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5 Quick Chicago Blackhawks Thoughts From A Wild 6-2 Win Over Winnipeg

By Keith Schultz
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 11: (L-R) Erik Gustafsson
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 11: (L-R) Erik Gustafsson /
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The Chicago Blackhawks took on the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, and when the final horn sounded one of the strangest and fun nights ever was over with a 6-2 victory by the Chicago Blackhawks. 

There was a lot to digest during the Chicago Blackhawks game , but here are five quick thoughts on the Chicago Blackhawks victory.

5. Brent Seabrook making history

The pregame salute to Brent Seabrook playing in his 1,000th game was very touching, and really made you look back at the good times with #7 playing at his best.  Of course the night really started out kind of strange with Seabrook almost tripping over the red carpet during the ceremony.

4. Colin Delia Picks up First NHL Win

Colin Delia has been such a great story from training camp until tonight as he’s played in every level with the Chicago Blackhawks this season.  Tonight was his big night as he made his NHL debut stopping 25 of the 27 shots he faced.  The two goals he really had no shot at so it was a very solid effort, unfortunately he was injured in the middle of the third period.  Although he didn’t finish the game, Delia got credit for his first NHL win.

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3. Kane Vs The Cat

Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat are in a battle for the top goal scorer of the year for the team.  Kane picked up the first goal of the game, but the Cat pounced on a loose puck and tied Kane with his 27th goal of the season.  It would be Awesome if they both could hit the 30 goals on the season. It sure is fun watching DeBrincat get his shot on net!

2. Very good debut by Dylan Sikura

Dylan Sikura got a shot on net in each of his first three shifts, and he looked comfortable from the get go.  Sikura picked up 2 assists on the night which is a really solid start to his NHL career.  I’m looking forward to watching him the rest of the season.  Also the kid line was fun to watch with Sikura, DeBrincat, and Victor Ejsell.

1. Scott Foster Becomes a Hero! 

The emergency goalie actually got on the ice tonight when Delia got hurt in the 3rd period.  Foster was very good stopping all 7 shots he faced.  He held onto the 6-2 lead the Hawks had when he entered the game.

It’s crazy that he was able to stop Patrik Laine and Dustin Byfuglien.  This is one of strangest stories I’ve ever seen while covering the Chicago Blackhawks.  It was worth staying up watching a meaningless game in late March.  Sadly, I think it was the best the Blackhawks defense looked all year long playing hard for Foster.

It was wild crazy win and one we won’t forget for quite a while!

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