Blackhawks Continue Rolling, Down Ducks In Anaheim
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.
Richards started the offense, taking a long outlet pass from Brent Seabrook in and beating Fredrik Andersen at 7:58 into the first period. The assist extended Seabrook’s personal point streak to seven games, and was Richards’ fourth goal of the season.
Another line playing well together for the Hawks has been Daniel Carcillo, Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell. Five minutes after the Richards goal, a pretty passing sequence started by Bickell finished with Carcillo passing across the ice to a wide open Duncan Keith, who sent the puck back on net to Shaw. The easy tip-in for Shaw was his fifth of the season and second in as many games after returning to the lineup.
Anaheim cut the lead in half three minutes later on an odd series of events. Niklas Hjalmarsson hammered Ryan Kesler, but a shot wide of the net popped back over the cage where Hampus Lindholm bunted the puck out of the air and into the net.
The play got more physical in the second period as the Hawks carried the play. Half-way through the middle frame, during another strong shift from the Kane-Richards-Versteeg line, Richards dropped a puck behind the net where Versteeg flipped a no-look, between-the-legs pass to a waiting Kane in front of the net. Kane made the deposit to extend the lead to 3-1, scoring his ninth of the season and continuing a red-hot November.
Late in the second, the wheels predictably started coming off for Anaheim. In one series, Corey Perry lost his stick and then proceeded to hit one player, trip another and then tried to push the net off.
In the final seconds of the middle period, Kyle Palmieri made a dangerous, dirty play that left Johnny Oduya bloody in the ice.
Oduya was low coming up the ice, but Palmieri drove the Chicago defenseman’s head/shoulder into the boards. He was given a major boarding penalty and a game misconduct (and could hear from the league), while the Hawks were hit with a too many men penalty when Daniel Carcillo jumped the boards. Andrew Shaw (thankfully) held Carcillo back, which limited the damage to the bench minor penalty.
Oduya returned for the third period, but had a rough afternoon. Five minutes before he was hit by Palmieri, Rene Bourque went to the box for a couple minutes after he boarded Oduya.
Meanwhile, Kesler tried to get Niklas Hjalmarsson to fight in the wake of the hit. When Oduya’s partner declined the invitation, it effectively ended any chance Kesler had on making an impact on the game; he was a ghost the rest of the afternoon.
In reality, this game could have easily been 8 or 9-1 but Andersen was incredible. Corey Crawford stood tall the rest of the way and held on for another victory. Crawford stopped 23 of 24 in the win.
With 90 seconds left in the game, Perry cross checked Marian Hossa in the lower back. It was a dirty play by a player who had taken a number of cheap shots throughout the game. He’s a well-known turd who took himself off the ice for the game’s final moments by making a selfish, dirty play.
Kane scored into the empty net to finish the deal.
49 thoughts on “Blackhawks Continue Rolling, Down Ducks In Anaheim”
A most impressive game by the Blackhawks. Dont think we should mess up these lines. Geez that Perry is a dirty SOB…trying to hurt Crawford and Hossa…what a sore loser…glad we dont have Kesler, too bad Shaw held Carcillo back on the Palmeiri hit…it was the smart thing to cool off Carcillo but that was a damgerous hit. I know the Ducks defensensive core is decimated but what a dirty rotten team and they suck to boot, except for Anderson. Kane, Versteeg,Carcillo my three stars. Lets hope nothing bad with Hossa…guy cant buy a goal but they will come in spades if he keeps this up.
Crybaby stuff from Perry sad to see. The nee Kris Versteeg is a huge jolt to this team esp with Richards settling in. Love how they have looked all year, in all facets of game. Hope hoss is out there tomorrow night.
MMan-I’m assuming that if Carcillo wasn’t held back he would be out 10 games.
I watched the Ducks feed through SportsNet and the announcers thought Oduya was mostly to blame for the seriousness of the hit-boy were they crying about the penalties!
Loved the game-could have been a blow-out.
Number 4 is a stud.
Tab, Perry didn’t get penalized for his cheap shot on Hossa. He did get 2 min for goalie interference mid way through the 3rd though. Perry has always been a cheap shot guy so it’s no surprise to see his antics today. That sequence that ended up with Anderson pushing the net off was more typical Perry stuff. He gets away with a lot more than he gets called for. Yeah he’s an elite scorer but man is he a jerk of a player because he does try to hurt players.
