The Chicago Blackhawks took the first game of back to back games with the Dallas Stars in Big D on Saturday night, and tonight they will look for the clean sweep at the United Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks are now up to 15 straight successful penalty kills, and if you haven’t noticed it which is totally plausible with the Chicago Cubs first World Series win since 1908, the Hawks are on a 5 game winning streak largely in part to better special teams play.
The powerplay has also chipped in some timely goals like Patrick Kane‘s go ahead goal last night after a disrupted play and nice pass from Artem Anisimov. Both Kane and Anisimov top the NHL in points which doesn’t seem possible after the first few games when every time the Hawks PK went on the ice it was giving up goals.
The youngsters have been playing better with Ryan Hartman taking the prize as the best youngster last night. He was throwing his body around, and scored the 2nd goal of the night on a delayed penalty. Hartman is supposed to be this year’s Andrew Shaw, and it will take more hits like last night to make the Hawks think of him like #65 on most nights.
The real star of the show was Corey Crawford who basically saved the day in the third period, when the Dallas Stars were throwing everything at him, and he was able to stand tall in the third period preserving the 3-2 Chicago Blackhawks victory. It was a hard earned 2 points on the road, and with the victory the Hawks were able to tie the Edmonton Oilers with the best record in the Western Conference through 12 games.
The Hawks will be looking for a better start which has plagued them in the early part of the season tonight at home at the United Center against these same Dallas Stars. It should be another fun game against two teams that like to score in bunches. Here are the listings for tonight’s contest from Chicago.
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Game Time– 6pm
TV Listings– CSN
Radio Listings- WGN
Radio Live Streaming- WGN radio app
On to the predictions!
Final Score Predictions– This game will be a high scoring affair that ends in a tie in regulation with Artemi Panarin scoring in overtime to give the Hawks a 5-4 overtime win.
Three Stars Predictions
#3 Star- Tyler Seguin– 2 goals 1 assist
#2 Star- Brent Seabrook– 3 assists
#1 Star- Richard Panik 1 goal 2 assists
What are your predictions for tonight’s contest?