Jets Grounded By Glass, Blackhawks

After losing a tough divisional game their last time out, the Blackhawks looked to get back on track against the Winnipeg Jets at home on a cold Friday night.

In the first period, only one time did a puck look like it had a chance of going in for either team. While skating with a delayed penalty, a Blackhawks passed missed everyone and slowly made its way down the ice toward the net that had been vacated by Jeff Glass because of the penalty. Gustav Forsling turned on the jets and was able to get to the puck about six inches before the Jets took a 1-0 lead by accident.

Winnipeg had a 7-6 shot advantage after 20 minutes; both goaltenders played well and didn’t leave many rebounds.

At 4:51 into the second period, David Kampf celebrated his 23rd birthday by scoring his first career NHL goal.

The redirect of the Connor Murphy shot got Chicago on the board and woke up the United Center.

In his Blackhawks debut, Anthony Duclair made an impact in the second period. He dropped a puck for Jan Rutta 12 minutes after the Kampf goal and Ruuta put a shot on net from an awful angle that somehow beat Connor Hellebuyck.

Kampf, who was Rutta’s teammate last year with Chomutov Pirati in the Czech Republic, picked up the second assist on the goal, making his birthday also his first career multi-point game.

Glass held up his end of the bargain with a few big saves and Chicago took a 2-0 lead to the second intermission. The Hawks out-shot the Jets 12-11 in the second period.

The Blackhawks went to a big penalty kill with seven minutes left in regulation when Jonathan Toews went to the box. Patrik Laine hit a post and Glass made a terrific save during the PK and the Hawks did a terrific job of taking care of a third Jets power play in the game. And Glass stayed perfect on the night.

A couple minutes later, and from almost the same spot on the ice, Laine unloaded and this time cleanly beat Glass to get Winnipeg on the board with 3:41 left in regulation.

Hellebuyck was pulled for the extra attacker with 1:41 on the clock. Glass made an incredible save 30 seconds into the action off another missile from Laine.

After the rebound was picked up by Patrick Kane he tried to hit the empty net but missed wide and iced the puck; he was only a couple strides short of center ice when he shot the puck. After Lance Bouma blocked a shot out of play, Winnipeg used their timeout to get their skaters a break inside of 55 seconds.

Chicago’s defense cranked it up in the final minutes and Glass made a couple more huge saves and the Blackhawks held on to win 2-1 in regulation.

Glass was named the game’s number one star, and he deserved it. The 32-year-old rookie faced 32 shots and stopped 31 of them to earn a big divisional win for the Blackhawks.

Toews filled the box score against his home town team. He won half of his 24 faceoffs and led the Hawks in takeaways (two), hits (two) and shots on net (four). He also blocked one shot in 19:49.

Duclair skated 11:57 in his Blackhawks debut. He was credited with one hit, one takeaway and one shot on goal while finishing plus-two with an assist. He also saw action with the Hawks’ top power play unit, spending 2:16 on the advantage. His speed was evident on every shift. If he can consistently stay engaged, he could do some good things in Chicago.

Kampf was the only Hawks skater with two points in the game. He won six of 11 faceoffs and put two shots on net for a solid birthday effort. A fun fact: Kampf is the first player in Blackhawks history to score his first career NHL goal on his birthday.

28 thoughts on “Jets Grounded By Glass, Blackhawks

  1. The Hawks are an enigma. If they could consistently get an effort like they had tonight and there would be no worries about the Playoffs.

  2. Aside from the goal, Rutta much better tonight in his own zone.

    What forward sits when Anisimov returns? What about Hayden as well?

  3. Great win for Glass rock solid in his best game yet, stole a win for them. Thought the young dmen played good tonight, Oesterle a number of outstanding plays. Third line had a good game, Kampf had a big game, making it a hard decision to put AA in there and Duclair was impressive in his debut and will be fun to watch if he plays like that.

  4. They got manhandled in the first but hung in there and didn’t give up anything and then played much better in the last 40 mins, Glass was outstanding and really every guy on the ice for the Hawks played pretty well.

    Hey Hartman and Saad – spend a little extra time on shooting practice will ya.

    2 points, and against a Central Division rival – yeah baby!

  5. As to who goes out when Anisimov comes back? Let’s wait to see how everyone is playing when he’s ready to return … but if it were right now I would have to change my vote from Bouma to Sharp. I think everyone in the lineup tonight contributed more than Sharp and except for a few games it like that more times than not. Slide Kampf down to center the 4th line and go with this:

    20-19-48
    38-8-88
    91-15-12
    17-64-57

  6. I like Anisimov…but I’m perplexed by his injuries; I know he plays hurt as well.

  7. Good win. Protect home ice. Nashville and Vegas are great at it.
    Glad to see Rutta was not concussed or woozy from the Foligno head shot the other night.
    I love what Connor Murphy is bringing. He plays really really hard every shift.

    Let’s get two points on Sunday and go into the bye week on a real high note.

  8. Man was that a fast paced game. D zone coverage was solid despite some high quality chances for the Jets. Oesterle was excellent and the speed of all the new guys is very noticeable. Duclair will be interesting to watch, his wheels are turbo-charged. Continue to be very impressed by Kampf – he won’t be sitting when Anisimov returns.

  9. Don’t know how good this version of the Hawks will be but Stan has transformed the lineup from slow to a very fast one. If they play this style of pressuring the puck all over the ice with speed they will be highly competitive. One can see the possibility of an identity starting to form with this team.

    Agree with EbonyR on shooting accuracy. You can throw in Dcat into that group os inaccurate shooters.

