The Chicago Blackhawks traveled to Winnipeg Saturday afternoon to take on the Jets. Winnipeg would use the power play to beat the Hawks 4-0 in the weekend matchup. The story isn't the game though, it's Chicago's inability to keep their goalies on the ice.
To start the 3rd period, it was newly signed Dylan Wells in goal. Prized rookie netminder Arvid Soderblom did not come out for the final frame with the team down by 3 goals. Not much is currently known except for that he was not able to play. By morning there should be a release from the official website (www.blackhawks.com).
Enter Dylan Wells. Before I get into his background I'd simply like to say that he played well(s). Sorry, had to. Dylan stopped 12 of 13 shots (.923) including a break away by one of the best goal scorers in the NHL, Kyle Connor.
The former 5th round pick (2016 by Edmonton) was actually playing in the ECHL (Indy Fuel) after a couple of games in Rockford. His numbers over his professional career have not been stellar and you'd have to go back to the 18-19 campaign to have a save percentage over .900.
This will mark the 4th goaltender to play for the Hawks this season in only 12 games. Hopefully Petr Mrazek can make it back by Thursday when Chicago has a rematch against Los Angeles whom will be in the midst of a 4-game home stand.
As for todays game; Jonathan Toews' point streak comes to a close despite playing good hockey in his home city. I also want to give some credit to Philipp Kurashev, Reese Johnson, and Jason Dickinson for their efforts in the loss.
Chicago falls to 5-5-2 on the young season, which would put them as the 14th worst record thus far. For those of you keeping track the Blue Jackets currently have the worst record in the NHL and have a dismal .250 winning percentage.