The regular season schedule came to a close on Friday night, and the Blackhawks handled their business once again. With the 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, the Hawks moved their home record to 18-3-3 for the season.
Corey Crawford had another solid game between the pipes for the Hawks, stopping 25 of 26 shots to earn the win.
And, as has been the theme all year, the superstars stepped up for Chicago. Patrick Kane scored his 23rd goal of the year, followed by Jonathan Toews scoring his 23rd goal of the year. Kane finished the night with five shots on net, while Toews won nine of 15 faceoffs and was credited with a takeaway.
Sheldon Brookbank had a quality game, filling the box score in 17:17 of ice time. Brookbank was credited with three shots on net, a team-high three blocked shots, three hits and one takeaway. Brandon Bollig also played well, posting a team-leading five hits and one blocked shot in over 12 minutes on the ice.
Marcus Kruger scored the Hawks’ third and final goal of the game, and nine of 11 faceoffs. Meanwhile, Michal Handzus lost nine of 13 faceoffs.
The Blackhawks dominated every aspect of the game, and coach Joel Quenneville was able to spread out the ice time; only one forward – Kane – skated more than 16 minutes in the game.
Saturday ends a historic lockout-shortened regular season for the Blackhawks in St. Louis.