  10. Speed CAN overcome physical abuse! Nice win- Q has to be feeling better about forward line combos but still anxious about the “D”. Controlling the puck WAS the Hawks Mantra in successful cup runs. That means the D has to control the play better ( not ice it like Forsling and Rutta do!) Crisp, accurate passes need to improve- Glass really stoke the show with great positional goal-tending … I think Anisimov and Crawford have serious concussion issues- NOT good!!

  11. SB should get some credit for replacing Darling with 2 pretty good back ups. That said, neither is a starting NHL goalie. Hopefully, used in tandem, they continue to get the job done until Crow returns.

  12. Good game. Fast pace. Both teams were a bit sloppy in their own ends but we end up with the “W”. Depth does a lot for the team. The 4 lines ALL contributing and the D rotation with speed, skill and veteran presence looking really good. Glass in the net gets the job done with nothing fancy. God bless the 32 year old “rookie”.

    Nice to see the refs letting the boys play a little rough, too. Hino with the face wash on the Jets player, some small cross checks, the Jets pleading for a penalty and the ref saying, “that’s just good hockey, boys”. I loved it!

    I hope we get into the playoffs. My belief is that if we do, there are some teams that will NOT want to play us in the first round. We are 2 steps faster than the last 2 years.

    Let’s carry this over to Sunday!

  13. Who doesn’t/didn’t know Seabrook is untradeable? Perhaps you were blacklisted because you just can’t STFU about it? Pretty sure saying the same damn thing after a solid defensive win isn’t going to get you back in good graces. Do you get off on relentlessly shit talking a 3 time cornerstone of a champion team? WE KNOW. IT’S A BAD SITUATION. WE KNOW. This is the funniest saga of the year by far, so thanks for that I guess.

  14. I was at the game last night and Hinostroza was in a bit of a scrum.

    As he was being pulled away they showed a closeup of him on the big screen and he looked a whole lot like Tim “Dr. Hook” McCracken. Nice set of facial chops.

  15. Be good Ogie just thinking be stronger on faceoffs if he centered 2nd line and keep the chemistry in new 3rd line. I guess after faceoffs responsibilities on the ice can interchange.

  16. Good win. Loved the speed they played with last night. Solid defensively. Glass obviously very good last night. I know wingels and bouma are the fastest or prettiest of players but I like their north south style of play every game and shift. They get on the body and they contribute on pk and do a good job even against others top lines.
    Laine has a great shot. It’s scary every time he loads up.
    Get em tomorrow boys.

  17. I liked what I saw from Duclair last night, and I hope he finds his comfort zone quickly. I liked that they gave him some PP time, because it wasn’t like the PP was tearing it up before. He didn’t look bad but not great either, perhaps he was tentative and a little too deferential at times. I want someone to take the PP by the throat and say “This is mine!” I already like him better than Panik. Granted, it was only one game and only 11 + minutes of ice time, but It was a good glimpse. If he can control the puck at top speed, holy hell will he be fun to watch. I hope the Hawks figure out the PP soon, because I can see him causing a lot of penalties with his speed. This game was what the Wild game could have been like without giving up that soft goal.

  18. If 15 isint better or much at faceoffs then 8 then go with upside. We can load up later. We have played good other then 1st against expansion team for a bunch of games now.

    Lets keep this red train rolling.

  19. Just reading Hockey News Future Watch. You could make the case tha Duclair is a replacement for Teuvo. They were both in the top 20’of that issue. Both had played well for their countries in the World Juniors. Highly touted and talented.

    Still can’t believe we got him for a Panik.

  20. Jack Johnson has requested a trade because his parents are horrible people and hes not getting the offensive numbers he needs to secure a decent next contract.

    Any takers on Captain America?

  21. Remember Johnson being touted as better prospect than Crosby in their deaft year. Blackhawks took Jack Skille 7th overall that year. He still has alot of skill and speed but never a great possession guy, who is certainly on the downside. Not worth risking the multi year deal he is looking for and likely a too expensive rental.

  22. Duclair looked great to me, on both sides of the puck. The kid has speed and skill and it’s evident. That line was effective, and Kampf is great at the dot, and he’s only going to get better with time and experience. I, too, can’t believe we got Duclair for Panik. Can’t wait to watch tomorrow to see if they can keep playing responsible defensive hockey. And Glass, well, really happy for him. He got us the two points when it was all said and done.

  23. Kampf looks good, showed some hockey sense.
    It would be nice to see more changes like sitting Wingels and Bouma for a few games to see what Jurco can do. Vinnie and Duclair add speed which makes the Hawks a different team. Jurco deserves a chance, why not?
    I still did not understand the 7 dmen against the Wild? And we need to leave Seabs alone, he has been an all star for the longest time. It is not an easy task to play with Murphy or the rest of the dmen not named Keith the last two years.
    Maybe Anisomov drops Wingels out of the 4th line centre position upon his return unless the Hawks trade AA for a prospect or a dman.

  24. I keep looking for ways to get into the lineup by taking out either Bouma or Wingels but always end up at the same point – which is both Bouma and Wingels play their 4th line roles well and provide positive contributions. So yeah, I would like to give Jurco a(nother) shot but I’m a little leery of taking either Bouma or Wingels out of the lineup because they’ve been doing what they are supposed to do. If I had to pick someone to sit a game or two to open a spot for Jurco – it would be Sharp.

  25. EB if Bouma is too valuable to sit a game, this team is in trouble. Granted he has a role that someone needs to fill like Tootoo last year but I don’t see him as too important to sit out certain games. The 4th line have played well but lately offense has been lacking and possession numbers even with mostly defensive zone starts has not been great. They gave made contributions and deserve credit for that but to say you can’t improve there in some areas is not exactly correct.

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