Jets Hammer Hawks, End Chicago Point Streak

Coming into Tuesday night’s game in Winnipeg, Corey Crawford had allowed 10 even-strength goals through 13 games. Vince Hinostroza had earned a bump to the top line. And the Blackhawks had not only earned a point in 11 consecutive games, but hadn’t been held to fewer than two goals all year.

In Tuesday night’s game, Crawford allowed four even-strength goals and was pulled with 11 minutes left in regulation. Hinostroza got trucked by Josh Morrissey with 26 seconds left in the first period and didn’t return. And the Blackhawks were shutout.

Morrissey scored Winnipeg’s first goal – the game-winner – at 6:26 into the first period. Chicago came out flat after a huge home win against Montreal on Sunday night, but managed to out-shoot the Jets 8-6 in the opening 20 minutes.

In the second, the Blackhawks had 1:07 of 5-on-3 and couldn’t put anything together. Chicago out-shot Winnipeg 12-7 in the second, but failed to make any of them count. They entered the third trailing by one.

The wheels came off pretty quickly in the third. Chris Thorburn turned off the wall and unloaded a shot that appeared to surprise Crawford, extending the Jets’ lead to 2-0 with his first of the year at 4:46.

At 8:31, Dustin Byfuglien set up super-rookie Patrik Laine for his 12th of the season to make the game 3-0.

Nic Petan scored 11 seconds later to make the score 4-0 and close the books on Crawford. Petan’s first goal of the season was the fourth that Crawford allowed against 22 shots (an .818 save percentage); Scott Darling entered the game for the final 11:17 of regulation and made two modest saves in relief.

On the other end of the ice, Connor Hellebuyck stopped all 27 shots to earn his first shutout of the 2016-17 season. Former Blackhawks Byfuglien and Marko Dano had assists in the game.

For Chicago, Ryan Hartman was a scratch. Marcus Kruger was limited to 8:48 in the game, and Hinostroza skated 6:26 in the first period before leaving with his injury. Jordin Tootoo skated 9:54 in the loss.

Patrick Kane (six), Richard Panik and Andrew Desjardins (five each) combined for 16 of the Hawks’ 27 shots. Duncan Keith was credited with four giveaways. Brent Seabrook led Chicago with three hits, and Niklas Hjalmarsson posted a team-high three blocked shots.

The Hawks are off until Friday night in Calgary.

13 thoughts on “Jets Hammer Hawks, End Chicago Point Streak

  1. The. Jets had a big night. It was their time to shine and bring it all together. They played out of their minds. Well thats ok. Big Buff was more than determined. Good for them.

  2. Pretty flat all around. The hit on Hinostroza is one of those that some will say is perfectly clean and others will say is charging. Got the penalty on the ice, and I wonder if the league will review. Hopefully Hinostroza is not out with a concussion.

    The play on the 5 on 3 was awfully slow. The movement of the puck was very tedious. It was big when the Blackhawks couldn’t connect on a goal in that situation early in the game.

  3. About 3 years ago…Someone here predicted Laine would be a MONSTER!!! (drop the Mic)

    Most impressive- I thought they really checked well- (Jets.).. and they have a few guys out…

    That is an impressive- great “core” 1st line… could be a dangerous team in near future- if management plays their cards right.

  4. If you are going to be bad, you might as well be really bad. Hawks chased the game all night. Two man advantage squandered which pointed to what lay down the road. That it was a 1 goal for so long left an opening for a surge, but it never came. Crow was due for a few softies. It was a team loss in the end.

    Why the refs called that a charging penalty when Hinostroza went down was baffling. It wasn’t a direct head shot, and it wasn’t charging. Just a good check in my book. Hope Vinny is ok. Keep your head up kid. Speaking of kids, Schmaltz and Forsling showed well last night.

    Glad I had this one DVR and waited until early this morning to run through it as quickly as possible.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  5. Way to much Rasmussen and his mates for me. When you see them out there that often it’s going bad. And it did.

  6. Wall 150.0, Yes , as we all know ( or have been constantly reminded, you are the Nostrodomus , (spell?) of all things hockey) Don”t hurt yourself patting your back. By the way, should a team in first place sell now to rebuild? Pens 2.0 right? Who won the cup last year? Your last sentence could be said of 85% of current teams. Throw enough pasta against the wall, and some will stick. Hartman should play on first line.

  7. Did we just go 9-0-2. Holy shit.

    Long road trip can bring team together in lots of different ways. Take our licks and keep on.

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