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Five Thoughts On Chicago Blackhawks’ Win Over Dallas

By Gail Kauchak
Feb 4, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 4, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) celebrate the win over the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blackhawks defeat the Stars 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

With a 5-3 win over the Dallas Stars, the Chicago Blackhawks have now won two games in a row on the road. 

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Chicago Blackhawks managed another win last night.  Last Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes, the Hawks were dominating, but then let Arizona back into it.  In this game, it was an exciting back and forth affair, where the Hawks pulled away in the end. Yes, you read that right; the Hawks closed it out in the end.  That hasn’t happened in a while.  Here are five thoughts about last night’s game.

5.  Crawford hits a milestone. With this win, Corey Crawford earned his 202nd victory.  This moves him past Ed Belfour as the third winningest goalie in Chicago Blackhawks history.  He sits behind Glenn Hall (275), and Tony Esposito (418).

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Crow has made it very clear he’s working hard to get back to the form he was in before his appendectomy surgery.  His save percentage in January was a not-so-good .894.  So far in February, he gave up three goals on 27 shots in Arizona (.889%), and three goals on 34 shots in Dallas (.912%).  He’s still a work in progress, but building up some wins has got to be a confidence booster.

4.  Kane’s awesome goal. While we’re talking about milestones, Patrick Kane scored his 17th goal of the season last night in the third period.  It was timely, in that it was the game-tying goal right after Tyler Seguin scored to give the Stars the lead.  Kaner’s goal was also a beauty.

This was also Kane’s 268th career goal, which passes Jeremy Roenick, and ties Tony Amonte for the sixth most goals in Blackhawks history.

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