Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Glassy Win

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 12: Jeff Glass
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 12: Jeff Glass /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks did what they needed to do when they defeated the Winnipeg Jets last night 2-1 for a big Central Divisional win at the United Center. 

The thing is I was expecting like everyone else for a track meet victory if the Hawks won last night, but instead we received a goalie win from what ended up being the #1 star of the game Jeff Glass.

Earlier on Friday when Joel Quenneville made the decision to start Glass, I wasn’t too excited.  After a couple of good games, it looked like he was leaking some oil, so the fact that one of the highest scoring teams was coming to play the Hawks with Glass in net wasn’t too exciting if you asked me.

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Glass put that all to be stopping 26 of 27 shots and carrying a shutout until very late in the third period.  It was a great night for players that weren’t on the opening night roster in the Hawks victory!  David Kempf scored his first goal of his NHL career last night and had an assist on the game winning goal, and will be a part of this fun fact in Chicago Blackhawks history.

Newly Acquired Anthony Duclair also had a good showing with an assist for his first Chicago Blackhawks career point, he was on the ice for both goals, and he showed off his elite speed by getting a semi-breakaway in the third period that barley was stopped.

Big win last night, but the Hawks need to follow it up with another one Sunday afternoon before their winter break! Here are some links to start your weekend!

What did Joel Quenneville have to say about the win on Friday night (Blackhawks)

Anthony Duclair stoked to put the drama of Arizona behind him (Sun-Times)

Jeff Glass holds down the fort for a big win against the first place Jets (Tribune)

U.S. Army files copyright violation against the Vegas Golden Knights (Bleacher Report)

Jack Johnson asks for a trade (Hockey Rumors)

Do the Predators really need to make a deal? (Predlines)

Everyone is looking at Max Pacioretty in a trade deal (Bleedin Blue)

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Cam Talbot on an unlikely streak (Puck Daddy)