3 Takeaways From The Chicago Blackhawks Road Victory Over The Arizona Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks snapped their 22-game road losing streak with a 5-2 victory.

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Arvid Soderblom was outstanding in goal.

You do not get to write that about Soderblom often. The backup netminder stopped 37 of 39 shots. He even made a critical save to keep the Hawks in the game. That is something he rarely does.

There were some glimpses of the terrible goalie we have seen all season. The first goal he gave up was a typical Soderblom gets beat.

The second goal he also overplayed which left the net open even though Korchinski tried to help him.

Otherwise, Soderblom was outstanding in goal. It was the type of performance the Hawks had hoped to see out of the goalie all year. Instead, he has been one of the worst goalies this season in the NHL. He was not in this one.

It was his first victory since around Thanksgiving. That is a long time to go without a win. More importantly, he returned to his house of horrors and came out a winner. The last time Soderblom started at Mullet Arena; he gave up seven goals in late October. He looked nothing like that shelled goalie.

That was good to see just like it was nice to see the Hawks get a road victory.

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