Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: The Kids Can Play

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 4: Blake Hillman
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 4: Blake Hillman /

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night in dramatic fashion, which included proof the Blackhawks have some hot young talent

Good morning, Chicago Blackhawks fans. We imagine you slept relatively well last night.

It’s been a tough season to follow the Blackhawks, but all you can do at this point is look for positives.  Although through most of the game the Blackhawks stars didn’t make the scoresheet, young players like Dylan Sikura, Blake Hillman, and Alex DeBrincat stepped up in a major way.

And of course Mr. Keith decided to score his second goal of the year with two games remaining on the schedule.  Go figure. But the Blackhawks have to feel good about being their biggest rival on the road with playoff implications on the line.

The Blues will have a couple days to let their anger sink in and will most likely come out extremely hard Friday at the United Center.  Regardless, St. Louis will be even more desperate then.  JF Berube also did a great job in net and limiting rebounds.  The Blues love to shoot from the point through traffic, but Berube stood tall and fought off pucks.

We mentioned a lot of our thoughts last night following the game already, but we have to emphasize Blake Hillman’s first NHL goal and Alex DeBrincat’s 28th goal of the season.  Hillman jumped into the rush and hammered home a one-timer while DeBrincat scored far side on a pretty curl and drag wrist shot.  Joel Quenneville is letting his young players take some chances in these final games, giving them a boat-load of confidence.

For those of you Blackhawks fans cringing at this win realizing that our draft pick position may have gotten worse, deal with it.  Getting out of this awful season on a high note is what’s best for the team.  They just need to take the necessary baby steps to get back to where they belong as a Stanley Cup contender.

Hope you enjoy your victory Thursday!

– Team Blackhawk Up

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