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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Two Utah

By Keith Schultz
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 15: Chicago Blackhawks right wing John Hayden (40) celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period during a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers on November 15, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 15: Chicago Blackhawks right wing John Hayden (40) celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period during a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers on November 15, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks faceoff against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight on the road, and they will need to bring their A Game because you know the Pens will be out for revenge after the 10-1 whipping the Hawks administered on opening night last month. 

After a very dismal stretch of games, the Hawks are back to scoring goals and being a lot more fun to watch, and tonight they will be looking for their second straight win.  When it comes to two, the line in Point Break about Gary Busey telling Keanu Reeves he wants two meatball sandwiches always comes to mind.

The Hawks defense has been getting shredded most of the season, and if you ask me you can blame Joel Quenneville and his 8 Merry men back there for the issues!  Q hasn’t settled on 6 so he keeps rotating guys in and out which doesn’t build any kind of chemistry.   Coach Q finally woke up and limited Brent Seabrook‘s time and good things started to happen.

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The thing is it’s not just us saying the Hawks defense is struggled looked at these stats that are pretty revealing of how the season has gone so far.

The Hawks defense is much better at pinching and creating offense than it is defending which creates other problems.  The Hawks defense played one of its better games all season the last time they played Pittsburgh.  I’m not expecting another 10-1 wipeout, but back to back wins would be a nice consolation prize.

Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend! 

What did Joel Quenneville have to say about his team before they left for Pittsburgh on Friday (Blackhawks)

After a rather pedestrian start the Hawks will have pressure now during the regular season (Sun-Times)

Are the Hawks looking to improve their Blue Line (Committed Indians)

Are the Hawks finding their early season form again (CSN)

Could the Edmonton OIlers be as bad as their record (FanRag)

What do we really know about the Nashville Predators anyways (On the Forecheck)

Could Evander Kane really go to the Blues (Bleedin Blue)

Gabriel Landeskog picked up his first career hat trick the other night (Mile High Sticking)

The Vegas Golden Knights Exposed a lot of Vancouver’s flaws (The Canuck Way)

Next: Seabrook's Decreased Minutes Are A Good Thing

The Golden Knights are excited to get any healthy goalie back (Pro Hockey Talk)

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