Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Doing It The Hard Way

EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 29:Duncan Keith /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks left Edmonton with a 4-3 victory on Friday night, but they sure picked up the 2 points the hard way! 

I was at work last night, so I was trying to watch some of the game on my phone, and of course as the game is 3-1 Hawks late in the third period. I turn on the game and watch the Oilers pull Cam Talbot and make it 3-2 with 2 minutes and change left.

I turn the game off in disgust, and then turn it back on to watch the Oilers tie it up. So the Hawks give up 2 goals in the final 2 minutes and choke up a 2 goal lead.

There are a couple of things I saw during those two goals. In the first one Brent Seabrook is floating around the boards instead of picking up the guy in front of Jeff Glass and the puck finds the back of the net.  This isn’t atrocious, but he sure looked out of place when you watch the replay.

The second goal was worse.  Duncan Keith had a chance to clear the puck out of the zone and failed.  Then when the puck gets put on net he doesn’t get to Leon Draisaitl and he puts in the rebound easily past Glass.

The Two Chicago Blackhawks defenseman that should know better were out of position in the most important of situations.

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Luckily, the Hawks found a way when Patrick Kane did something that only Patrick Kane does and scored the Game winner in overtime.

So the Hawks win and pick up two points, but it sure was a lot harder than it had to be in Edmonton.

Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend!

Watch Alex DeBrincat score off a nice feed from Nick Schmaltz (Blackhawks)

Jeff Glass stopped 42 of 45 to pick up his first ever NHL win (Sun-Times)

Artem Anisimov was placed on I.R. On Friday (Committed Indians)

Guess who stole the show in Edmonton (CSN)

Ranking the best NHL Goals of 2017 (ESPN)

Pekka Rinne can’t do it all for the Predators (On The Forecheck)

Watch out the Stars defense is building confidence (Blackout Dallas)

Team USA makes a great comeback to defeat Team Canada in a blizzard (CBC)

Next: Coach Q Needs To Settle On a Lineup

Who’s ready for the Winter Classic (Pro Hockey Talk)