Jeff Glass, Blackhawks Beat Oilers In OT

Welcome to the National Hockey League, Jeff Glass. The 32-year-old goaltender made his NHL debut in Edmonton against Connor McDavid and the Oilers the night after his struggling teammates got their butts kicked in Vancouver.

Cody Franson, activated off IR earlier in the day and joined the lineup that included Michal Kempny as well with Jan Rutta and Gustav Forsling getting a night off. With Artem Anisimov now on IR, Patrick Sharp was a healthy scratch up front.

This game saw some old teammates reunited. Edmonton’s Drake Caggiula played with Nick Schmaltz at North Dakota. Connor McDavid skated on a line with Alex DeBrincat with Erie in the OHL. And Glass was roommates with Brent Seabrook on Canada’s World Junior team in 2003.

Glass got a chance to knock any butterflies out in the first period as he faced 19 shots. There was only one power play in the first; Kempny sat down at 13 minutes. Jesse Puljujarvi scored on the advantage to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead in the first.

Chicago hung around, however, thanks in large part to Glass’ performance. And with 55 seconds left in the first period Ryan Hartman scored for the second straight night to tie the game.

Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz picked up the assists on the Hartman goal, his seventh of the season.

Chicago managed to put 11 shots on Cam Talbot in the first and went to the room for the first intermission with a tie score thanks to Glass.

In the second period, both sides killed a penalty in the opening 11 minutes of action. At 13:38 Richard Panik drew a penalty on Darnell Nurse and the Blackhawks proved that miracles never cease, scoring on their second power play of the night.

DeBrincat’s 13th of the season gave Chicago a 2-1 lead that the Blackhawks carried into the second intermission. Schmaltz and Duncan Keith were credited with the assists on the DeBrincat marker.

The Hawks out-shot the Oilers 14-12 in the second period and Glass was outstanding for 20 more minutes.

At 8:19 into the third Leon Draisaitl went to the box and a legitimate shockwave shook the region as the Blackhawks scored a second power play goal in one game (not month… game). This time it came from Jordan Oesterle, his first of the year.

Vinnie Hinostroza picked up the only assist on the Oesterle goal.

With under three minutes left in regulation, Edmonton called Talbot to the bench for an extra attacker. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins flipped a shot toward the net that appeared to tip off Seabrook’s glove and past Glass to cut the lead to 3-2.

Edmonton kept the pressure on and an unfortunate turnover from Schmaltz found Draisaitl who tied the game with 54 seconds left in regulation.

Regulation came to a close with the score tied at three. Glass made 42 saves in 60 minutes with two of the three goals coming inside the final 2:30. Chicago put 35 shots on Talbot in regulation.

Kane apparently didn’t want to leave the second point on the table and appreciated the hard work from Glass in regulation, so the Hawks superstar ended the game with a snipe 50 seconds into the overtime to win it for Chicago.

Schmaltz finished with three assists. Keith (two assists) and Kane (one goal, one assist) also had multi-point nights in the victory.

David Kampf led Chicago in faceoff attempts, winning 10 of 22. Jonathan Toews own 10 of 14 while putting five shots on net. Kane led the Hawks with six shots on net. Lance Bouma and Richard Panik led the Blackhawks with five hits each.

Oesterle skated 25:08 and led Chicago with seven blocked shots in addition to his first goal of the season. He was also credited with two hits.

41 thoughts on “Jeff Glass, Blackhawks Beat Oilers In OT

  1. Good to see Glass get victory, team had a shaky 1st a good 2nd and 90% of 3rd and unbelievable goal by Kane in ot. Finally some puck luck and a rookie goalie debut winning a game and not snake bitten by an opposing one. Very noticeable 6 and 11 played very sparingly after 1st period. Good net presence especially Hartman.

  2. Some thoughts-
    Congrats to Jeff Glass-

    The first part of the game I was worried as it looked like a Junior C team against a Major Junior team.
    The lines had some chemistry and Debrincat and Schmaltz were dangerous.
    What got into Hartman? He looked like an all-star.
    Keep Kempny in the line-up and Sharp out.
    #2 can’t make up for his mistakes on the pinch like he used to.

    Big win!

  3. Give Q credit. He caught lightning in a bottle with Jeff Glass. Just looks way more experienced and assure of himself than Forsberg.

    Connor Murphy is turning into an excellent physical presence defenseman.

