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Chicago Blackhawks: 5 thoughts following win against Anaheim Ducks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 03: Dylan Strome #17 of the Chicago Blackhawks breaks up the ice past Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on March 03, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 03: Dylan Strome #17 of the Chicago Blackhawks breaks up the ice past Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center on March 03, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Penalty Kill showed up to start the game

Patrick Kane took a very rare tripping penalty midway through the second period with a two to one lead for the team. The Blackhawks looked ready to kill it off until David Kampf tripped up a Duck in the Blackhawks’ own end. Next thing you know the Ducks have a five on three with about 30 seconds on the clock.

Not only did the Blackhawks kill off the five on three, but they also managed to keep the puck out of the net during the rest of the five on four, with Kampf in the box. I think this penalty kill achievement was an accomplishment for a few specific players. Connor Murphy played great, so did Duncan Keith. The two defenders were all over the ice in their own end during the five on three. Not only were they great but Jonathan Toews played almost the entire PK.

I know Toews did not score a goal or do much on the score sheet tonight, but he still needs to get some praise for keeping this team in it when they needed it the most. He is not alone for deserving some praise, so does Corey Crawford.

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