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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After not getting an NHL start throughout his long career, it looks like Jeff Glass will make his second consecutive start for the Chicago Blackhawks after a very impressive debut in Edmonton Friday night. 

There are feel good stories and then there are great stories, and reading about Jeff Glass‘s trip to the NHL and picking up his first NHL win at the age of 32 is pretty spectacular.  The fact that he was Brent Seabrook‘s roomate with Team Canada during the 2005 World Juniors is a neat fact as well.

I was kind of surprised that Glass got the start in Edmonton and definitely didn’t expect him to stop 42 of 45 shots against Connor McDavid and company, but that’s exactly what the long time goalie and NHL rookie did on Thursday.

Joel Quenneville was so impressed that he’s letting him start tonight in his hometown of Calgary. You never know what spark a team needs to kick start their season, but maybe having Glass picking up his first NHL victory will be the fuse that lights the fire for this Chicago Blackhawks team.

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After giving up 2 goals in the final 2:19 to lose their lead, I was expecting the Hawks to fold up the tent, but Patrick Kane put a great move on the Oilers entire team on the ice to score and let the Hawks pick up those two crucial points.

Tonight we will see if the Glass victory helps the Hawks build up some momentum or if it was just a one game feel good story.  Let’s root for the momentum angle!

Here are some morning links to start your Sunday! 

See and Listen to what Joel Quenneville had to say about Jeff Glass (Blackhawks)

Thankfully Patrick Kane ended the Hawks losing streak (Tribune)

New York youth hockey fielding NHL Dreams (NHL)

The Nashville Predators placed Filip Forsberg on I.R. (TSN)

Leon Draisaitl went through every emotion in the OIlers overtime loss to the Blackhawks (CBC)

How the Winter Classic went from a thought to reality (SI)

Do Fans expect too much from their hockey teams (Bleedin Blue)

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New Year’s resolutions for Canada’s Teams (Puck Daddy)