    Saad and Panik each had prime chances to bury one from the slot. Both missed. It’s becoming depressing what has happened to their ability to score. Almost non existent. Saad’s effort is admirable. Panik = meh.

  4. Give Q credit for putting his backup goaltender in for the second night of back-to-backs when his #1 is on IR? Not sure we can hand out credit for a forced move… but yeah, Glass was terrific tonight. And I agree w/ Craig that Murphy is turning a corner

  5. After not getting by for 3 games (which all 3 were the first or second game after a long break) in the first period or part of second period we did in this one. Which had us tied after 1 even though outplayed by whatever. Enough time for us to get up to speed. Which we didnt get in those other games and need every time were playing after 4 5 or 6 days inbetween games.

    Its the long change.

    Then we get the breaks and bounces throughout the game and every once in awhile a team gets one goal with goalie pulled. You should not ever get 2 goals with goalie pulled.

    This is why you stick with the team if your apart of it. Even when things went our way in terms of breaks and bounces when we havnt been getting that which means its coming like waves. That kind of thing happens which is rare and we still did what we did. Another win in that fashion showime when we didnt deserve to have to do it that way as we persevered to win 3-1 or 3-2. What matters its we did what we did even with that garbage 2 pulled goals.

    Coaches went back to work and the basic lines. Win.

  6. If not for Glass we are probably down 3 goals after the first period yet his play seemed to provide the energy to pick things up. Schmaltz is going to be a high end player but will have lots of growing pains. Seems like at least once a night he passes when he has a great shooting chance. Was impressed with Kampf tonight – his size and speed is a nice addition and also looks to be very defensively aware. Lastly, kudos to the 4th line who more than held their own despite having to play against the McDavid line quite a bit – man that guy is scary with his speed.

  7. Connor Murphy could end up being a huge acquisition. He’s physical but also has a knack for joining the rush and driving the net on the counter. It happens maybe once or twice a game. Causes coverage havoc and leads to good chances.

    Would love to see that more from Kempny and Forsling as well. The main point of having good skaters on the back end is being able to beat a forecheck and counterattack. Enter the zone in waves. Its risky but thats how the team is built. So play that way.

    Panik is showing signs, as is the Toews line. Man if he could hold down that top line wing, we would become so much deeper. Also stick tap to Hartman for covering admirably for Anisimov.

    What a night for Mr Glass!

  8. Heat map says a lot. Shots from around the crease. That typically means rebounds and net front presence. Kampf almost at 50% through 2 games. Small sample size. But it was something that was needed. We’ll see what he brings offensively. Everywhere hes been that was something thats been pointed out. Hes good everywhere, but the offensive numbers just didnt match his play on the ice.

    Congrats to Glass. Well deserved and a long awaited debut. By no means a flukey win.

  9. Wow…its only taken jQ this long to find out that 88 + 8 = goals. And I would add 12…This guy is fn smart…What a guy. Q

  10. johnny bower, a great maple leaf goalie who passed away this past week , didnt get to the nhl till he was in his thirties , maybe glass will do well. i hope patrick kane never gets old

  11. Nice to see the GlassMan get the win! Wow was I shocked when I was the power play, featuring Kane playing the point, with Keith. ADC, schmaltz and Toews up front? Was that the 1st time 88 has played the point?

  12. Hawks played with fire all game and came out with the win. Not a long term formula for success. Could have easily been an 8 to 4 oilers win with all the odd man rushes the Hawks gave up. The kids are alright but Toews is done.

  13. Len, q has had 88 and 8vpaired together all year…

    Not the first time Kane has played the point. Started about a dozen games ago and has played there sporadically ever since.

  14. Not sure about that Demo other than the first period (thank you Glass) the Hawks were all over the Oilers and the last 3 minutes Edmonton started to pressure. Toews isn’t done if Saad or Panik could actually score this wouldn’t have been close

  15. Toews and Saad continue to put up positive possession numbers with whoever is on the wing. Plus minus numbers also favorable so not the issue it could be if other teams were taking it too them. When the offense picks up for them and it will everything be okay. If crazy 8s line stays intact with Schmaltz at centre( Q said he was outstanding last night), the 3rd line had some good looks last night and has 15 and Sikura as possible help coming, if 14 continues to struggle and 12 probably moves up to top line again. Kampf if he stays solid on faceoffs as a fit between 57 and 40 might be a option too.
    I know alot of people want Kempny in lineup but I think last night might be just to get 6 and 11 a game. Although have 42 and 44 have struggled lately theres likely a strong chance their back in against Flames going by minutes 6 and 11 played in 2nd and 3rd periods.