I think that may have been the best 60 minute game this season. The PP didn’t do much and they should have buried more than the 4 goals they got – but the passing was crisp, the team defense was very good and they pretty much dominated puck possession all game long. Superb effort and execution.
With already taking 8 points on this road trip, the game tomorrow against LA is icing on the cake if they can take a point or two.
Very solid effort – nice to see 4 lines rolling (Sr Brad would be proud!). Thought both the 3rd and 4th lines looked very good. Nordstrom fits well with 16 and 28. Runblad was pretty shaky in the 1st period – after two terrible shifts I was wondering if he was going to be benched for the rest of the game. He sure doesn’t move his feet very quickly in the d-zone. I think the search for the #6 d-man will continue – would like to see Dahlbeck get a shot. Crow continues to be very solid – he is off to the best start of his career.
Forgot to mention how fun it was to see Kesler get “Hammered”!
noonan96…of course you are correct re Carcillo/Shaw…older tyme Blackhawk style hockey would have had some sweet message to send but we are the new Blackhawks and maybe rightly so, although there has to be some limits. The takedown and sitting on Crawfords head with intent to hurt really sucked. There was a time not that long ago that you couldnt even touch the goalie without severe consequences. You are bang on about Hjalmarsson …that check on Kesler was a beauty…too bad it ended up in a fluke cheap goal off the glass bounce. Second robbed shutout for Crawford…oh well. LA is going to be one hellava game.
Perry is a punk ass bitch – no other way to call it. Wish we had someone that could pound him but I just keep hoping the NHL grows some balls and starts dealing with players like Perry as well as the usual suspects. The Hawks style of hockey is the most exciting style the NHL has going and should be what the NHL promotes. Sick of watching youth hockey games where kids think they can get to the next level by running around hitting every player on the other team.
Where do you put Sharp when he comes back?
Sure hope that the NHL reviews the Perry cheap shot on Hossa. That was just weasel, bonehead, uncalled for crap. Got his pocket picked and then waits until the guy is ready to skate away and gives him one in the kidneys. I agree with earlier poster…NHL needs to show some stones and come down on guys like him. Don’t care if it’s them or us that ever do that stuff, it can’t be tolerated. Play hard and tough, but that kind of stuff puts guys out with serious injuries.
Cden – no!!!
Runblad is a lousy option for even the 7th defenseman slot. Clendening isn’t NHL ready and so far a very lousy fit for the Blackhawks. I desperately want to see Johns up here…he’s smart, a blueliner and works his ass off.
What a sad guy Corey Perry is. He is no different than Torres. Voluminous and repetitive intentional cheap shots to try and hurt people. Just as Mayers went after Torres — man to man, one on one — someone has to go after Perry the next time the Hawks play Anaheim. Good old fashioned one on one fisticuffs. I haven’t seen Corey Perry fight — ever. Perry is spineless, he will go into a curl, let’s see if someone on the Hawks does the right thing next time they play.
Hawks are rolling. Fun to watch for sure, all 4 lines are contributing. Stan looks smart for signing Richards, also the trade for versteeg is starting to look really good.
Rundblad for a 2nd rounder was a very bad deal. Time for Stan to just admit it, waive him and move on.
“With 90 seconds left in the game, Perry cross checked Marian Hossa in the lower back. It was a dirty play by a player who had taken a number of cheap shots throughout the game. He’s a well-known turd who took himself off the ice for the game’s final moments by making a selfish, dirty play.” — thank you, Tab. “That really captured the spirit of the thing.”
I truly believe the chainsaw suppository was well-earned by this piece of shit. (OK, that he is physically unattractive…”ugly”, even, doesn’t really play into it (unless some deep-seated feelings of inadequacy…that, were the primary motivation)…) Since that rarely happens in the NHL/professional sports, I will be satisfied if someone *accidently* takes out his knee/tears his acl&mcl next time Chicago plays Anaheim.
Besides all that, GREAT game!!! Exciting/entertaining throughout. The (Seabrook), Richards, Versteeg-to-Kane goal was “a thing of beauty”!! Pretty much a “60 minute effort”…GO HAWKS!!!!
