Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Clean Sweep

By Keith Schultz
Mar 18, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) is dumped to the ice by Chicago Blackhawks center John Hayden (40) at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) is dumped to the ice by Chicago Blackhawks center John Hayden (40) at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks had a pretty good Canadian trip this week. The Hawks had a clean sweep, going 3-0 north of the border. 

The Chicago Blackhawks have built a five point lead in the Central Division standings with their win last night in Toronto,  and the Minnesota Wild loss at home to the New York Rangers. The Hawks are 8-2 in their last 10 games while the Wild are 3-7 in their last 10 which has flipped the top of the standings in the Central Division.

The key to the Blackhawks success has been their record on the road with them winning 10 out their last 11 road games. The Chicago Blackhawks record away from the United Center has improved to 23-11-1 which is usually a good recipe for success during the playoffs.

The fun part of watching the Chicago Blackhawks the past two months has been the progression of the youngsters, and a new kid made his mark last night with his first NHL goal.

 Hayden has impressed Joel Quenneville which is a hard thing to do if your a rookie. The biggest question for tonight is what will he show the coaching staff and the fanbase on home ice in front of the United Center crowd.  I know I’m excited to watch the game tonight.

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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your Sunday morning. 

More from Blackhawks News

The Chicago Blackhawks took it to overtime to beat the Maple Leafs last night (Blackhawks)

Ryan Hartman was the hero on Saturday night (CSN)

Jordan Tootoo is playing his way into a regular spot in the lineup (Sun-Times)

Jaromir Jagr passed Gordie Howe for most points after the age of 40 in NHL history (NHL)

Cam Talbot picked up his 6th shutout in the season for the Edmonton Oilers (TSN)

James van Riemsdyk claims that the Air Canada ice was brutal last night (Pro Hockey Talk)

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