  16. Congrats to glass. Good win for the hawks. Oesterle played a hell of a game. I know he’s only played a handful of games with the hawks but makes you wonder why a team like Edmonton would let him go even as a depth dman.
    Looking forward to tomorrow.

  17. Can we stop with the Hitler references regarding Kampf? He’s Czech. Not German. And it’s incredibly distasteful to reference one of the top 3 worst human beings ever.

  18. One last thing on Glass… everyone knows the story that he was roommates with Seabrook. That 05 world junior was loaded. Bergeron, Crosby,Getzlaf, Weber, Perry, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Phaneuf…and current Icehogs head coach Jeremy Colliton.

    Yep. His coach in Rockford was once his teammate in a u20 competition.

  19. Agreed, Ogie. It’s pathetic to use the Hitler reference, which Wall had started at the beginning of the season.

  20. That guys not here. And thats for the better. Lets keep him and the anti-semitic remarks that way…not here.

  21. I’m not sure what team is going to show up on any given day. Even in the Oiler game, the Hawks were awful in the first period, then, suddenly the switch turned on and they played well in the 2nd and 3rd periods.

    I guess this is what to expect with a much younger and inexperienced team. Although I miss the dominating Hawk teams of the last few years, I love the young kids and the promise and ability that they show from shift to shift.

    Let’s see Glasser get a shutout in Calgary. Go HAWKS!!

  22. Ogie, just curious, who are the other 2 worst human beings ever. And how this is antisemitic?
    Hawks are a mess, but hopefully, things will settle down and we will enjoy some hockey in April.

  23. Let’s put it this way any Hitler or Nazi reference is distasteful so will leave it at that. Our game last night was far from perfect but the team really played with emotion. I think they really wanted to win for Glass. Hopefully they can maintain that feeling and it will drive them to more wins. Still would like to see more of Kempny he played last night but not enough minutes. Would like to see more of him and less of Franson.
    Go Hawks!!

  24. Stalin had Holodomor where he starved an entire country. Mao Zedong holds the title for most people killed. Evil.

    And in case you are unaware, Mein Kampf (translates to my struggle in english) was the autobiography Hitler wrote. It details how he became an anti-semite (someone who is hostile or prejudice towards people of jewish faith). He wrote that Germany will only rise from their woes when the international poisoners (jews) are exterminated.

    So yes. Any reference to that piece of literature can be labeled as anti-semitic. The fact I have to explain this is an indictment of our public school system.

    Back to Hawks stuff… their posession stats by and large have been trending upward. They need more shots from the crease. They need Saad to get going. He should be the one in that crease. The net front presence will also help get pucks in from the point. Rutta, even before he got injured has been terrible in the posession department. For those that hated the Hjalmarsson trade… Murphy’s numbers have been great there. Hjalmarsson missed ten games. Played 1. And hasnt played since November. It was only a matter of time before he starts breaking down and this could be the start of that.

  25. Ernie…Im cool with that my brother…Im thinking, when 8 is at center w/88 and 12… We had(pre-season) and could have, a very dynamic line in the league.

    Ps. I have zero, point 0.0. Respect for Q…maybe John Scott, Bolig, Bic, Buff,Carcillo, or Troy Brower would improve the “Toews ” line?
    3, Inspite,not because of, this duffus.

  26. As far playing Kempny more and 12 with 8 and 88, Q and the coaching staff don’t play players to make us happy its their job to play who they think can give the team the best chance to win, their livelyhood depends on it. As for no respect for the 2nd alltime winningest coach or recently picked 9th best captain ever your only showing volumes about yourself. Time for a change thats an opinion many seem to share but no respect after making Blackhawks a winning team after 50 years is not kosher.

  27. I totally respect what Toews has done in his career and for this team but that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t off a cliff performance wise. What made him the great player he was, was his tenacity along the boards and in front of the net combined with a lethal shot. That part of his game is no longer a strength and the eye test tells me that it isn’t coming back. Ian just calling it as it is.

