The Blackhawks welcomed the Penguins to Soldier Field on Saturday night. And, after 60 minutes of hockey, Sidney Crosby still hasn’t won a game against Jonathan Toews.
Toews scored two goals and added an assist as the Blackhawks dominated the Penguins. Chicago’s captain won 15 of 27 faceoffs and was credited with the game-winning goal in a complete victory.
The only negative for the Hawks was an upper-body injury suffered by Marian Hossa, who was hit by Craig Adams while the Hawks were on the power play in the first period. Hossa skated only six shifts and did not return for the second or third periods.
Snow blanketed the fans and required extra attention from the ice crew during the game. Corey Crawford 31 saves, only allowing a goal to… Brent Seabrook… in the third period. Seabrook tipped a James Neal pass into his own net, ending Crawford’s shutout bid. Neal was credited with the goal.
Crosby skated 22:01 in the game and was credited with three shots on net and two hits while winning 16 of 34 faceoffs. He was minus-two in the loss.
The Blackhawks also received goals from Patrick Sharp, Kris Versteeg and Bryan Bickell. Brandon Bollig was credited with a team-high six hits, and Marcus Kruger won 10 of 13 faceoffs as the Hawks received contributions from all four lines.
UPDATE: after the game, coach Joel Quenneville told the media that Hossa “might miss a little time” and that they “will know a little more in a few days.”