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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- 3 Out Of 4 Ain’t Bad

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MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 10: Goaltender Corey Crawford
MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 10: Goaltender Corey Crawford /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks won 3-1 last night so they ended up picking up 3 out of 4 possible points on their quick Canada trip. 

The Chicago Blackhawks are off to a 3-0-1 start against a schedule that had 10 playoff teams in the first 10 games with most experts predicting the Hawks would struggle early in the season.

The good news is that before the game in Montreal Joel Quenneville said that Nick Schmaltz is doing a lot better.  Patrick Kane is really missing the young center, and to be honest so is Ryan Hartman who looked sensational the first two games, but has struggled on the road without Schmaltz in the lineup.

As expected the Jonathan Toews line has looked really good with Brandon Saad scoring goals in every contest.  We all knew that Saad would really jump start Toews, but I don’t think anyone expected 5 goals in the first 4 games from Saad. Having a very good top line really makes defenses to pick their poison.

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It was good to see Alex DeBrincat get his first NHL goal.

He made some mistakes that young players make and you have to live with, but he sure is a sniper that knows how to put the puck in the net which is something that can’t be coached.

The Chicago Blackhawks have today off, but will be back in the United Center on Thursday night for their first Central Division matchup of the season.

Here are some morning links to start your Victory Wednesday! 

There are a lot of goals to choose from for the first NHL Good Hands play of the week (Blackhawks)

Corey Crawford made 41 saves in the Blackhawks 3-1 victory (Tribune)

Happy 10th Anniversary Chicago Blackhawks fans (Committed Indians)

We shouldn’t expect these kinds of stats from Brandon Saad all year long (FanRag)

Very moving pregame ceremony in Las Vegas before their first home game (Bleacher Report)

The Predators had a crazy ending to their game to pick up their first victory of the year (Predlines)

Don’t look now but the Blues are 4-0 (St Louis Dispatch)

Is Matt Duchene more beloved than Peter Forsberg (Mile High Sticking)

Still no news on Zach Parise‘s injury, but he’s back at practice (Star Tribune)

Next: Blackhawks Defensive Pairing Working Well Early

Sonny Milano scores twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win (TSN)

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