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Chicago Blackhawks, NHL 3 Stars: El Capitan Gets Going

By Aaron Goldschmidt
Nov 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 5, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

After tough losses to Washington and Minnesota, the Chicago Blackhawks have responded winning their last three games. More importantly, captain Jonathan Toews is finding the scoring sheet again.

The calendar year 2017 didn’t start exactly the way the Chicago Blackhawks wanted, but since the loss in the outdoor game to the Blues, the Blackhawks have won 7 of their last 9 games.

Of those last 9, 5 of the games were decided by one goal.  Soon, bubble teams will be jockeying for playoff position and the competition will ramp up, but the Blackhawks have put themselves in a great playoff position midway through the season.

Most of the production this season has been coming from the Artemi PanarinArtem Anisimov-Patrick Kane line, but this past week has shown a little more.

It was a delight seeing younger forwards Vinnie Hinostroza and Tanner Kero get rewarded in the game versus Colorado, and also watching Brian Campbell and Corey Crawford reach career milestones.

Let’s discuss the three stars of the week for the Blackhawks and others around the NHL.

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