Will The Chicago Blackhawks’ No. 2 Line Continue To Produce At A High Level? | Bleacher Report

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What We Learned: An etiquette guide to throwing your NHL jersey in protest | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

Oct 18, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (91) on a break away before scoring against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack (not pictured) during the first period at Rogers Arena. (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Email None of those three have a point in the Blackhawks’ first three games. Richards has not done anything to dispel the notion that his game has slipped quite a bit in recent seasons. Quenneville noted his third line’s difficulties and had some advice for Richards, Bickell and Smith to become more productive. “Just get a little bit more comfortable with each other and have more presence with the puck, patience with it, and more offensive zone time,” Quenneville told Mike Spellman of The Daily Herald. Who would you like to see play center on the Blackhawks’ No. 2 line? Andrew Shaw 0.0% Total votes: 2 It would seem the Blackhawks’ best alternative at the No. 2 center position would be Teuvo Teravainen, who is getting time in Rockford to season his game and get more experience with playing physical, North American-style hockey. Teravainen needs at least half a season with the IceHogs before he could be asked to adapt to the NHL. Ideally, Teravainen would get a full year of competition in the American Hockey League before he gets called up to the Blackhawks. So, it is clear that the Blackhawks need Shaw and the No. 2 line to continue to produce. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2233825-will-the-chicago-blackhawks-no-2-line-continue-to-produce-at-a-high-level

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What We Learned Anaheim Ducks : Bruce Boudreau on Sami Vatanen , who scored two power-play goals on Sunday: Last year, he never hit the net when he shot the puck. Its been five games in [this season], and hes hit the net twice. Thats a real big improvement. Arizona Coyotes: Its anticipation that makes Keith Yandle such an effective player . No word if that includes anticipation for an eventual trade to the East. Boston Bruins : The line of Loui Eriksson , Carl Soderberg and Chris Kelly is apparently the Swede Emotion line, and were always going to applaud an Aerosmith reference over the alterantive Boston cliche. Which is the Swede Kelly-Line (Ba Ba Ba good times never seemed so good). Buffalo Sabres : If they had their druthers, Sabres fans would send Drew Stafford packing right now , apparently unable to wait until the trade deadline like the rest of us. Calgary Flames : Hey, just because Lamberts off WWL this week doesnt mean were not running Johnny Gaudreaus first goal this season: Carolina Hurricanes : The Canes could get Andrej Sekera , John-Michael Liles and Jeff Skinner , back into their lineup vs. the Jets on Tuesday. Eric Staal wont be back until later in the their road trip, perhaps vs, Vancouver. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/what-we-learned–an-etiquette-guide-to-throwing-your-nhl-jersey-in-protest-143803121.html

Sabres to retire Hasek’s jersey | Sports – KCRA Home

13, 2015, prior to the team’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. Hasek, who was the fifth and final Sabres player to wear No. 39, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters. He was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame on March 29 and will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 17. Hasek will join six other Sabres legends who have had their jerseys officially retired from use by the team. Other retired jerseys include: center Gilbert Perreault (No. 11, retired in 1990), left winger Rick Martin (No. 7, retired in 1995), right winger Rene Robert (No. 14, retired in 1995), defenseman Tim Horton (No. source: http://www.kcra.com/sports/sabres-to-retire-haseks-jersey/29239624

Jonathan Toews scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Predators | FOX Sports

“Giving up a breakaway in OT on a power play is obviously a little tough, Hutton said. “I didn’t think we played our best tonight, but I thought in the third we came out and gave a real great effort, especially back-to-back nights.” In this one, the Predators took control of the game for much of the third period with up-tempo skating and persistent forechecking after being dominated through the first two periods and outshot 23-7 after 40 minutes. It was tied 1-all after one period despite Chicago holding a 12-3 advantage on shots. Both teams scored on their first shots of the game. Oduya connected just 1:49 in when he skated in from the left point and leaned into a low shot from the top of the circle that beat Hutton between the pads. Weber tied it with a power-play goal at 11:17 shortly after serving a cross-checking call and exiting the penalty box. His drive from the left circle appeared to strike Chicago defenseman Michal Rozsival , then deflected upward and over Crawford’s shoulder. Chicago outshot Nashville 11-4 in the second, and Hutton made several tough in-close saves late in the period to keep it tied. The Predators picked up the pace in the third, forcing the Blackhawks into turnovers in the Chicago zone and tested Crawford. He made a point-blank pad save on Craig Smith 4:45 into the period when both Smith and Colin Wilson were alone in front of the net following a Chicago giveaway. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/jonathan-toews-scores-in-ot-as-blackhawks-beat-predators-101814

The scoring drought is not due to a lack of effort – they’ve averaged 29.5 shots – and outshot the Predators 31-27. “We’re getting numbers, we’re getting shots,” Dustin Byfuglien said about his team’s drought. “We keep running into decent goalies.” That trend likely will continue against the Flames and Jonas Hiller . He enters Sunday’s matchup fresh off a 49-save effort – two shy of his career high – in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. “It gives you some confidence and you try to carry over those good feelings,” Hiller told the Flames official website. “But at the same time, you can’t just rely on that. You definitely have to be ready from ‘puck drop.'” Hiller, who signed a two-year deal with Calgary after playing seven seasons in Anaheim, is 1-2-0 this season with a 2.62 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage. Ondrej Pavelec will start for Winnipeg. Pavelec finished last season with a 3.01 GAA, and his 2.86 mark since 2010-11 is third-worst among goaltenders with at least 100 starts. Pavelec beat the Flames in his last meeting with Calgary, making 20 saves in a 5-2 victory. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/flames-jets-preview-230827057–nhl.html

 

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