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”You can’t fault the effort, it was there,” Ryan said. ”I thought we took over the game in the third for a bit and for large portions of it.” After a week of, coach Paul MacLean attempted to create a spark with a different lineup. “I kind of moved everybody around to get a three-line rotation with one that I would sink in there and see if we could get a little bit of pace,” MacLean said. “It was just a matter of trying to see what we could get going.” Anderson, a third-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2001 who spent parts of three seasons with his hometown club, is 5-1-2 with a 3.38 GAA in his career against his former team. Chicago (4-2-1) hopes a return home will provide an advantage after losing 3-2 at Nashville on Thursday before falling by the same score at St. Louis on Saturday. Patrick Sharp scored on a 5-on-3 power play 1:02 into the contest against the Blues, but the Blackhawks allowed the next three goals – two in the final two minutes of the second period – before Kris Versteeg’s third-period tally. “We’ve been giving up some late goals in periods, making turnovers in the middle of the ice that result in them scoring,” Quenneville said. “Their (third) goal was hard to watch.” Chicago began the season 4-0-1, but consecutive losses has put a damper on that solid start. “I think there’s a lot more potential,” defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson said. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/senators-blackhawks-preview-050755984–nhl.html

Former Outlaw Darling climbs ladder to NHL

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The winger had a hat trick against the Chicago Blackhawks , giving the Predators all three of their goals in their 3-2 win. He now has five on the season. Pekka Rinne made 32 saves in the win. No. 3 Star: Henrik Zetterberg , Detroit Red Wings The captain was awesome in the third period: Scoring his third of the season; working hard to set up Pavel Datsyuk , who set up Niklas Kronwall for the game-tying goal; and forcing a turnover that led to Justin Abdelkader ‘s game-winner against the Pittsburgh Penguins , 4-3. Honorable Mention: Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves for his third shutout in four starts, as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Arizona Coyotes , 2-0. Jared Spurgeon had two assists. Jonas Hiller made 16 saves and Sean Monahan had two goals as the Calgary Flames blasted the Carolina Hurricanes , 5-0. Crazy game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks , as an apparent goal by Ryan Johansen which would have given him a hat trick was waved off for goalie interference, and Mark Letestu scored his second of the game with 21 seconds left to give the Jackets a 5-4 win. Joe Pavelski scored twice for the Sharks. Ryan Miller made 31 saves against his former team as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the St. Louis Blues, 4-1. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-three-stars–neal-tricks-blackhawks–quick-sets-record-061035003.html

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Chicago scored during that 20-minute segment for the first time this season. ”I thought it was our best four-line rotation of the year,” coach Joel Quenneville said. Patrick Kane recorded his 500th career point with an assist on Toews’ goal. “I didn’t really even think about it,” Kane said. “It’s just a number to be honest with you, so hopefully there’s many more to come. It’s a pretty cool milestone. I’ll remember this one for sure.” Antti Raanta had started the previous three contests with Crawford nursing an upper-body injury before Chicago-area native Scott Darling made his NHL debut with a 32-save effort against the Senators. ”We needed him early in the game, and he was settled down, patient,” Quenneville said. “He controlled his rebounds, handled the puck well.” Crawford, 3-0-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average, skated Saturday, and Quenneville alluded toward the end of last week that his No. 1 goalie could be back in net for this contest. The Blackhawks had the day off Monday, meaning a decision likely won’t be made until after the morning skate. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ducks-blackhawks-preview-202526490–nhl.html

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Heres a quick refresher course. He played for the North Iowa Outlaws in 2005-06. He appeared in one game the following season before being released. In the Outlaws inaugural season, he posted a 2-4 record with a .888 save percentage. That Scott Darling, who graduated from North Central High School in Manly and grew up in Lemont, Illinois, is now in the NHL where he has started two games in net for the Chicago Blackhawks, going 1-1 with a 1.03 goals-against average. “The ultimate goal is to play in the NHL, but I know I need to develop more and it’s always been my dream to play college hockey, Darling told the Globe Gazette upon being drafted in 2007. It was a long, winding road for Darling to reach hockeys pinnacle. He was a sixth-round pick in the 2007 NHL draft by the Phoenix Coyotes but opted to attend the University of Maine, where he played for two years. He spent time in the East Coast Hockey League (Florida Everblades and Wheeling Nailers) before playing in the American Hockey League (Wilkes-Barre Penguins, Hamilton Bulldogs and Milwaukee Admirals) over the past two seasons. He made his NHL debut on Sunday when he stopped 33 shots in a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. He made 24 saves in a 1-0 loss to to Anaheim two days later. “I was a little bit terrified and excited,” Darling told blackhawks.com after his first victory. source: http://globegazette.com/sports/cc6f3715-8bec-53e5-bc2c-f949b2964b0c.html

 

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