Panarin, Blackhawks Power Past Islanders

On Thursday night in Brooklyn, the Blackhawks blew away a number of trends – for better and worse.

Over their previous six games, the Blackhawks had:

  • Scored only 11 goals (four of which came against Arizona)
  • Allowed only nine goals
  • Converted only two power plays (in 12 chances)

In the first two periods against the Islanders, the Blackhawks:

  • Scored four goals
  • Allowed four goals
  • Scored three power play goals

The offense came early and often against in Brooklyn. After allowing just three goals in his previous four starts, Scott Darling allowed two goals in the game’s opening four minutes. Former Blackhawk Andrew Ladd opened the scoring 2:14 into the contest and Casey Cizikas doubled the lead 1:34 later.

Then the Blackhawks countered with an offensive surge of their own.

Ryan Hartman got Cizikas to take a penalty after delivering a big (clean) hit and Chicago made it count. Artemi Panarin made the deposit, scoring his 12th of the year.

Three minutes later, Dennis Seidenberg tripped Jonathan Toews. And, shockingly, the Blackhawks scored another power play goal. Artemi Panarin tied the game with his 14th of the season.

After scoring twice in 3:16, the Hawks needed to do something at even strength. And the Blackhawks’ top line did exactly that, as Hartman and Jonathan Toews set up Marian Hossa to give Chicago a 3-2 lead 65 seconds after tying the game.

Brooklyn hadn’t suddenly forgotten how to score, and Ryan Strome tied the game at three 72 seconds after Hossa’s goal.

The Blackhawks out-shot the Islanders 13-11 in the first period.

It appeared the offensive onslaught would continue when Anders Lee scored 22 seconds into the second period.

But then the game slowed down. A lot.

The two teams traded chances but it took 19:19 for the next goal to be scored.

The Islanders made the “mistake” of giving the Blackhawks a third advantage, and the Hawks cashed in again. And, again, it was Panarin doing the damage.

The Islanders out-shot the Blackhawks 14-7 in the period, but Darling played well after Lee gave Brooklyn the lead early in the second.

Heading into the third period, the Hawks had scored three power play goals and only been short-handed once. A game that opened with six goals in the opening 20 minutes took on the feel of “next goal wins.”

Brooklyn got the next power play in the game when Dennis Rasmussen went to the box for interference. But Chicago killed a second penalty on the night, and bounced back with a good attack. Rasmussen came back on the ice and his line generated a scoring opportunity.

Rasmussen set up Richard Panik for the go-ahead goal at 13:47 into the third.

Chicago hung on and won a game that looked ugly early. But Hartman’s big hit turned the momentum in the game and the Hawks were able to capitalize with another road victory.

  • The last time the Blackhawks scored five goals in a game was Nov. 1 against Calgary.
  • The last time the Blackhawks scored three power play goals was Oct. 30 against Los Angeles.
  • And Thursday marked only the third time this season that the Blackhawks allowed four goals in regulation and won (vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 18 and in a shootout against Toronto on Oct. 22).

Panarin led Chicago with two goals and one assist, but nine of the Blackhawks forwards – the entire top three lines – had a point in the game. However, one of the fourth line guys who failed to register a point, Vinnie Hinostroza, led Chicago forwards with two blocked shots and two takeaways in only 9:50 on the ice.

Michal Kempny returned to the lineup but didn’t have a great night. He was minus-three in only 6:54 on the night. Brent Seabrook was also minus three, but picked up two assists in 20:32. Duncan Keith also had two helpers on the blue line.

Darling finished the night with 28 saves. The Blackhawks’ backup netminder has now won four of five; his only loss in that stretch was the 1-0 overtime loss to the Rangers at the United Center.

35 thoughts on “Panarin, Blackhawks Power Past Islanders

  • December 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Kempny was -3 but was not at fault on those goals. I am going to remain optimistic that by playoff time he can raise his game enough to be able to fill out the top 6 (I can’t see Forsling being able to take the playoff pounding this year and Rozy isn’t really an option any more other than for the odd game).

  • December 15, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Ryan Hartman looking like anything but “meh” or “just another guy” or even a “lifetime Icehog” as predicted by the experts or great future-teller himself. I stick by my statement I made when he was drafted 1st round, will end up being a top 6 beloved Hawk for many years. What a great game to watch. Anybody got a better one-timer than Bread boy? Love the way they responded to Hartman’s clean hit. Defense looked beyyer than the amount of goals they gave up. I think this team will have a much better record at the mid-point than anybody would have predicted. Don’t think it is quite time to sell off and rebuild. Love the progress of as team with so many new faces in one year. Go Hawks.

