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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Guess Who’s Back

By Keith Schultz
Jan 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) and defenseman Erik Gustafsson (52) clear the puck out in front of Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) during the third period at the United Center. Chicago won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) and defenseman Erik Gustafsson (52) clear the puck out in front of Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) during the third period at the United Center. Chicago won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Guess who’s Back? Yes, #81 is back!  After what seemed like years stuck at career goal #491, Marian Hossa not only picked up goal #492, but he also picked up goal #493 just for fun.  The Chicago Blackhawks veteran had been getting plenty pucks on net, but until last night none of them were finding the back of the net.

The Hawks offense hasn’t exactly been clicking this season so it’s not really a big shock that on the night that Hossa scores twice and Jonathan Toews scores that the Hawks put up 6 goals on the scoreboard and collect an easy victory over the red hot Colorado Avalanche.

The Hawks didn’t exactly come out of the box swinging, but after the first 5 minutes they dominated most of the contest and easily skated to a big win against a Central Divisional rival.

One unsung player from last night has to be Corey Crawford who withstood the Avalanche shooting gallery early in the first period, and even though he gave up a couple of goals, his strong play was the backbone of the victory. It was great to have Hossa back and here are some morning links to kick off you work week.

The Chicago Blackhawks extended their winning streak to 7 games with their win over the Colorado Avalanche (Blackhawks)

Chicago Blackhawks prospect rankings after the World Juniors Championship (Second City)

A look back at this past summer and all of the trades made by the Chicago Blackhawks (Committed Indians)

What are the three biggest surprises from the first half of the NHL season from the Chicago Blackhawks (Madhouse Enforcer)

With the new 3 on 3 format there are plenty of NHL All-Star snubs including Corey Crawford and Duncan Keith (Da Windy City)

Brandon Mashinter gets a rare chance to play and guess what.. he takes full advantage of his opportunity (Tribune)

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A quick look around the NHL at which players will be the top trade targets as the trade deadline approaches (Bleacher Report)

In case you were wondering, here are three tips for the Colorado Avalanche to keep a hold on to a playoff berth (Mile High Sticking)

Here are some reasons why it was good for the St. Louis Blues to pass on a trade to acquire Ryan Johansen (Bleedin Blue)

The New Jersey Devils scored twice late to defeat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night (Pro Hockey Talk)

Alex Ovechkin picked up goal #500 last night on the powerplay (Puck Daddy)

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