Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Few Days Off
By Keith Schultz
Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks came back to defeat the Nashville Predators 2-1 in overtime.
The Chicago Blackhawks played a very boring game last night through 2 periods which really resembled most of the games in their four game sweep by the Nashville Predators last April.
The Predators top line pushed the tempo and got lots of chances while most of the Chicago Blackhawks were pretty easy saves for Pekka Rinne.
What turned it around was the effort that the Chicago Blackhawks had during the third period. They dominated the action and pushed the envelope until John Hayden found Patrick Sharp and he buried a back-hander for the game tying goal.
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The one major concern for the Blackhawks moving forward in a season when there are a ton of powerplays is coming up with a different and effective powerplay. They never have a sense of urgency, and in the first two powerplays Jonathan Toews lost the faceoff which kills 20 seconds off the powerplay just like that.
The Hawks kept the momentum going in overtime, and Patrick Kane found Brandon Saad for the game winner.
The good news is that the Hawks played 6 games in 8 days and now don’t have to play again until Wednesday night, with the Nick Schmaltz injury I’m happy with a 4-1-1 start.
The next start is against the St. Louis Blues on rivalry night, but until then here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning!
What did Joel Quenneville have to say about his defensive pairings early on during this season (Blackhawks)
The Good, Bad, and Ugly from the Hawks 2-1 win on Saturday night (Puckin Hostile)
The Chicago Blackhawks offense is really missing Nick Schmaltz (CSN)
John Hayden is sorry that his punch will cost Marcus Foligno time (Tribune)
Should we be worried about the Chicago Blackhawks already (Hockey Buzz)
What the top players in contract years have to prove this season (Bleacher Report)
Filip Forsberg is finally living up to the hype in Nashville (Predlines)
What does Luke Kunin bring to the Minnesota Wild (Hockey Wilderness)
Dustin Byfuglien is back in the Winnipeg Jets lineup (Winnipeg Sun)
The Colorado Avalanche off to an unexpected start (Denver Post)
Austin Matthews with another Overtime winner (NHL)
Next: 5 Thoughts On Blackhawks 2-1 Overtime Win
Jack Eichel is sick of losing…. But he’s stuck in Buffalo (Pro Hockey Talk)