  • December 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    So now all the other teams are pouring over video of Panarin’s one timer howitzer from the left and frantically trying to come up with some kind of defensive counter play to nullify this missle.

    Prediction…Soon…one of these times, Panarins shot will go right through the netting and then watch all hell break loose.

  • December 15, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Hartman is warming his way into my heart. He avoiding stupid penalties but still playing with enough piss and vinegar to earn the focus of the opponent. He’s kind of a Shaw-lite up to this point – a valuable asset for the Hawks to have in the lineup. Plus that was one sweet pass he made on Hossa’s goal.

    Darling gave up 4 but none of them can be laid directly at his feet. Maybe he coulda/shoulda on one or two but certainly nothing even close to be considered a bad goal.

    TvR has rounded back into form and it’s a nice thing to have a 4-man rotation for the bottom pairing although if TvR keeps playing well it may end up being a 3-man rotation for the #6 spot.

    Panarin’s one-timer – Yeah Baby!

  • December 15, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Panerin has turned into Steven Stamkos. His finish on the off wing is almost identical, what a stud.

    Kudos to Hartman. He is a legitimate NHLer. He brings it every night.

    Kempny =the new Rundblad. Q has no faith in him. He sits out the entire third period and his minus is accumulating each game.

  • December 16, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I cannot believe the game I’m seeing so far from Hartman. He has been improving each game but from what he has shown he is way smarter than I ever thought he could be. His hockey IQ seems off the charts. And he is more subtle in his work on the ice that results in huge plays; way different than Shaw.
    His pass tonight to Hossa and his play out of the box against Johns. Impressive! He and Hossa have been playing out of their minds together. Keep it going!!!
    Motte started out like this but since his injury seems to have regressed a bit. Hoping he can get his game going again!

  • December 16, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Goes with the territory of doing that well defensively for that many games. 9 of 11 we were 2 or less. Bound to have a higher scoring game like that. What impresses is we find a way, regardless of what type of game, again and again. There is no, we played a weaker kind of sch. or we have good teams, good tests coming up shit.

    Hoss is having one of those special yrs. Give the man a fcking break he just playing in essentially 6 finals in 8 yrs. This is a full summer of rest/recover and train.

  • December 16, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I cant see any game here in Asia but almost every game i hear his name …i add no trust in that kid but i have to admit …he look a lot better than i was expecting and he looks good with Hossa and Hossa like to play with Hartman..
    Hossa is going for 600 ….already scored 15 since he reach the 500 mark…its till far before the 600 but at this pace ..who Knows maybe he will reach it …
    Now i try to Imagine iff Toews ,Campbell and Motte start to have normal stats ..then the Team would be really hard to beat….
    The Goalies are focus on their games big Time…
    Nice to see them in the top 5 teams in NHL

  • December 16, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I will be curious to see how long the new top line stays together. I thought they looked good last night and Toews had a decent game. Hartman’s chemistry with Hossa could be something special and could form a good partnership with Toews.

    I love watching that Panarin one timer on the power play! It is a rocket! Hopefully he doesn’t score too many from there because of cap bonuses (or hopefully it is a high scoring year for the league).

    The top six on the team looks good but the only concern I have moving forward is offense from the bottom six. The top six can score, but can the bottom six? I think the new third line can but the fourth line is another issue.

    BTW boy does NY look like a dumpster fire. They don’t seem to be going anywhere. In all honesty, with the way the defense was last night, the Hawks do t win a game like that on most nights unless playing NY. If I’m John Tavares, I’m not sure I want to commit to them for long term. The guy keeps losing his wingers and gets older ones to replace them.

  • December 16, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Love his one timer, he gets so many more opportunities because of Kane, first because of his ability to pass, and secondly that they pay so much attention to 88–having a skilled big body down low doesn’t hurt. They can’t break this unit up.

    The Wild have created pressure in the Central Div. especially on the Stars, to make the playoffs-the Stars have 30 points in 32 games, and Nashville has made the last 50 games a difficult path as well. And will L.A. rise up? No Quick till March.
    The Hawks consistency has been a thing of beauty.

  • December 16, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Hartman- has been effective and exceeded my expectations for sure…
    Does seem to really have good mojo with Hoss… and I don’t ever remember seeing that Hard wrist shot or passing down at Rock…

    But- let’s not get ahead of ourselves- he is on pace for 27 points… More than “just a guy”… but not quite 1st line material… SB- chased the “real” 1st line guy- Vesey , and didn’t happen.

