Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Moving On Up

By Keith Schultz
Mar 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) reacts with teammates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 14, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya (27) reacts with teammates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks moved on up to 1st place last night by beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on the road. 

The Chicago Blackhawks did what they needed to do on the road last night in Montreal, and it was thanks to the big guns with Patrick Kane, Artemi Panarin, and Jonathan Toews all scoring.

The game was another 3 point night by Kane who when the game ended was the NHL point leader with 76.  He’s on a real heater with 16 goals and 11 assists in his last 17 games.   He got a lot more ice time last night with Artem Anisimov leaving at the end of the first period with a left leg injury.

The real star of the game had to be Corey Crawford who took a puck to the face in the 2nd period from Shea Weber who you know has one of the hardest shots in the NHL.

Crawford now has stopped 40 or more shots in back to back games and is now 10-1-3 in the last 6 seasons when having to stop 40 shots or more which is really impressive.

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The Minnesota Wild still have a game in hand, but the Hawks sit all alone in first place in the Central division and the Western Conference.

More from Blackhawks News

Here are some morning links to kick off a 1st place kind of morning!

The Blackhawks are back in first place after defeating the Canadiens 4-2 (Blackhawks)

John Heyden is bringing a lot of confidence to the Chicago Blackhawks (Daily Herald)

Artem Anisimov leaves game with a left leg injury (CSN)

Thankfully Scott Darling is a quick healer (Sun-Times)

Predicting which teams will fall short of the NHL playoffs this season (Bleacher Report)

Are the Minnesota Wild starting to fall or is this just a stumble (Gone Puck Wild)

Next: NHL Power Rankings

Alex Ovechkin finally scored in the Washington Capitals win over the Minnesota Wild (Pro Hockey Talk)

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