On The Forecheck)

More from Blackhawk Up

Why Zach Parise‘s toughness comes with a downside (Hockey Wilderness)

They didn’t exactly show up for the Winter Classic and they are trying to leave it behind (Causeway Crowd)

Jarome Iginla finally notches career goal #600 (NHL)

Daniel Sedin is a bloody mess after a puck hit him the mouth last night (Puck Daddy)

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