Artemi Panarin, Blackhawks Overcome Rangers

For seven minutes on Wednesday night, poor Vince Hinostroza was wondering if a couple penalties had cost his team in the worst way possible.

Heading to the third period, the Blackhawks held a 2-1 lead. Teuvo Teravainen set up Andrew Desjardins with a beautiful pass to open the scoring 3:30 into the first.

Artemi Panarin extended the lead with a power play goal 10:05 into the second. Panarin’s first goal of the night made him the first undrafted rookie in Blackhawks history to score 20 in a season. He also became the first rookie in the league to hit the benchmark this year.

But he wasn’t done.

A goal from Kevin Hayes at 13:45 into the second cut the lead in half but Corey Crawford held the Hawks in the game through 40 minutes. New York out-shot the Hawks 19-13 through two periods, but their best opportunity came in the closing moments of the second when Hinostroza was called for a double-minor for high sticking Dominic Moore.

Those two power plays carried over into the third period and, on fresh ice, the Rangers immediately made the Hawks pay. Twice.

Derick Brassard tied the game 24 seconds into the third and Dan Boyle gave New York a 3-2 lead at 2:17 while a dejected Hinostroza watched from the penalty box. The Rangers held onto that lead for 7:30 until the Blackhawks attacked.

Teravainen, who had perhaps his strongest game of the calendar year, made a pretty pass to Andrew Shaw to tie the game on another Hawks power play. He skated 18:03 and led the Hawks with four shots on net with his two assists; he also blocked two shots and spent time on both special teams units.

Keith Yandle went to the box with 3:30 left in regulation and Panarin went back to work.

Panarin scored his second of the night 30 seconds into the advantage for Chicago’s third power play goal of the game. The eventual game-winner came off a gorgeous pass from Patrick Kane from behind the net that slipped through Artem Anisimov and right to Panarin’s stick in front of the net.

With 71 seconds left in regulation, Panarin scored into an empty net to complete his first career hat trick. Yandle tripped him after the shot was released, a dangerous play that could have injured Panarin, but the Hawks Calder candidate got up OK on the play. He was all smiles with a big time performance on a national stage at Madison Square Garden.

Crawford finished the night with 31 saves against 34 shots, nearly double the number of shots Henrik Lundqvist faced on the other end of the ice (four goals allowed against 19 shots).

Chicago finished with three power play goals on four advantages. Perhaps most impressive in the five-goal outburst was the offensive distribution; the only Chicago skaters with a multi-point night were Teravainen and Panarin. Trevor van Riemsdyk was the only Chicago defenseman to not pick up an assist, but he blocked two shots and was credited with one hit in 18 minutes of action. Brent Seabrook led the Hawks with three hits and finished tied with Niklas Hjalmarsson for the team lead with three blocked shots in the victory.

Not everything from the Hawks’ blue line was ideal, however. Erik Gustafsson returned to the lineup, and he struggled with Michal Rozsival on a number of occasions.

The Blackhawks will visit the White House before their next game, which is outdoors against the Wild in the Stadium Series game on Sunday.

36 thoughts on “Artemi Panarin, Blackhawks Overcome Rangers

  • February 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Question- why wouldn’t the refs kick Yandle out of the game for that chop after Panarin’s empty net goal??? Obvious Penalty… cheap shot… and 72 could have been hurt real bad… just dirty- and really should be suspension worthy…

    I thought Shaw and TT played very good games…
    65/24/TT would be a very solid line.. if/when SB gets that Rental 1LW

    also – Moose had a solid game

  • February 17, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Yandle is low life scum. Chopped Panarin down the way a lumberjack fells a tree. This was with an empty net goal. Very horrid sportsmanship by a supposed veteran. Even the NY Rangers play by play guy was horrified. Hate to see this in the NHL. Hope someone(s) has a sit down with him and tells him how it is.

    Great passes throughout the game. We totally owned the first period and showed lots of moxy by coming from behind in the third. Incredible fast skill and accuracy from Panarin. Pass from Kane was 100% MVP award stuff.

    Hope the boys wear some nice shoes when the meet the President. None of this Gary Bettman cheapo crap sneakers for crying out loud.

  • February 17, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I can not stand Kenny Albert. Panarins first goal was a thing of beauty. Wait out Hank and snap it home.

  • February 17, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I think overall the Rangers outplayed Chicago (Crawford was good again), but the Hawks came alive near the end to win it. I disagree with Mining Man “We totally owned the first period”, but “showed lots of moxy by coming from behind in the third” – really captures the spirit of the thing.

