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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Sunday Brunch

By Keith Schultz
Feb 22, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) leads center Marcus Kruger (16) across the blue line with Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) in pursuit during the third period at the United Center. Boston won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 22, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) leads center Marcus Kruger (16) across the blue line with Boston Bruins center Ryan Spooner (51) in pursuit during the third period at the United Center. Boston won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The NHL has served up another early Sunday game for us with this opponent being the Boston Bruins.  I’m sure it will be pointed out a lot today that last year the Bruins played the Chicago Blackhawks on a Sunday National TV broadcast, and they whipped us 6-2 being the low point of the season.

I feel like we have already been to the low point of the season so far, so I don’t envision a similar game between these two Original 6 teams, but of course anything can happen.  The Hawks are starting to build some cohesiveness in some good places like the penalty kill since the return of Marcus Kruger to the lineup.  Kruger has solidified that special teams unit just in time for the playoffs as well as winning face-offs which has helped the Blackhawks possession stats take a turn for the better.

The one thing from the last game in Winnipeg that was nice to see was the second line getting back on the scoresheet.  They appeared to have taken about a 10 game rest period, but Friday night Artemi Panarin had 2 goals and 2 assists while Patrick Kane scored his 40th goal of the year and an assist to give him 96 points on the season, and Artem Anisimov picked up an assist.  All year long we asked for balance, but when this line is scoring the Hawks have been tough to beat all year long.   It’s an early gameday in Chicago, and here are some morning links to kick off your Sunday.

See and Hear what Joel Quenneville had to say yesterday at practice about the healthy of Corey Crawford and Andrew Shaw (Blackhawks)

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