    This team- is still in trouble come PO time… unless one of two things happen-
    SB- somehow picks up a significant upgrade Forward ( best chance- if someone goes LTIR- at right time -like Kane in 2015) and the cap is there

    Toews- starts to score and play like $10.5M player- Hawks in trouble- if he continues to score at this pace… My eyes say- he is still not 100%… Maybe Hawks build fat lead in Points- and “rest” 19 w/ bad back at just the right time??? and have funny money to buy right rental- into PO’s.

  • December 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Panarin shot the last few games has looked electric. kudos for the Hawks Dmen for finding him and getting him the puck in a shooting position. Darling didnt have the best game but made some key stops. My take away from the game were; why dress Kempny if you are going to staple him to the bench? & How does this team have the most pts in the league as of today? Plus the more I think about it the more I hate how much this team will change AGAIN next year, stupid cap! At least 1 player will be leaving due to expansion and likely several others due to the cap. but zero sense about worrying about that stuff now

  • December 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

    … on your election to the Imbecile Hall of Fame.

    Who gives your presenting speech? Fabbri? Or Pokka, Pokka, Pokka? Or maybe Rapid Fingers Ian Campbell, who can consult with Bleeding Heart Ernie for material?

    Only an imbecile would root for a player to get hurt “at the right time” so another player could be acquired. Although coming from a … ummm … confused individual such as yourself, it’s not surprising.

    As for Hartman you goof, it’s called player development. You know nothing about player development because you have the patience of a fly. You always want somebody called up, demoted, or traded. Again, you might want to STFU for once and understand the development people and coaches know what they’re doing … and you as usual DO NOT.

    I’d imagine you’ll be wearing a pink sleeveless and backless tux to your Imbecile Hall of Fame induction party, trying to snag a date. You might want to get your invite out to Fabbri early, I’m sure you’ll be stalking him again tomorrow.

  • December 16, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Like clockwork… I knew I would draw you out!!!

    Hoff- so easy!!!

    Confused??? Once again- you fail to follow… I am not “hoping” 19 gets hurt… I am suggesting he is playing hurt now… and Hoping the Hawks have a fat enough lead- that they can rest/and bank money at just the right time…

    Fact is 19’s PPG stats have been going down… Is it “random” – or is there something else there.. Dr. Wall – says – something there.

  • December 16, 2016 at 10:59 am

    RasMOOSEn- has developed quite nicely- I Remember the MOOSE calls!!!

  • December 16, 2016 at 11:21 am

    You have to give Moose credit for even being on the team at this point. He is a slow skater with no finishing skills but he gives 100% every shift, has a good hockey IQ and is very positionally sound. The guy is rarely in the wrong place at the wrong time. Probably why Q has him on the PK. Panarin may have the best one timer in the league. If opposing teams start to over play him Kane will have a field day. Seabrook had a terrible night and made Kempny look bad on those 2 on one goals. The fourth line is a concern. Tootoo should be in Rockford and Desi should be the 13th forward. Come playoff time this line will be exposed. Kudos to Darling for stepping in and doing the job during Crawford’s absence.

  • December 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    @ HAWKS1961

    I have to disagree with your assessment on Moose. The guy is deceptively fast, which is why he is always in the right place. He is not a burner like Hino but he is a long strider and a big body. I was shocked to see him beating guys down the ice at his last rookie camp. He isn’t a top 6 guy but he is a guy the Hawks can win with. Toews lack of production however is a huge concern. I know Toews has way more talent and they play a different type of game but I just pray he doesn’t turn into Dustin Brown.

  • December 16, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Southside- Moose is not a pure skater. He does not have breakaway speed. I agree he does get from point A to point B quicker than you would expect just by judging his skating speed. I believe this is due to his long reach and ability to play the angles. Rarely do you see him making wide loopy turns like some guys. He anticipates very well which also makes him look quicker. I think he is a very solid 4rth line guy. Third line in a pinch.

  • December 16, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Ah! The return of Hoff! So why are you hiding behind the fake handle, Hoffie? If you want to slam old Wall just come on out and do so in your own name, or change your so-obvious style and possibly fool someone

  • December 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Wall, your right we need to add a FW at deadline and Bowman will he always does. Doesn’t have to be the top/a top FW but can be a good FW for a 4th (like Hands was, good at faceoffs)(or a 2nd if we add 2 FW). We can if we want though thats Bowmans deal and it doesnt matter what anybody thinks or wants.

    We got a good FW we needed in 13 and got a good FW we needed in 15, where we didn’t get a good Defenseman we wanted in 16. I have a feeling Bowman will get a good FW we need, as its not as hard to get a good FW then it is a good Center or good Defenseman.