    Wall “…kick Yandle out of the game for that chop after Panarin’s empty net goal??? Obvious Penalty… cheap shot… and 72 could have been hurt real bad… just dirty- and really should be suspension worthy…” and Mining Man “Yandle is low life scum. Chopped Panarin down the way a lumberjack fells a tree. This was with an empty net goal. Very horrid sportsmanship by a supposed veteran.” are absolutely spot-on correct I will add (and I’m not nearly as polite/PC), “Yandle is jackoff.”

    Two (important) points…hope they enjoy the White House visit. Go Hawks!!

  • February 17, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    The league is a disgrace and will not ever suspend any player properly (but sure gets a high stick with blood-inside mouth down pat). In my books that’s a 7 game suspension for the next 7 games against CHI (regardless if in playoffs). Isint any justice this disgrace, only thing worthy is a Neiller jab bout 10 times.

  • February 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Here com the Hawks, bitchs.

  • February 18, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Fantastic pace to this one. Even when the Rangers took 3-2 lead, had a feeling the Hawks would dig deeper.

    Good point by Tab on Gustafsson. He has lost his confidence and appears to be playing not to make a mistake instead of on instinct. That is a very bad recipe.

    The good news is this has happened before the trade deadline. No doubt Stan and company realize this.

    I understand their top priority is a left wing but I would imagine there will be a veteran defenseman added. I think come playoff time, TVR will be the only guy on the back end getting his playoff feet wet, last years Cup final was a small but helpful taste.

  • February 18, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Yandle’s cheap shot pissed me off.

    While I appreciate the Hawks style and being above the BS, I wanted someone to come in and defend Paranin. That shit can’t happen.

    The guys I see doing that most are Toews and Seabrook, but goodness can someone else step up?

  • February 18, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Someone should slash Yandle in the face or hip check him in his knees!

  • February 18, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Any chance the league will do something about the Yandle cheap shot? It was so obvious the neutral announcers were talking about. Just because he didn’t appear to be hurt and no penalty called he gets away with it? Next time he does it someone could get really hurt bad. League should do something and suspend him for a game to send a message. Great game and I reiterate my point from the other day. TT is untouchable. Do not trade him.

  • February 18, 2016 at 6:10 am

    I am almost certain any trade will involve TT or one of our young defencemen probably goose.

  • February 18, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Q is the reason Kevin Hayes isn’t in Chicago. I’d like Hayes and Morin to tag team me.

  • February 18, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Let’s be patient and HOPE the league has something to say about Yandle in the coming days. My question is, will 72 have to go through concussion protocol? He hit his head pretty hard. Even if the trip is not suspension worthy, the lack of sportsmanship certainly is. Yandle, in his moment of rage, could have ended the career of a player and that can not be tolerated.

  • February 18, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Kevin Hayes set up his career to take a long series of spankings. Take that Kevin, hope you are happy.

  • February 18, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Great comeback win last night!

    IMO Eastern conf teams play much more clutch and grab than the West, and last nights game was one of those where the Hawks were the beneficiaries of some silly unnecessary Ranger penalties. The Hawks made them pay. Rangers also benefited from a horribly timed high stick from young Vinny that put the blue shirts back in the game going into the 3rd. Me thinks Hinostroza returns to the Hogs to do some reflection.

    Some decent team defense last night by the Hawks. Pity two pucks with eyes slipped by Rozy and then Seabrook to allow 2 Ranger goals. Crow again did his job.

    In the 1st period the Hawks 3rd line did some real damage. Was it a matchup thing or did those guys just outwork the Rangers? Maybe both? Happily for the Hawks, Teravainen appears to be getting some confidence back. Two great passes resulting in goals. Guys that play with him just have to get to open areas and be in position to get shots to net. TT can thread the needle. Teuvo has put up two good games in a row.

    Panarin is just a revelation to watch with those quick hands and release. His game is so similar to Kane’s it is scary. Anisimov is a great anchor to those two and what a screen for the first Panarin tally.

    Good call out guys. I was screaming at the TV following the Yandle cheat shot trip on the open net Panarin goal. What is that guy thinking? I am sure the league will do nothing, but that is one that the Hawks will not forget. The fricking game was over and that clown puts Panarin into a no control fall into the boards like that. Could have easily ended Panarin’s season. Yandle should get a game or two for that. It was completely intentional. Why would I be surprised? Yandle breathes the same air as AV…..