  28. Reg, I can see what your saying. Other then the games after the first couple or few when we didnt play good we have played good since that 2-1 NAS game. Maybe not 100% of the time though most when we have had that no show or did not play its usually always the first or and second game after a long break. It goes hand in hand. Those games are the ones we have no idea what kind is going to show up.

    As well usually always once we get back up to speed then we play. We are going to get back up to speed and maybe that started with the 2 and 3 period of EDM.

  29. Every team lives with the Salary Cap. Talent comes and talent goes. Trades are good trades are bad. That is business, and I think that Rocky, Stan and Q have done this better than most.

    That said, all I want is an enthused Blackhawk team to take the ice every game. 100% effort. Anything less and I am unhappy. When they do I am happy even in a loss.

    My guess is that the Hawks will be retooled and back on top within 3-4 years. If they are giving 100%, I can live with that. The fans will too.

  30. So when Q absolutely owned Boudreau against Anaheim with 3.5 d men after he was able to get the forward matchups he wanted…despite having first change. How do you explain that?

    Im not saying he stays as the Hawks coach in perpetuity. But to dismiss his career is just plain ignorant.

  31. @ Mike R
    I love the Blackhawks and have a lot of “wishes” for the team.
    With that said, though, the reality that I see is pretty much summed up by what
    Mike R stated. Free agency and the cap are something the front office always has to deal with, and changes were made, for good or bad.

    It’s just a conundrum about how the intensity and effort are a problem on a consistent basis. You hear the coaches and players discuss it as a problem themselves, but it just doesn’t translate into a high quality effort and product on the ice.

    From a roster standpoint I’m in the camp that this team should absolutely be a playoff team. I certainly understand opinions to the contrary. But, with consistency of play this team is easily above this struggle to maintain entry into the last wild card spot. Man, I would love to see them catch fire but it’s just two steps forward two steps back, one step forward one step back, etc. etc. That equals 0.500 hockey and that’s not going to get it done.

    Got to keep the faith, though. It’s frustrating as hell, but they’ve given us fans a lot and they can continue to, IMHO.

    Go Blackhawks!!!!

  32. I like the early stated sediment of Mike R as well-it’s true

    But in three or four years 19 and 88 will have a year or two left in the contract and without the really high draft picks/difference makers in their primes it’s a struggle to say they will be in the top at that point-not impossible but I wouldn’t bet a lot on it.

    Now if the young core can mature and this team finds a new identity and they get lucky with one or two draft picks untested at this point?
    (In three years you will have nothing from 7/2/15 and not much from 19, and although 88 is playing at an all-star level who knows where he’ll be at 32 or 33.)

    Perhaps a lot will be different in three years?

  33. Think 40 and 13 were still very good at 32. It was having a full team roster wise that is the difference maker and we will have that by paying our dues the last couple yrs for the 5 or more coming yrs. 7 and 15 can be filled by top ufa with similar caphits.

    2 will be good like Lidstrom was.

    To say otherwise/were done for sure no matter what 19 and 7 are done so thats it and pack up for another 49 yrs. Doesnt capture the spirit of the whole thing.

  34. Indian, even though we went

    4-1-1 then were 5-5
    8-6 then 8-8
    12-8 then 12-11
    17-11 then 17-14

    Two of those times were directly a result of the most fucked up sch. I have ever seen in any sport ever. That wont even out later. Other then that yea it was like that.

    5in7 days right after 2 in 9 days. Yea man.

  35. And enough with the schedule posts-
    we are two points out of last—that is what is important.

    I hope we get to see them in the playoffs-that would be nice.

  36. Uhh, for those interested in reality, the Blackhawks have the 5th most difficult schedule in the league (and not nearly the 5th best roster) after overachieving last season. It’s a hard schedule. Mathematically, which means it’s for real. C’mon guys, just one Dale Tallon mention to make this new year’s celebration complete…

  37. Noonan didnt mean to direct that towards you. I am just sick and tired of hearing lots of people say the team is done even if younger guys are really good that 19 and 88 wont be any good by then not to mentioned the favorite 7 around blogs.

    I understand that not all of the core will be good then and that enough of them will be to go along with the young core that becomes really good. As well as some high end ufa players that we can get.

    When the Crow is past him prime and 19 and 88 are 40 then I will be satisfied.

  38. Watching Hawks- Oilers … what is WRONG with Seabrook?? Just brutal giveaways! Is he suffering from some mental and/or physical injuries ??

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