Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Powerplay Fun

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 9: Nick Schmaltz
OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 9: Nick Schmaltz /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! What a strange sight last night in Ottawa, the Chicago Blackhawks started scoring powerplay goals, and it sure made the game a lot more fun to watch! 

The Chicago Blackhawks have had a weird season where they have dominated lots of the action while drawing penalties, and then when they get the man advantage the powerplay is so dreadful that it kills all of the momentum that was building.

The powerplay has been really bad this season, but it was starting to show some bright spots lately, and on Tuesday night in Ottawa pucks started finding the back of the net on regularity.

It’s strange but the difference may be Jordan Oesterle running the point on the top powerplay unit instead of Duncan Keith.  One thing I’ve mentioned lately is that Oesterle has a real nack for getting pucks on net, and that’s what he was doing which got rebounds on to sticks which eventually led to goals.

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The Chicago Blackhawks need to keep the win train chugging along, and if they can get a consistent powerplay going it will make the task that much easier.  It sure was fun to watch last night that’s for sure.

Here are some morning links to start you Hump day! 

Cody Franson cleared waivers and is headed to Rockford (Blackhawks)

Brent Seabrook was a healthy scratch for the game in Ottawa which was a surprise to many (Tribune)

January will be a huge month for the Rockford Ice Hogs this season (The Rink)

The Ice Hogs will be wearing pink uniforms in an upcoming game (Second City)

It’s time for Jaromir Jagr to retire (ESPN)

5 potential free agents to watch in the second half of the season (Fan Rag)

The Minnesota Wild need speed desperately (Hockey Wilderness)

What do the Buffalo Sabres want for Evander Kane (TSN)

And the Winnipeg Jets just keep on winning (NHL)

Next: Stan Bowman Year In Review

The Edmonton Oilers keep hitting rough spots (Puck Daddy)