ONE more -beat LA to bring the momentum home for St.L Wednesday.
mo, if i missed any info on jerseys i apologize, i did take u up on the offer, could u? tnx in advance.
Sharp is top 6 for me. . but lot can happen between now and him being in the lineup.
I’m starting to really dislike the Ducks because of their wanting to cross the line too much and of course it gets worse when they fall behind. That was a solid effort and excellent road win. 2+7 were great. 4 too, if only for his hit on RK. Some nice assists from 7,2,32 on the first few goals. Definitely could have had more but it seems we get a hot goalie more times than not. Thought Keith’s shot was in for sure, and 81 still trying to get a break. Crawford solid as expected, though I felt he would be rested.
No way you can sit CC vs LA !
Perry is, as JS would say, a penis. fwiw – he does fight a fair amount. No reason to think Chicago will look him up next game though, regardless.
91 has not ruined team chemistry and should not be let go. 32 has been a very solid contributor to this point …. good to see them doing well, eh rufus?
This result should have been 6 or 7-0. Hawks owned Ducks last night, who despite having some regular D men out of their lineup showed no interest in bringing any enthusiasm to the rink yesterday afternoon. Really a bad effort from Ducks, and without great goal tending they would have been badly blown up on the scoreboard, just like Avs the other day.
Corey Perry is a very talented player, yet he must rank in top five of tghe NHL for being a spineless cheap shot artist that always picks his spots. What he did to Hoss at the end of the game was a subtle attempt to injure a guy. Notice how he just calmly skated off after dropping Hossa. Ref standing there watching equally spineless, and that crew has been noticeably bad before. Even better was Perry’s no call penalty “triple ” that Tab rightly pointed out. You have to be a real dirt bag to even think of doing that stuff. While it will be argued here that retribution should been left for another time, I wanted to see Perry dropped and schooled by someone yesterday. Any yes, the Ducks announcers are brutal homers. Remember when Wiz put Seabrook into next year a few years ago with that textbook charging/boarding/ head shot these same pricks said Seabrook took a dive!!! These same morons said it was Oduya’s fault for getting ramrodded by Palmieri at the end of the 2nd yest. RD is right about Ducks. They have been playing the if you can’t beat em, beat em up game for years. Kings kind of do that too. NHL needs to start sitting guys for this kind of BS.
Lets Go Hawks!!
The Hammer shoulder duster on Kesler was delicious, and yes Kesler went away after that after as far as wanting to play hockey. Did you see Kesler jawboning Nick after the Palmieri shot on Oduya? Yep, linesman in between for protection. Kesler for as good a player as he is remains an honorary Canucklehead.
Hawks line with Richards, Versteeg, and Kane is finding chemistry. TT call up has seen
back burner flame turned down even lower. No need to bring him up with what are seeing now. Let him develop in Rockford. Very gratifying to see 91 pick his game up from what was a head shaking pitiful start. Versteeg is looking like the guy we let walk a few years ago from the 2010 Cup team which is great to see as I loved what he brought to that first Cup run.
Saad just seems to be in a bit of a funk, but I believe he will come around by Spring time. The effort is there, but it looks to me as though he is out thinking the game. Rundblad had a short stretch where he made 2 really bad mistakes, but thankfully puck didn’t end up in our net.
CC has been on top of his game and should rightfully start again tonight. Let’s hope Hossa is ok, but the damage from that shot he took will no doubt linger for weeks.
Lets Go Hawks!
How lame are Ducks fans? Team playing great, arena nowhere near sold out against one of the best teams in the league, and there were probably 5,000 plus Hawks fans there. It’s been that way for years. If the Ducks packed up and moved no one would care….
Ducks fans also join Sharks fans who do the bizarre “Lets Go Shar-arks” cheer as “Lets Go Duh-ucks!!”WTF is that anyway?? Could you imagine at the UC “Lets Go Haw-awks!”
Lets Go Hawks!!
yes, horror is right.
and who is this Andy Shaw those 2 guys kept talking about? I recall them doing it last yr too..geezus
I noticed Johns didn’t play for Hogs… anyone know why? They brought up Fournier from ECHL… Hope it’s not a long term injury!!!