    Big two points. Hawks get some needed rest with just 1 game in a week.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  • February 18, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I am also a little disappointed that Hawks didn’t go after Yandle. Maybe that was right, but with the game in hand, they let Yandle off free.

  • February 18, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Excellent game. The PK is problematic right now, but I’m not worried yet. Danault has entered the realm of Kruger like uselessness on offense, but he’s playing good defensive center. Seen enough of Rasmussen and Panik. Gustafasson has hit a speed bump but nice player. I see the Hawks most definitely acquiring a LW if they can at all make the money work.

  • February 18, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Good road win against a quality team. As soon as the Rangers scored that 1st goal I smiled and said goalie interference.

    Sounds like the Hawks are aggressively looking for a LW rental according to the NBC crew.

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:18 am

    re: Yandle – no business going after the guy w/ 30 seconds left in regulation. Now, next time he faces the Blackhawks might be a different story, but not w/ 30 seconds left in a game that they fought back hard to win by 2 goals.

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I agree Tab. Yandle retribution has no doubt been filed for a later date, and they used some good poise to just take the points and say good bye to what might have been an ugly finish.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Yandle/Refs cheapshot: The nhl HAS to get that right… And It HAS to be penalized immediately… Only bad things can happen from that play… Injury or more Bullshit- retaliation- cheapshots… The NHL- cannot condone that type of play- pretty simple

    Blatant… obvious… cheap… and the Refs do nothing… I reffed several sports for 20 years… mostly Men’s leagues (some bad ones and some very good ones (NBA players/College players) ) … if something like that happened in a league… at that point in game… ejection… and or Call the game- right there!!!

    Now – It’s the NHL- so I don’t assume they can “call game over”… but By calling the penalty/mis-conduct… they essentially end the game/chances for NY- and maybe increase the chance that the NHL- looks further into possible suspension.

    Refs- do nothing- Just increases the chances of this happening again- pretty simple!!!

  • February 18, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Hopefully Teuvo keeps this play up. That 3rd line is so potentially dangerous. If they started heating up and hoss and krugs come back, I honestly think this team COULD repeat as is. If gustafsson and svedberg get a lot of time in through the end of the season, I think they could handle playoffs. We would have about 4.5 serviceable defensemen (1+1+1+.5+.5+.5) which as you’ll recall, is .5 more than last year.

    My fear is stan gives up a good player/pick for a rental. I haven’t been a huge fan of his trade deadline acquisitions in the past. I guess whatever gets another cup.

  • February 18, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Also, thoughts on Versteeg as a trade deadline acquisition?

  • February 18, 2016 at 9:41 am

    My youngest daughter is visiting and it was her 33rd birthday yesterday so we went to a local pub that has music and although they had the game on a couple TVs it was not possible to hear the play by play nor follow the game closely enough to have an opinion on the way the Hawks played. I saw 2 of the Rangers’ goals and none of the Hawks’ goals – but I saw the final score and that’s all that mattered. :)

    Reading Tab’s summary and the comments above leads me to conclude the Rangers had the better of the 5v5 play but CC was huge and the Hawks won the special teams battle.

    Cool that “Temi” got a hattie and Teuvo got a couple apples.

    Now let’s get that 1LW and shore up the PK.

  • February 18, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Versteeg was in Qs doghouse during playoffs last year. Now, there are certainly worse options. But he’s definitely not my 1st,2nd,or 3rd choice.

    Staal,Boedker,Eriksson,Ladd…in that order

  • February 18, 2016 at 10:05 am

    My point was not that a Hawk should have pounced….no. One of the guys on the ice could have confronted him, talk the talk. But that simply did not happen. Add to that, the refs also did nothing. The result is Yandle has no reason not to do it again.

  • February 18, 2016 at 11:38 am

    ….great game…but don’t like what happened to Panarin after empty net goal was scored….no protection from Blackhawks or referees…that was a deliberate attempt to injure the little guy……where was Mashinter?…lol…hopefully there will be a different reaction to plays like that in the playoffs

  • February 18, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Yes I agree the refs missed an important call-due to it’s potential danger to the player and that they need to send the message to players that this type of action (heat of the moment or not) won’t be allowed.
    The refs obviously had this in their sight, no excuses.
    The unwritten part is that the league needs to keep the players safe that people want to watch, and pay money to see– the Kanes, (at least one of them), Panarins, Crosbys, and McDavids. etc.

