Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks whipped the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 last night in their house and now take a four game winning streak back home to faceoff against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
The thing that stood out to me the most about the Chicago Blackhawks victory on Thursday night was that they finally got consistent depth scoring especially early on in the contest.
The first goal of the game came from a nice 2 on 1 from Patrick Sharp to Vinnie Hinostroza. Vinnie’s speed is very evident, and if the Hawks want to continue to win on a regular basis, they need to get production from the third and fourth lines.
The 2nd goal of the night and of the first period was another depth line scoring. This time it was Tommy Wingels scoring after Lance Bouma did his usual forechecking and finding the puck. Bouma tried to center the puck lost it then stole it and got it to Wingels who didn’t miss. Wingles now has 5 goals on the season, and they seem to have all come in the last week.
There was an interesting stat about Vinnie Hinostroza and Tommy Wingels both scoring in a game for the Chicago Blackhawks.
So the Hawks win and we can stop with the mirage talk for at least a couple of days until the Minnesota Wild come to town on Saturday night.
Here are some morning links to start your Friday morning.
What did Joel Quenneville have to say after the Hawks 5-1 win in Winnipeg (Blackhawks)
The Blackhawks defeat the high flying Jets for their 4th straight win (Sun-Times)
It was Michael Kempny time at the game on Thursday (Hockey buzz)
A very strong first period led to the Chicago Blackhawks road win (CSN)
Devan Dubnyk will be week to week with a lower body injury (NHL)
Chris Neil retires after 15 years in the NHL (Pro Hockey Talk)
Zach Parise could be back sooner rather than later for the Wild (Pioneer Press)
If Celine Dion is singing the Winnipeg Jets must be winning (CBC)
John Tavares and a building deal that must happen (Puck Prose)