Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks split their Original 6 trip to the East Coast after losing to the Boston Bruins 4-2 last night. They had a chance to do something they hadn’t done since 1980 which is sweep all the Original 6 teams on the road in the same season, but it wasn’t meant to be for the Blackhawks this year.
The Blackhawks came out flat, and even though they were the better team the last 21 minutes of the game, they weren’t able to overcome the 2 goal deficit in the third period, and in the end they head home to face Detroit on United Center ice on Sunday.
The one nice thing that came out of the game was the instant gelling of the new third line. The first time that Joel Quenneville put Dale Weise out there with Teuvo Teravainen and Tomas Fleischmann the line scored when Fleischmann buried one. If the Hawks can get some sort of consistency out of this line which everyone expects there probably will be a lot of people chanting WTF for the newly formed linemates.
The Hawks have a couple days off again which is nice this time of year which will provide a practice day on Saturday which is always welcome with so many new faces. The playoffs are right around the corner with only 16 games left so it’s that time of year to start really getting excited about the Blackhawks. Here are some morning links to kick off your Friday.
The Chicago Blackhawks lost in Boston on Thursday night here is how it went down (Blackhawks)
The Nashville Predators have found their game since the All-Star Break and hope to keep on streaking (Predlines)
The St. Louis Blues got shut out from the initial roster spots for the World Cup on both Team USA and Team Canada (Bleedin Blue)