  • February 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Other then not calling the proper 5min/ejection & league-suspension on the dirty hit, after, the shot was taken on the empty net goal.

    The refs did good on calling the proper amount of penaltys to each team based on the actual penaltys by each team. Other then however many small penaltys (for hooks/holds/interference, which most people call clutch and grab, etc.) in my books for the large/medium penalys which the refs should call they did about 6 penaltys and we did about 2. So to call 4 against them and 1 against us is the way it should be every fucking game. Not this make up/due for penalty horseshit because a team already has more penaltys called against them at that point in game.

  • February 18, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Road Win in New York City in da Garden is always a big win! Rangers not very impressive at 5 on 5. Not very impressive at all except power play. But Rangers win the Stats Game, the paper, and I wont post these numbers anymore, we get the point. Hawks are a pure possession team, focused on holding the puck, call it Keep Away. Simple. So the numbers don’t tell us anything about the Hawks or the game.

    NYC wins at the Big Dot, 27for Rangers to 18 for the Hawks!
    NYC out hit us 27 to 11 meager hits for the Hawks!
    NYC out shot the Hawks 25 to 15.

    I really felt the 4th line is playing better, played much more physical last night as Coach Q is demanding. The 3rd line got a lot of PR on the TELLY from booth. They did deserve it, and TNT on that off wing, is working out okay. As long as Hawks don’t ask him to do things he is not “built” to do. Not sure he belongs on that topline, but eventually Hossa is Toast-a, like retired, so sooner the better? One more year maybe?

    Glad Gusty was back on the ice, but even with Coach Q going public on wanting to see more OFFENSE from Gusty, he was seemed tense and nervous to not make a mistake in the offensive end? It’s catch 22 with the Hawks young d-men, push but don’t get caught or pinned. It happens.

    The Artist Hat Trick was efficient, that quick release wrist shot that beat Da King was a skilled shot., he can have 40 next year!

    In the playoffs teams will continue to dump the puck at the Skates of our defense men! The smart teams even the Rangers will dump it, and skip the puck and play the body hard, wear then down, Last night way tooooo many tunrnovers in our zone, but that is what is going to happen, all day long in the playoffs. The only way to beat the hawks.

    We need a Ladd type to win it all . . . NHL is way to even.

    Go hawks
    A nice rest period

  • February 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Hawks skate, even on a bad night they skate, Toews last night was in constant motion, Hawks are a team ya gotta grab to slow down, keep the feet moving.

    The real downside to the Late Hit on the Artist is it seems no one Hawks sort of kind of stepped up to cover his ass for him, ya know a glove in the face, something. Hawks are so “non-physical” that it’s scary. The Artist was exposed and lucky he was not hurt, that would be the season.

    get ladd

    versteeeeeg blows

  • February 18, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Morrison – agree. I hate the tit for tat bullshit game the refs play, trying to “even out” the penalties to somehow make it “fair and equal.”

    Really disappointed that no one stood up for Panarin last night. I watched the replay afterwards, but was listening to the radio broadcast when it happened. I wish Troy Murray was on the ice. He was pissed. Yandle should have been decked by someone for that pussy cheap shot.

  • February 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I was reading on some Rangers blogs regarding the game last night. The howling about the refs is simply over the top. The talk of how the Rangers outplayed the Hawks most of the game. Rubbish I say.Five on five dominance, shots on goal, hits, blah blah blah. Hawks buried their quality chances and were given extra PP time because of dumb ass Rangers penalties that occurred because Hawks players were moving their skates and Rangers weren’t. The Yandle tackle of Toews in the 3rd behind the net for example. How can that NOT be a penalty? What can be argued there? Rangers lost because their defense left guys open for quality chances.

    Never upsets me when Alain Vigneault is on the losing end of the stick.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  • February 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    If you look at the replay the refs were holding players back, and I saw Hammer skate up to Yandle to “talk” but the refs pushed everyone away. Even when Panarin was skating back to the bench. Kane also kept his arm around Panarin to hold him back probably to keep him from potentially being injured I’m sure, and Panarin was smiling and pointing out his hattie to Yandle. They didn’t do anything in retaliation right then but I’m sure they’ll remember it and the league better do something about it.
    If Shaw was out there though it wouldn’t have taken him long to enter the picture.
    Hopefully the 1st of many hat tricks for Panarin!!!

  • February 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I love it when we’re outhit by another team. It usually means we had the puck more than they did. Very misleading stat IMO.

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