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Instant Reaction: Blackhawks top Kraken for first time in history

Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Blackhawks won a road game for the first time this season. They also beat the Seattle Kraken for the first time in franchise history. So yeah, not a bad game for sure. The Blackhawks played the Kraken for the first time in franchise history and it was a heck of a game to watch.

The Hawks goals were all some great highlight reel moments, and the team was pretty good through most of the night. The Blackhawks got the win, and that is all that matters in the end. Let’s talk about the stats tonight:

Stats from the Blackhawks and Kraken game:

Goals: 

CHI – 4

SEA – 2

Shots: 

CHI – 19

SEA – 33

Hits: 

CHI – 20

SEA – 29

Faceoffs Won:

CHI – 19

SEA – 20

Power Play:

CHI – 0/1

SEA – 1/2

Blocked Shots:

CHI – 22

SEA – 8

Highlights:

Seth Jones makes it 1-0 thanks to the great passing play by Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane:

Alex DeBrincat scores a goal to give the team a 2-0 lead thanks to a great pass from Kirby Dach:

Patrick Kane scores another highlight reel goal to give the team a 3-0 lead:

Three players to mention:

1. Alex DeBrincat: The Blackhawks do not win this game without DeBrincat tonight. He was such a big help for the team and had a Gordie Howe hat trick on the night. Offensively, he was all over the ice, defensively, he helped out in his own end to create turnovers and scoring chances for the team.

2. Seth Jones: Seth Jones played like a player worth 9.5 million and worth a trade for two first round draft picks and a top prospect. He was the teams best defenseman tonight and had a goal as well. Oh and he is on a long point streak right now so he is producing offensively something the team does not get that often from their defensemen.

3. Marc-Andre Fleury: Marc-Andre Fleury is the reason the team won this game. He was all over the ice specifically in the second period remaining perfect, and then in the third he held off a lot of those rushes late in the third period. The game was really tight tonight despite the at one point 3-0 score, and that is thanks to Fleury that the Hawks walked away with a win.

The Hawks are back in action on Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers. That definitely is going to be a must watch game for Hawks fans as it will be the toughest opponent the team will have faced under Derek King.

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