3 Takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks Victory Over the Calgary Flames

Jason Dickinson scored two goals to reach the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career. The Hawks won 3-1.

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The Blackhawks' first power play was darn good.

Calgary's Daniil Miromanov went to the penalty box 47 seconds into the game when he slashed Dickinson. The Hawks even had a two-man advantage during that power play when Mikael Backlund hooked Connor Bedard.

The power play unit during that stretch was a sight to be seen. The Hawks were firing shots led by Bedard's six attempts.

What was most impressive about that power play was the Hawks kept the puck in the offensive zone which meant the Flames could not make a change. All those shot attempts and moving the puck eventually wore out Calgary's penalty-kill unit and it was Seth Jones who slapped a shot past the tired-out Flames for the game's first goal.

It was Jones' seventh goal of the season and sixth this month. He did not score a goal in the 2023 part of the season and it looked like he was just taking the year off from scoring goals as he did not score his first goal of the year until January 19th.

The defenseman takes a lot of criticism since he is the team's highest-paid player especially this season as he was not producing anywhere close to his $9.5 million AAV. This month he has looked every bit of a No. 1 defenseman as he also has five assists this month.