The line of Patrick Kane, Kris Versteeg and Brad Richards stayed hot and the Blackhawks overcame another superb performance by a young Anaheim netminder to beat the Ducks on their ice.
Patrick Kane continued his exceptional play on the Circus Trip, picking up an assist on all three of the Blackhawks goals in a 3-2 win in Denver.
St. Louis starting goaltender Brian Elliott left the Blues’ game Tuesday left Tuesday night’s game against the Senators late in the second period with a lower body injury. On Wednesday, the Blues announced that Elliott’s injury is being considered a “week-to-week” issue, and St. Louis has already started scrambling to put together a contingency plan.
BREAKING: #stlblues announce that goaltender Martin Brodeur will be at Friday’s practice on a tryout basis.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) November 26, 2014
With 21 games in the books, let’s look back at the first quarter of the Blackhawks 2014-15 season.
After two games in the NHL, the Blackhawks have sent center Phillip Danault back to Rockford on Monday.
Danault, 21, played 19 total minutes in his two games with the big club and did not register a point in either contest. He won only six of 20 faceoffs in the two games as well.
The move suggests Andrew Shaw may be ready to return to the lineup on Wednesday when the Hawks play in Denver.
On the second night of a back-to-back, the Blackhawks weren’t able to keep up with the Canucks. Corey Crawford kept them in the game until late, but the Hawks fell 4-1 in Vancouver.
The start of the night wasn’t what the Blackhawks expected. Antti Raanta, who was supposed to start in net, was sick and couldn’t go; Corey Crawford was forced into action for a tenth consecutive game.
The end result of the night wasn’t what the Oilers had hoped for, as the Hawks demolished Edmonton on their home ice.
In fairly surprising news on Friday morning, the Blackhawks announced that Patrick Sharp has been placed on LTIR and forward Phillip Danault has been recalled from Rockford.
This news is especially intriguing with Andrew Shaw missing Thursday night’s game with an upper-body injury. Danault, 21, has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 14 games with the IceHogs to open the 2014-15 season.
The Blackhawks and Flames played an entertaining game on Thursday night that ended with the Hawks winning 4-3 in regulation.
But let’s all take a moment to appreciate Patrick Kane’s hands on his third period, game-winning goal.