Meanwhile in Rockford … Broadhurst is out for a long while with a broken arm. Stephen Johns didn’t play last night and won’t today due to an upper body injury, McNeill is still out with a bruised knee. Ice Hogs are little dinged up.
I would actually cut Runblad some slack. Getting yo yo’d in and out of the lineup isn’t easy. Still, he does need to perform when he gets a chance.
Nobody on the Hogs defense looked very good last night although I thought Dahlbeck was passable. Teuvo didn’t have a great night either and muffed a breakaway in overtime.
Although some may be right that Morin’s days are numbered-and yes Nordstom can play, if he goes I for one will be sad to see him go-
I’ve seen him since he was in Junior playing with Murphy, Skinner and Landeskog. He was so much slower than Skinner yet including the playoffs still had about 60 goals that year. What he did was compete, hit and score. (and if necessary fight for his teammates-he had a few Gordie Howe hat tricks) His skating has improved a lot, not fluid like a Sharp but he gets from point A to B just fine.
Ironically it could be cap space that does him in, but he might be a nice player to have at a low cost in a year or two when a couple of the high end players will need to go. It’s frustrating when people dismiss people that they don’t even know. A scoring touch and toughness will be a valuable commodity for someone next year.
noonan – I tend to agree with you. What is interesting to me is the Blackhawks signed him to a two year deal, meaning they’d have him next year too, if he isn’t moved in the meantime that is.
re: Rockford… it’s a mess down there right now.
Wednesday night, a certain piece of shit from Iowa named Curt Gogol had a Raffi Torres-meets-Sean Avery type night. First, he slammed Alex Broadhurst into the boards. The hit broke Broadhurst’s arm, requiring surgery; Broadhurst’s season is in jeopardy, and Gogol was suspended a couple games for the hit. BUT before he left the game, he punched Zach Miskovich in the back of the head a few times (which led to Miskovich leaving the game) and then taunted Scott Darling. While he taunted Darling, Bass left the bench to whoop his ass. Of course, leaving the bench is a no-no, so Bass & Ted Dent were suspended for last night’s game in Rockford vs the Wolves because of it. Stephen Johns was also banged up in the game Wednesday night and didn’t play last night. McNeill is still out w/ a knee issue. Note: the Hogs beat Iowa 6-1 on Wednesday night. Rockford fell last night after Teuvo blew a breakaway from his own blue line in OT.
It appears McNeill & Johns are doubtful for tonight’s rematch w/ the Wolves in Rosemont. Broadhurst is going to be out for a while. Doesn’t sound like Johns is serious, but he’s doubtful for this weekend.
Cden – no!!!
Hey Wall your the D-Nazi!!! (soup-nazi…..)
No D time for you!! Nnnnnext!!
Spot in Noonan re Morin, you ve seen him from diapers to the present where he s not allowed to play w the other kids. Q is a bully :(
Jeremy Morin is little more than what Jimmy Hayes is. In other words, a fringy NHL type. And yet it is Quenneville who some of you geniuses rip. If Morin was a valid talent for the Hawks, then he would play. See Nordstrom…Saad…Shaw…Smith…Kruger as vivid examples over the past 3 seasons.
Bye bye Jeremy. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass.
I sense some jealousy in there Rufus. Let it go…
Soooooo Patrick Kane is back baby.
Nice to see Versteeg finally recovered from that knee injury. 12-18 months for a full recovery there was pretty spot on. Good for him. Good for the 2 mildo they need to pay him this year and next.
Carcillo, even though he has really irritated the crap out of me in the past, has actually been playing solid 4th line hockey. Not great in the D zone but in terms of forcehecking and cycling its been fine.
Crawford is really doing great things.
Rufus- still an Issue… Hawk’s best interest is to play the kid… Get some points/success… then trade him + ??? for other picks… He is like a JHayes… who I often said- fits better in “scoring/O” role than a D/Checking role… JHayes has 5 goals on a weak club… Neither one of them can “skate” the Q system… But – I do think Morin is a step up from JHayes…
WTS- Morin can’t get sent down w/o clearing waivers, 10 is coming back, 42,13 are showing/skating like assets… so what are Hawks going to do???
And I know there are plenty of 13 haters… but the guy continues to do good things…
I really think Q/Hawks think they are better w 13 playing (and not enforcing)!!!