    I also think Tazer will be fine and get his fair share of goals and pts. The good thing is since 2013 Q, is really smart on the fly, goes head to head. Our 1st line against other teams top line. This means we donot need Tazer to score as much as normal but it limits as much as possible the other teams top line to way less then it normally gets (Which puts a premium on having a good or really good 2nd line).

    That’s a plus then its our 2nd line against other teams 2nd line (along with our checking line, the 4th line with Krugs against other teams 2nd) going against other teams checking line. Now that has our 3rd line against other teams 4th line at times and creates secondary scoring out of no where. Strategy Q does that’s why Bicks/Shawzer and Sharpy/Vermette/Teravainen created/scored as may bug goals for us in the playoffs type games.

    SSHM, Ian had a post the other day that detailed the way we can and prob will keep everybody (other then expansion draft) on the roster we have, that we want to. Theres always a little difference but we already paid our dues with the salary cap stuff. Now its our turn to have the young guys get better and better each yr and keep every core guys going forward. With our group of Defenseman and the FW getting better each yr, we have lots and lots of good yr in the coming yrs.

  • December 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Mooser got better this yr. He has horns now.

  • December 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I think Hoff had more class than that, so not sure it’s him.

  • December 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Bowman/Blackhawks are looking at Shalunov 6-3 211. Second city has info.

    Can we sign him this yr or does it have to be summer. Would he have to wait until his team is, then he can come over.

  • December 16, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Broker Wayne or Pete. Neither had much substance to what they said. Just badgering.

    Think Panarin signing in regards to Shalunov. Have to wait until his season is over. Also, no longer Hawks property. So not a Radulov/Predators playoff scenario either. It’s most likely sign in may for 17/18.

  • December 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Noonan96- Hoff- near the end of his days here- did make some physical threats…

    He was also a very funny/good writer…. and like this “Dolt” here… seems to misunderstand half of the stuff I write… of course, could be me and my poor writing skills… for example- my earlier post – I was never hoping for Toews to get hurt… but he might be able to “Nurse” an injury he may be fighting now… and the Hawks can pull another 2015 Cap miracle out of thin air…

  • December 16, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    We do have Shalunov NHL rights according to some sources as CBA rules donot aply to KHL Russian guys.

    When his KHL is over, would he come here. That is what I am wondering or would it have to be before deadline, then he cant sign until summer.

  • December 17, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Players Drafted from a Club Outside North America.
    (i) Notwithstanding any provision of Sections 8.6(a) or (b) to the contrary, if
    a Player drafted at age 18 or 19 is drafted from a club outside North
    America, his drafting Club shall retain the exclusive right of negotiation
    for his services through and including the fourth June 1 following his
    selection in the Entry Draft. The Club need not make a Bona Fide Offer to
    such Player to retain such rights.

    CBA rules apply, the NHL just doesnt have transfer agreement in place with the KHL. There is some discrepancy about his status because he was drafted pre 2013 CBA.

    Hoff’s rage came as 2 new members joined the community. His disappearance followed. Hoff would have prospect news and generally knew his stuff. The 2 new members resorted to name calling and rarely if ever posted anything of substance regarding hockey. It’s not Hoff.

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I see Eakin got 4 games for cheap shot on the “King”.

    Someone here said this after Stars/Hawks game-

    Eakin is as cheap/dirty as that other piece of dirt French guy!!!

  • December 17, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Never trust the French. My Grandpa told me never trust anybody that fights with their feet and f*%ks with their face.

  • December 17, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I just read a news from Maxim Shalunov…according to ..the Athletic..he eould be very close to signing with the Hawks …the news is from TVA sport ….wonder iff somebody heard about something ? …he was a 4 round pick in 11 …list at 6ft 3 ..215pds. Has 16 goals and 14 assist so far in 30 games with the Sibir team in KHL …

  • December 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I am not really sure and I think nobody really knows on this. The bottom line is Bowman knows and we can sign him for 18. Would like to know if we can for 17 in any way. That would save a pick for this draft and get us a good FW. Regardless its another good young guy/prospect that we drafted and is now where he is in development. Farm has good feed and nutrition.

  • December 17, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    And Vladimir Tkachyov– next year???

  • December 17, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Yes, man. Good feed and nutrition.

  • December 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    2010, do you have the rest of that article. I donot mean to cut and paste, not sure whats frowned upon/against the rules. Just describe it in your owns words/samples of what it said after the cutoff.

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Morrison …they just say he is closer to Chicago then Panarin was at same time 2 years ago… that they still have the right for signing him .and that he is really booming this year with his team ………thats about it …i will try to search a bit more . I am in Asia so its not like i can search a lot ….the sand ,the Beach and the really poor Internet here make it difficult sometime … ;)

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