Chicago Blackhawks’ Scoring Woes Continue In Shutout Loss To Ducks | Bleacher Report

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Hossa, Sharp lead Blackhawks in shootout | The Journal Gazette

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. Usually, the Blackhawks will have several flurries where they whistle shot after shot on net and make the goalie submit. That didn’t happen at the United Center. The best scoring opportunity came early in the third period when Bryan Bickell wheeled behind the net and fed Toews with a cross-ice pass. The captain fired a hard, quick shot that forced Gibson to make a quick right-to-left move, and he got his skate on the puck. source:

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Scott Darling turned aside 28 shots for the win. Mark Stone, Clarke MacArthur, Bobby Ryan and Mika Zibanejad had goals for Ottawa (5-2-2). Craig Anderson made 35 saves. Hossas goal at 13:50 of the third period was his second of the season and his 1,000th career point. It came in his 1,100th NHL game. The goal was one of four in a third-period outburst between the teams that entered the frame tied 2-2. Ryan gave the Senators a 3-2 lead 30 seconds into the third when he grabbed a loose puck in front of the Blackhawks net and surprised Darling with a quick shot. Toews scored his second of the game at 7:31, and Hossa gave Chicago the lead six minutes later. PENGUINS 3, KINGS 0: In Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lead Pittsburgh. DEVILS 2, JETS 1, SO: In Newark, New Jersey, Jacob Josefson scored the lone goal in the shootout, and Cory Schneider made it stand up as New Jersey took the come-from-behind victory. BRUINS 3, SABRES 2, OT: In Buffalo, New York, Brad Marchand had two goals, including at 1:20 of overtime to lift Boston to its third straight road victory. LIGHTNING 4, FLYERS 3: In Tampa, Florida, Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia for a seventh straight time at home, dating to February 2011. source:

Hossa’s goal with 6:10 left was his 1,000th career point and it came in his 1,100th NHL game. He started his career with the Senators, moved on to Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Detroit before joining Chicago. ”What a special night for it to happen in Ottawa,” said Hossa, who stood and waved to the fans when they gave him a standing ovation after his accomplishment was announced. ”It’s a great achievement and a great milestone and I’m very thankful to all the players who helped me achieve this throughout my career. ”I played (in Ottawa) seven years, and the people were nice to me during the time I was here. It was so nice of them for the thanks, so I just stood and thanked them back. I’m always going to remember this.” Patrick Sharp scored the only goal of the shootout. Jonathan Toews scored twice for Chicago (6-3-1), and Kris Versteeg added a goal. Scott Darling turned aside 28 shots for the win. Mark Stone , Clarke MacArthur, Bobby Ryan and Mika Zibanejad had goals for Ottawa (5-2-2). Craig Anderson made 35 saves. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was appreciative of Hossa’s milestone. source:–nhl.html

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Crawford has gone 2-0-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average against a Senators team that’s dropped nine of 12 in the series. Ottawa (5-2-1) returns home following Tuesday’s 5-2 victory at Columbus, its first win in three games. Clarke MacArthur had two goals and an assist while Erik Karlsson added one of each. Robin Lehner made 36 saves, improving to 3-0-1 with a 2.18 GAA. “I thought the players took charge of it and did a real good job,” coach Paul MacLean said. “Our leadership group stepped up tonight on the road to make sure we went home with some points.” The Senators are allowing 36.2 shots per game, the NHL’s second-worst mark. This could be a special night for Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa , who needs two points to reach 1,000 for his career. He could achieve the milestone against the franchise that drafted him in 1997 and in the city where he spent his first seven seasons. Hossa has 19 assists and 26 points in 18 games against his former team. “He’s got a chance to do it against the team that drafted him,” Sharp said of Hossa. “It’s funny how things come full circle like that.” Chicago is tied for the league lead with a 1.67 GAA and has killed all but two of 26 penalties. source:–nhl.html


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