Analysis

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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1. Hartman is humming.  I mentioned earlier that Hartman scored a goal in this game.  He also contributed with a goal against Arizona, and now has 12 goals on the season.  That’s two more goals than Toews.

But Hartsy also made a great defensive play when it really counted.  At the end of the game, Hartman made a diving block to save an easy tap-in for Dallas’s Jamie Benn.  If Benn had scored, it would have tied the game, and probably taken things to overtime.

Honorable Mention.  I know fighting is being phased out of today’s game.  Which is why you don’t see many good fights anymore.  If you’re a fan of these things, then I’m sure you appreciated when Jordin Tootoo and Antoine Roussel dropped the gloves last night.

I love how Tootoo washes his hands of him at the end.

Next: Hawk's January Struggles Nothing New

The Chicago Blackhawks have improved to 32-17-5, for 69 points.  But the first-place Minnesota Wild won last night as well.  They are now 32-12-5, for 73 points.  These two teams will square off against each other this coming Wednesday in Minnesota.  Can the Hawks pull off three wins in a row, on the road?  It should be a good one.

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