Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! In the way too little way too late, the Chicago Blackhawks won 3-1 last night against the New York Islanders.
The Chicago Blackhawks were from the biggest story in Chicago sports last night with the Loyola Ramblers making it to the Final 4 for the first time since they won the whole thing back in 1963. The only thing I ever knew about 63 is that it was the year my Dad graduated from CVS.
Anyways, a much smaller story last night was the fact that Patrick Kane played #1 center last night in the Chicago Blackhawks road win.
It was pretty funny watching all the comments on Twitter last night about Kane back checking since he was playing at center. The thing is Kane’s defense has improved quite a bit since his rookie season, but you wouldn’t know it with his -16 entering the game last night.
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Kane acted like a #1 center by scoring the first goal of the night. He now needs 4 more goals for another 30 goals season, but it was nice to see him get one in after quite a long drought.
The win doesn’t really matter in the long run except for building back that winning feeling heading into the offseason!
Here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning!
Anton Forsberg stopped 31 shots in the Blackhawks 3-1 win over the Islanders (Blackhawks)
There really is a love hate relationship between folks around the NHL and the Chicago Blackhawks (Espn)
Patrick Kane helps lead the Hawks to a road win in Brooklyn (Sun-Times)
The end of an incredible run for the Chicago Blackhawks is sad and good to look back at (CSN)
Joe Thornton may be back in time for the NHL Playoffs (NHL)
How will the Nashville Predators look against all the potential first round opponents (Predlines)