So 10 will have to take 20’s place on 1st line… can’t change 2nd line… so Saad to 3rd??? Can’t send Mo down (he most likely gets picked up on waivers)… so they move 42 back to Minors???
In my crazy mind- I put Mo w/19/81… get him some points… and move him!!!
Or he shocks the world and scores plenty goals- like he used to in Minors…
I think Morin has an NHL calibre shot and is decent on the boards. I think they could have done a better job managing him though I have suspensions that he said something stupid to the staff or veteran players last year about TOI and such which burnt that bridge.
He’ll have an NHL career somewhere. Probs 15-20 goal journeyman type.
wall, Or maybe 2nd line will cool off, Q will swap mates in and out
and all before 10 is even ready. Q could do that tonight,ha
Mr. Rufus: All participants on this blog are fully aware you have a strong dislike for Morin. The vast majority of the bloggers are in agreement Morin is talented, he hasnt received a fair shot from Q, and its time for him to be traded for his betterment. Its good to see the hawks are winning and playing well. There is no denying Q’s overall body of work is good — yet that doesnt mean he is not prone to making mistakes. Like any other business, sometimes the people in charge make blunders. Morin will move on, and whoever said buffalo yesterday made a great suggestion. Amen.
Re: Morin – Rufus – the young players you mentioned are all grinder type players while Morin is more of a skilled type player that needs to score to be perceived as effective. He hasn’t produced this year when given his chances, agreed. My feeling is that has a lot to do with how a young player is coached. With your confidence shaken it gets harder to score but the grinder player just works harder and can turn it around quicker. Just Q coaching what he knows. The bad part is the skilled players need more time and more rope.
So if Sharp replaces Saad does Saad replace Carcillo and Nordstrom, as well as he played, gets sent back to the minors?
As expected, the hawks put it in 4th gear against a higher echelon team. They’ll do the same tonight. Can’t wait!!! Agree Tab, it should have been a blow out and a shut out. The Hawks BEST game of the year and 2 more points. Funny how winning changes the tenor of the commentary on this board; we hate ’em, we love ’em. Hey, me included.
Hey, Perry is a POS. We used to say Carcillo was a POS, but now he is our POS and we have a soft spot for him. We’d love Perry and Kesler if they were ours. The hit on Hossa was cheap by Perry. Perry is a decent fighter and is big. I think Seabrook would definitely kick his a$$ and maybe Bickell (in the playoffs…hahahaha!!!) Any one else on our roster would likely have gotten their clock cleaned by Perry. He is a pussy for hitting Hossa who is not known for dirty play or fighting. That is the bad part of Hawk style of play right now, we only have a couple guys that drop the gloves. Unfortunately they are our smaller players; Shaw and Versteeg. Seabs won’t because he is too valuable on the ice.
Hossa is getting very frustrated. He can’t buy a goal right now. He has been stymied so many times. Saw him slamming his stick several times yesterday. He is gonna have a 3-4 goal game one of these nights. His work effort is fantastic. What a professional.
GREAT HIT #4!!!!!!
Best observation was that Kesler WAS A GHOST the entire afternoon! I am sadly a big Kesler fan! Hawks out skated the Ducks obviously, lame ducks for sure and the Hawks took advantage. All Hawks lines seem to be setting a great PACE and timing and passing is so much better. Crow continues to just do what he does best, very very consistent. The KINGS have a system unlike the Ducks to contain the Hawks, called CHECKING much more physical team that plays it straight up simple dump it in let the under sized hawks d-men get to the puck first in the corner and fuck the puck but SLAM THE MAN, take time and space away from our defense and ya can beat the hawks but THAT IS NOT EASY TO DO! Tonight is a great test, KINGS will show up. Should be a great one.
I think at this point the bigger question re: Morin is if he goes before Christmas to keep Nordstrom on the NHL roster when Sharp comes back, or if he goes at the deadline. Him not finishing the season here appears to be more of a foregone conclusion with each game a Rockford kid plays with him watching in a suit…
I agree with Wall: Put Morin on a scoring line and let him play without getting the quick hook for every tiny error. I’m no Cubs fan, but couldn’t help but appreciate Joe Maddon’s motto: Don’t let the pressure exceed the pleasure. Just play and stop thinking so much. If Morin got that kind of backing from the coaches, and more ice time, I bet he’d start scoring and be a real asset, especially come playoff time when you need guys to do the dirty work out in front. He’s not afraid to crash the net, and he’s got a heavy shot. He could do some damage. And Mike57–agree all the way on your “grinder vs. scorer” argument.
