Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Don’t Be Fooled

By Keith Schultz
Mar 31, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Matt Calvert (11) fight for the puck during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 31, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Matt Calvert (11) fight for the puck during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks won another game last night against an Eastern Conference foe, and now they only have 4 games left in the season, and oh by the way it’s FINALLY APRIL!!!

First off Happy April Fools Day! I hope you aren’t fooled any today, and may all of your pranks go off without a hitch.

That being said, last night was the Patrick Kane assist show followed by the Breadman delivering. Three assists by Patrick Kane who for a while was only scoring goals, but has recently turned back to making incredible passes look so easy.

It’s also good to see Artemi Panarin back to shooting the puck instead of always deferring to Patrick Kane at all times.  Panarin has one wicked slap shot, but his wrister isn’t too shabby either, the amazing thing is how early in the last three games Panarin has been scoring. Panarin has opened up the scoring in the last three games all within the first three minutes, and last night’s goal came at the :32 second mark.

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The other big goal was Marian Hossa‘s goal which moved him up the NHL career goal scoring list.

I expect the regulars to start getting some rest real soon. Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend.

Here are all the stats you need from the Chicago Blackhawks defeat of the Blue Jackets (Blackhawks)

The nightly thought as you stare at the standings, Is who would you want to play in the opening round of the playoffs (The Committed Indian)

Patrick Kane keeps chalking up the milestones (CSN)

Unsealed emails question the Chicago Blackhawks handling of concussions in 2009 (Tribune)

Patrick Elias retires from the NHL after 19 seasons (Bleacher Report)

Dallas Stars fans should cherish every moment while they can, summer is fast approaching (Blackout Dallas)

Next: Blackhawks Defense needs New Deployment

Only 1 playoff spot remains open in the Western Conference (Pro Hockey Talk)

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