The final score was 8-1, but the game wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.
Five different Blackhawks had three points in the blowout:
- Bryan Bickell: 3 assists
- Viktor Stalberg: 3 assists
- Nick Leddy: 1 goal, 2 assists
- Patrick Kane: 1 goal, 2 assists
- Jonathan Toews: 2 goals, 1 assist
Toews won 13 of his 16 faceoffs in the game. Brandon Saad (two assists), Marian Hossa (two goals) and Duncan Keith (one goal, one assist) also had multi-point nights in the runaway. Johnny Oduya also scored for the Hawks .
Corey Crawford allowed one goal against 19 shots, 11 of which came in the third period.
The only part of the game in which the Stars were competitive was fighting; Antoine Roussel got the better of Brent Seabrook late in the second period. At that point, the Hawks were up five, but after Roussel threw a couple punches at Seabrook after he went down there was clearly motivation to keep the pressure on.
Hossa scored less than a minute after the fight to extend the lead to six. It was Hossa’s second of the period, and wasn’t nearly as pretty as his first. Just over 12 minutes into the second, Kane dropped a pass to Hossa who tipped the puck into the far corner of the net for Chicago’s fifth goal of the night… and Hossa’s stick was behind him and between the legs of Stephane Robidas.
There were plenty of highlights for the Hawks, and lots of guys padding their stats. Chicago is now 23-2-3 on the season and boast an NHL-best plus-35 as a team on the season.