Well, the moron brigade is in full force. I have never seen so much fu(k!ng attention devoted to a 13th forward type in my life. Morin, the same craptacular talent who has been granted 8 NHL auditions and has been beaten out by Danny Carcillo of all players.
Mercifully, Morin will be an ex-Hawk when he is traded for a used dasher board or put on waivers when Sharp returns.
Brandon Gallagher’s contract seems to shed some light on what a Saad extension could look like; bridge deal or otherwise.
Other factors involved in Morin being dealt sooner rather than later include: cap space for a deadline deal, and money off the books for next season that could then be put toward extending Saad.
Apparently, Morin must have greatly harmed something very important to Mr Rufus. Morin is making $800k a yr, this yr and next yr. He will likely be a multimillionaire thereafter if he gets a regular shift wherever he s traded to. If Bollig can pull in $3.75M over three years, Morin will be worth double that (that s only $2.5M per year). So keep up the hate Mr Rufus, Bollig, Morin, and the next player you hurl sophomoric insults at will all lead a comfortable life.
Ivan B & Grinder, well stated.
I have been a diehard fan since 1977 and a season ticket holder for many years. I also played the game for the better part of my 51 years on this planet. I know you are happy for me…
Quenneville is an elite 700 win 2 time Stanley Cup championship coach who has overseen the NHL arrival of many young talents in his years in Colorado, St Louis and Chicago. When Q decides Morin is little more than Rockford Shuttle material then good enough for me. But alas, the Mensa Society on this board thinks Morin is unfair victim of a lousy head coach and destined to carve out an excellent NHL career. The same 10 cent head Morin who has been granted more NHL chances than anybody an who has never, repeat never, been able to capitalize. The same Morin who couldn’t take playing time away from Bollig. Or Carcillo.
End of subject. When Morin is dumped in a few days then we all look forward to the weeping and gnashing of teeth that will occur from the Moron Brigade.
At this point in his Blackhawk career. Morin looks like ex-Blackhawk Brendon Frazier who was a marginal player for several years and traded to a canadian team and then to the Kings where he remained a sometime player/ heathy scratch and was on the team when they won the cup. In total, he probably played another 3+ years after leaving the Hawks. Morin’s first games with the Hawks occured in 2010-2011, so he has some history with Q.
If Morin was a stock, price cant get much lower. He s an easy “buy”. According to Rufus on Hockey, Morin is destined to ride buses again after he s traded; I disagree. Unless Morin is up to Mike Riberio/Ryan Malone type of off ice nonsense, his skillset dictates he will succeed in the NHL once given regular playing time. Apparently, Mr Rufus was in Australia the last ten plus games last regular season when Morin received his ONLY regular NHL playing time (when Kane was hurt) and performed quite well. Excluding that, he s played mostly in rockford and had cups of coffee w the hawks prior thereto. I hereby stipulate — Morin is a bad fit on the hawks as presently constituted and coached, and the sooner he is no longer on the team the better.
Rufus, I don’t get why you don’t see Morin’s potential–if he’s deployed right–to be an asset on this team. If you have all the hockey experience and knowledge you say you do, you should be able to see that he has some things this team lacks–ability/willingness to crash the net, namely.
Crafty coaches can see how to best utilize their players. They put them in position to succeed and don’t play mind games with them. Look at Bill Belichick. The guy always finds ways to max out his roster, He doesn’t resort to quick benchings, etc.
If Q were wiser, he could get more out of Morin. Come playoffs, you’re going to be screaming for a guy to get in front of the net and bang around. We have him already. Let’s use him in the right way.
RD, I left a post/message to Tab in the contact folder at the top of this website. To get you my email, so I could get you info on jerseys. I didnt get a reply (I think he didnt see it). I wasnt sure if were allowed to post things that are for sale on this site (or personal emails). Thats why I hadnt yet.
Tab is there ay way you can get our email address to someone here. Thanks.
Do you mean Colin Frasier?