Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks had a 2 goal lead in the third period on the road, but they were only able to salvage a point against the high scoring Maple Leafs in Toronto.
With all the games being played in Chicago on Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks game was probably the one most overlooked, but they did pick up a road point, but they sure let one slip away.
If there was a bright spot on the evening it was the fact that Anton Forsberg was able to stop 39 shots to help the Hawks get that point. Forsberg let in some goals he could have stopped, but he was pretty solid on the road.
The Hawks came out firing scoring 2 times in the first 10 minutes of the game, but after that the game belonged to the Maple Leafs. They out shot and out played the Hawks, but a Richard Panik goal midway through the third gave the Hawks a 3-1 lead. That’s the kind of lead in years past that was a guaranteed 2 points on most nights so this young defense will need to go back to the drawing board.
One thing that is obvious is that Artem Anisimov is too slow to center Patrick Kane‘s line when there isn’t a special wing on the other side. Nick Schmaltz was magical with Kane so he better get and stay healthy when he returns to the Hawks lineup hopefully on Thursday.
The Hawks just have to shake it off, and head to Montreal to face the Canadiens tonight. Hard to believe this will be the fourth game of the season tonight.
Here are some morning links to start your Tuesday!
Blackhawks squander two goal lead in overtime loss in Toronto (Sun-Times)
Some thoughts on the Chicago Blackhawks OT loss (CSN)
Pittsburgh Penguins say White House visit not about politics (Pro Hockey Talk)
Why is the Nashville offense sputtering to start the season (Tennessean)
The Colorado Avalanche dominated Boston for a shutout win (Mile High Sticking)
Only a few players play without a visor anymore (SI)