Ducks Keep Rolling, Shut Out Blackhawks | The Journal Gazette

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Gibson and Darling dominated the first two periods. The Blackhawks had better opportunities against Gibson, who made a pair of big saves midway through the second on Brandon Saad, who roared in on a breakaway, and a follow-up shot by Andrew Shaw seconds later. Gibson made a sprawling save on Jonathan Toews early in the third period. The 25-year-old Darling, who made his second start since being called up from the minors because of an injury to starter Corey Crawford, made a big body save on Jakob Silfverberg 5:16 into the third period. Otherwise, Darlings poise and positioning made every save look routine until Smith-Pelly scored. JETS 4, ISLANDERS 3: In Uniondale, New York, Andrew Ladd scored his second goal of the night 3:31 into the third period, and Winnipeg rallied to win in a back-and-forth encounter. WILD 4, BRUINS 3: In Boston, Marco Scandella scored with 5:53 remaining as Minnesota rallied for three goals in the third period. PENGUINS 8, DEVILS 3: In Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored two of four second-period goals and Pittsburgh netted seven straight in a rout. FLYERS 3, KINGS 2, OT: In Philadelphia, Brayden Schenn scored 2:36 into overtime, and Philadelphia snapped Los Angeles six-game win streak. SENATORS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2: In Columbus, Ohio, Clarke MacArthur had two goals and an assist, and the Ottawa beat Columbus in the Blue Jackets first game since star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was sidelined by a broken finger. LIGHTNING 7, COYOTES 3: In Tampa, Florida, Nikita Kucherov had his first career NHL hat trick and Tyler Johnson had four assists, extending his points streak to seven games. BLUES 4, STARS 3, OT: In Dallas, Vladimir Tarasenko scored 1:28 into overtime to complete a hat trick and lead St. source: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20141029/SPORTS20/310299975/-1/SPORTS12

Marian Hossa reaches 1,000 career points against the team that drafted him – SBNation.com

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Dating to last March 23, Chicago has been shut out four times in its last 20 games (third most of any NHL team during span). * Ottawa beat Columbus, 5-2, on the road on Tuesday night, snapping its two-game losing streak in the process. The Senators have allowed three or fewer goals in each of their last 13 games dating to last season the longest active streak of its kind in the NHL. * Chicago defeated Ottawa, 2-1, in these two clubs first meeting of the season last Sunday at United Center. The Blackhawks and Sens have played four games at Canadian Tire Centre since the lockout, and each team has won two of those contests. * The Blackhawks are averaging a league-high 38.0 SOG per game in 2014-15. Coincidentally, Chicago had 38 shots on goal in Tuesdays whitewash its most SOG in a shutout loss since losing, 3-0, to the Coyotes on February 11, 2012 (also had 38 SOG in that contest). * Robin Lehner stopped 36 of 38 shots on goal, and also chipped in his first career NHL point (assist) in Tuesdays victory, garnering first-star accolades for his performance. Despite allowing just two goals, Lehner lost his only career game vs. the Blackhawks on March 2, 2012. * Both the Blackhawks (9-2) and the Senators (11-4) have outscored their opponents by seven goals in the third period this season tied with the Ducks for the best third-period goal differential in the NHL. source: http://wgntv.com/2014/10/30/blackhawks-game-notes-for-thursday-ottawa/

Blackhawks Game Notes For Thursday @ Ottawa | WGN-TV

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Hossa joins Jaromir Jagr , Joe Thornton and Jarome Iginla as the only active players with 1,000 points. All four will be in the Hall of Fame someday. More from SBNation.com Forgot password? We’ll email you a reset link. If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead. Forgot password? Try another email? Almost done, By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy . Join SBNation.com You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate. We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them. I Agree to the Community Guidelines Join SBNation.com You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/10/30/7136007/marian-hossa-1000-points-milestone-chicago-blackhawks-ottawa-senators

NHL-Highlights of Saturday’s National Hockey League games – Yahoo Sports

– – Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 1 Dougie Hamilton helped Boston fans forget about the injury woes on the blue line, scoring a goal and setting up two others as the Bruins cruised past Toronto at the Air Canada Centre. The Bruins have now won three of four and the Leafs’ loss dropped them to 1-4-0 at home ice this season. Toronto doesn’t have a regulation win on home ice this season. – – Canadiens 3, Rangers 1 Lars Eller’s first goal of the season stood as the game-winner as Montreal beat New York at the Bell Centre in a rematch of last spring’s Eastern Conference Final. Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal. Carl Hagelin provided the lone goal for New York. Carey Price made 34 saves for the Canadiens and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots for the Rangers. – – Flyers 4, Red Wings 2 Brayden Schenn scored a power-play goal with 8:55 left to lift Philadelphia over Detroit. Michael Raffl had two goals and Nicklas Grossmann also scored to help the Flyers win their second straight game. Ray Emery had 35 saves in his second consecutive start over Steve Mason. – – Sabres 2, Sharks 1 Buffalo might be lightly regarded around the NHL, but that didn’t stop the Sabres from continuing their mastery over San Jose, winning its fourth straight game at SAP Center. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-highlights-saturdays-national-hockey-league-games-024758922–nhl.html

Chicago Blackhawks’ Scoring Woes Continue in Shutout Loss to Ducks | Bleacher Report

However, just like scoring is a habit, so is not scoring. But this is a significant scoring hole that the Blackhawks have dug for themselves. They are averaging 2.33 goals per game, a figure that ranks 23rd in the league. They have played nine games, and they have only outscored seven other teams. That’s troubling to this team. In their hearts and minds, they know that better days and nights are ahead and they will have games where they fill up the net. But until then, they are going to have work harder to finish their chances and win close games. “It’s going to be tough to blow teams out,” Seabrook told Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times after the game. “We’ve got to beat them 3-2, 1-0, 2-1.” The Blackhawks skated hard throughout the game, but they certainly didn’t outwork the Ducks. Few of the Blackhawks could match the effort of Jeremy Morin, who had four shots on goal and was also throwing his body all over the ice and made a number of shot-block attempts. The Blackhawks never were able to put John Gibson in the vortex. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2248461-chicago-blackhawks-scoring-woes-continue-in-shutout-loss-to-ducks

”We weren’t ready from the beginning,” goaltender Frederik Andersen said. ”That’s just not good enough. We got the two points the last seven games, but I think we started thinking it was probably a little bit too easy.” Anaheim’s road trip may prove to be anything but simple, as the Ducks face St. Louis on Thursday, Dallas on Friday and Colorado on Sunday. First up is a Chicago team that improved to 4-0-1 at the United Center with Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Ottawa. The Blackhawks (5-2-1) snapped a two-game skid on goals from Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook in the second period. 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. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ducks-blackhawks-preview-202526490–nhl.html

 

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