Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Wild Saturday
By Keith Schultz
Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Minnesota tonight to faceoff against their divisional rivals the Wild.
The Chicago Blackhawks knocked off the Philadelphia Flyers the other night at the United Center, but they haven’t been very good on the road early on this season with a 2-3-1 record away from Chicago. The Blackhawks need to score early against the Wild or it could be a long night playing their style of play.
The Chicago Blackhawks have looked like they are starting to get some of their swagger back with the last two games out shooting their opponent or at least ending up with the same amount of shots. Earlier in the season they were routinely getting out shot.
It was nice to see them score a powerplay goal, but even nicer seeing Cody Franson look good playing alongside Duncan Keith. Franson has a very good shot which is a valuable commodity on the powerplay, and to be honest he was very aggressive pinching and keeping pucks in at the blue line. Sometimes I feel like the Blackhawks give away the blue line way too easily, but Franson was really fighting to keep pucks in.
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Corey Crawford will be in net again tonight following up his 3-0 shutout on Friday, and hopefully he can keep up the momentum of this season which has Vezina written on it for me.
The Blackhawks travel to the land of 10,000 lakes tonight, and while we wait for game time here are some morning links to kick off your weekend!
What did Joel Quenneville have to say about practice on Friday and the game on Saturday night (Blackhawks)
Things always get a lot more serious for the Wild with the Blackhawks in town (Pioneer Press)
Connor Murphy is showing he has some fight in him (Tribune)
Artem Anisimov is starting to find his form after a slow start to the season (CSN)
Who are the Top Hart Trophy Candidates after one month of the season (Bleacher Report)
Cary Price is on the mend with a lower body injury (NHL)
Role Players are playing a big role for the Colorado Avalanche (Mile High Sticking)
So much for that sentiment to blow up the Blues (Bleedin Blue)
Kevin Hayes sprays water from the bench gets 5,000 Dollar fine (NY Daily)
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