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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 23: Patrick Kane
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 23: Patrick Kane /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The third Chicago Blackhawks preseason game wasn’t as exciting as the first two with the Chicago Blackhawks losing 3-2 in front of the United Center crowd. 

There were some good things that came out of the game, mainly Jonathan Toews in his first preseason action scored a goal pretty late to make the game interesting.

Artem Anisimov also scored to tie things up in the first period.  Beside that it the Chicago Blackhawks shooting a ton of shots without getting any past the Columbus Blue Jackets goalie.

Of course, the biggest gasp for me in the game was after Alex DeBrincat turned over the puck that led to the first Columbus goal.  These are the kind of plays that drive Joel Quenneville nuts, and will send a young player to Rockford faster than anything else.  The answer from Coach Q after the game was a bit different than normal answers about kids turning over the puck.

So, I guess he doesn’t get the express ticket to Rockford.  Alexandre Fortin looked pretty good on the fourth line, but after the game he was sent to Rockford which was expected.  The Rockford teams should be lightyears better than they were last season.

More from Blackhawks News

We are halfway through training camp and preseason games! Only 11 days left until the season begins, and here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning. 

What did Coach Q have to say about Fortin and Nick Schmaltz (Blackhawks)

What should we expect from Vinnie Hinostroza this coming season (Faxes From Uncle Dale)

Berube struggled in net on Saturday night leading to the Blackhawks loss (Sun-Times)

What does Anton Forsberg bring to the Blackhawks this season (Hockey Buzz)

Nick Schmaltz keeps getting better and better (CSN)

Steven Stamkos is expecting to make his preseason debut soon (NHL)

More penalties in the NHL means bad news for the Predators (Predlines)

Robby Fabbri makes first big step back with the Blues (Post Dispatch)

Next: DeBrincat- Want vs Need

Marian Hossa goes to an independent evaluation to see if he’s LTIR eligible (Pro Hockey Talk)