Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks took to the ice on Thursday night, and when the final horn sounded they had secured their 4th straight victory.
In my game predictions for last night’s game, I had Patrick Kane scoring two goals, but it was Marian Hossa who picked up 2 goals and after finally getting past the 500 goal plateau has really started looking refreshed and a little more pep in his step. In Joel Quenneville‘s line juggling, it also appears that Hossa is the benefactor in the moves playing with the red hot Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin.
Speaking of Anisimov, after his assist on Marian Hossa‘s first goal, he extended his point streak to 9 games which an NHL career high for Anisimov. Him and Panarin really haven’t missed too much of a beat by adding Hossa to the other wing. The three top point totals on the Hawks are from last year’s 2nd line with Anisimov with 14, Kane with 13, and Panarin with 12.
The player everyone should be cheering is Dennis Rasmussen and yes I did just type the correct name. Since Rasmussen joined the Chicago Blackhawks penalty kill they have become a better special team, and they now have gone 13 straight penalty kills without giving up a goal. Last night he was out there for 2:33 minutes of penalty kill time, and is proving to coach Q he’s very valuable.
Of course there was the 38 saves by Corey Crawford last night which helped him collect his 21 career shutout and 2nd of the young season. Crawford has only given up 1 goal in the last 3 games all of which have been wins, which is really why after last night’s 4-0 victory the Hawks are on a 4 game winning streak.
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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your Friday (Enjoy the Cubs Parade today)
The Chicago Blackhawks celebrated the Chicago Cubs victory last night at the United Center (CSN)
The St. Louis Blues are a frustrating bunch to their own fans right now (Bleedin Blue)
The LA Kings finally scored some goals and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the process (Pro Hockey Talk)