The Blackhawks continue to amaze their fans by winning game after game after game. Tonight the Blackhawks hosted the Minnesota Wild at the madhouse. The Blackhawks had high hopes to give their fans the game they were expecting. Also they would need to win or at least hold off until overtime to maintain their point record.
FIRST PERIOD BREAKDOWN:
The first period was in favor of Chicago. It was only 8 minutes in when Minnesota’s DEVIN SETOGUCHI scored the first goal of the night. DEVIN SETOGUCHI ’s goal was assisted by M. Cullen & J. Zucker. Chicago responded very well to Minnesota’s goal. 13 minutes in, Brandon Saad of the Blackhawks scored the game tying goal. Sadd was assisted by J. Toews & N. Hjalmarsson. Only 44 short seconds later, Bryan Bickell scored the second goal for Chicago. Bryan was assisted by V. Stalberg & A. Shaw. Less than 5 minutes later, Bryan Bickell scored yet another goal for the Blackhawks. He was assisted by B. Saad & M. Kruger. Chicago was now winning this game 3-1. Hossa did not think that was s good enough lead. Marian Hossa scored the 4th goal for the Blackhawks with a wrist shot. Hossa was assisted by B. Saad & J. Toews. The first period came to a close with Chicago in the lead 4-1. The Blackhawks out shot the Wild 17-6 in the duration of the opening 20 minutes.
- Dave Bolland (Chicago) – called for high-sticking (2 minutes)
- Matt Cullen (Minnesota) – called for interference (2 minutes)
SECOND PERIOD BREAKDOWN:
Entering the second period with a great advantage, the Blackhawks continue to dominate the Wild and keep control of the puck. They were playing smart and were playing strong. Winding down the final minutes of the 2nd period, neither team was able to score a goal. The period ended with Chicago towering over Minnesota with the lead 4-1. The Blackhawks had 10 shots & the Wild had 4 shots.
- Jonas Brodin (Minnesota) – called for interference (2 minutes)
- Justin Falk (Minnesota) – called for holding (2 minutes)
THIRD PERIOD BREAKDOWN:
Starting the third and final period with Chicago in the lead 4-1, the Wild was looking to redeem some goals and essentially tie the game. About 4 minutes into the 3rd, Ryan Suter of the Wild managed to net the puck for Minnesota. Suter was assisted by D. Heatley & M. Koivu. The score was now 4-2, Chicago still in the lead. It didn’t help when Minnesota’s Kyle Brodziak netted the puck once more for the Wild. Brodziak was assisted by T. Mitchell & M. Rupp. The score was now 4-3, Chicago still in the lead but only by 1 goal. Just when fans had the bad feeling that Chicago may loose this game, PATRICK KANE scored the 5th goal for the Blackhawks! With an amazing pass from P. Sharp & D. Bolland, Kanner is able to dump the puck into Minnesota’s net! This is Pat’s 12th goal this season.
Winding down to the final 2 minutes of the third and final period, Minnesota has an empty net. This creates a huge chance for Chicago to score an easy goal. The final minute of period 3 has arrived. The odds of Minnesota scoring 2 goals to tie the game are very slim and getting smaller as time winds down. With Minnesota calling a time out, it provides coach Q time to talk to the Hawks and give them some direction as well. The final seconds of the third and final period counted down faster and basically secured the Blackhawk’s win. The final buzzer rang and the Blackhawks theme song Chelsea Dagger sounded loud and proud that the Blackhawks have won 5-3!!!!! They have done it again! BLACKHAWKS WIN!
- Niklas Hjalmarsson (Chicago) – called for hooking (2 minutes)
The Blackhawks ended the game with Chicago dominating in shots 32-23. The Blackhawks have also set a new franchise record! winning 10 straight games!
The Blackhawks continue to amaze the NHL every game they play. What will they do next? See for yourself when they host the Colorado Avalanche TOMORROW! @ the United Center. Catch it on TSN2 or listen in live on WGN 720. The puck drops @ 7:00 PM CT. Don’t miss it! Lets Go Hawks!