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Richards was at the doorstep to deflect Patrick Sharps pass into the top corner 2:22 into the third period to make it 3-0. Four minutes later, Sharp was helped off the ice after a check into the boards by Alexei Emelin. There was no immediate word on his condition. Kane fought off a check from Dale Weise to finish a feed from Toews at 12:31. Versteeg scored his second of the night into an open side off of Bryan Bickells pass. Price made a spectacular save late in the first when he got his stick down to thwart Jeremy Morin on the doorstep, and then pushed a puck hovering in the crease over the net with his glove. NOTES: The Blackhawks hadnt won in Montreal since Dec. 3, 2001. The Canadiens have allowed the first goal in 11 of 13 games and havent held the lead after the first period this season. Chicago D Niklas Hjalmarsson played in his 400th NHL game. source:

Hutchinson earns first NHL shutout, Jets edge Blackhawks 1-0 | Star Tribune

30, 2014 11:28 a.m.CDT Caption (Photo provided) Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp congratulates goalie Scott Darling after the Lemont native earns his first career NHL victory. By SCOTT SCHMID – Scott Darling calls himself an under-the-radar type of guy. But the Lemont native is trying to embrace the newfound attention he has received after being called up by the Chicago Blackhawks and recording a win in goal in his first NHL start on Oct. 26. Its been crazy, Darling said, just the response that people have given me whether on Facebook or twitter. Its definitely cool. Im proud to wear this jersey and represent Chicago and hockey players. Its pretty exciting. Starting off the season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, Darling received his opportunity when Blackhawks starting goalie Corey Crawford went down with an upper-body injury. We were in Toronto at the time, Darling said. When I got off the ice after practice, the coaches pulled me aside and told me the situation, that I was going to Chicago. source:

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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. The Senators pressured Chicago until Zibanejad scored his first goal and recorded his first point of the season when he beat Darling through the legs from the slot at 17:52. MacArthur scored the only goal of the second period, making it 2-2 at 2:51. The Senators took a 1-0 lead just 2:48 into the game. After taking a pass from second-year defenseman Cody Ceci, Mark Stone passed off to rookie Curtis Lazar and headed to the front of the net where he was able to tip Lazar’s shot through Darling’s legs. The Senators held that lead until the Blackhawks scored twice in a span of just over four minutes in the second half of the period. Toews tied it when his wrist shot barely crossed the goal line behind Anderson with several bodies in front. The Blackhawks took their first lead at 15:36 when Versteeg slipped around defenseman Erik Karlsson in the circle and went around a sprawling Anderson before tucking the puck inside the far post. NOTES: Senators G Robin Lehner missed the game as he spent the evening with wife Donya and son Lennox, who was born earlier Thursday. source:

NHL Three Stars: Hossa goes 1,000; Stamkos snipes; MacKinnon (finally) scores | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

The Jets got all the offense they needed early as they moved straight into the Chicago zone off the opening faceoff. Frolik, a former Blackhawks player, skated across the crease, closed in from the left side and lifted the puck past Crawford’s glove as the goalie sprawled trying to stop the shot. Chicago’s Patrick Sharp broke in alone with 3:40 left in the first and faked Hutchinson to the ice, but his shot clanked off the right post. Jonathan Toews fired a drive from the left circle off the left post midway through the second during a Chicago power play. Hutchinson stopped another prime chance by Sharp moments later. The Blackhawks shot wide on some of their best chances in the third period. Hutchinson stopped Patrick Kane’s quick shot from the left circle with 2:40 left. NOTES: Hutchinson was pulled early in the second period of his only previous start this season, a 4-1 loss at Los Angeles on Oct. 12, after he allowed three goals on 13 shots. He also replaced Pavelec in the third period of a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Oct. 24. source:

Sharp and Hossa lift Chicago Blackhawks to 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa Senators | Star Tribune

2 Star: Nathan MacKinnon , Colorado Avalanche Avalanche sophomore notched his first two goals of the season in Colorados 5-0 victory over the Islanders. Honorable mention: St. Louis goaltender Jake Allen made 24 saves in shutting out the Anaheim Ducks Chicago captain Jonathan Toews recorded two goals Hawks goaltender Scott Darling won his second career NHL game, pulling out his first career NHL shootout win Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson played 30:56 in the shootout loss Winnipeg defenseman Toby Enstrom picked up his eighth assist, which tied him for second amongst blueliners Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second shutout of the year with 36 saves against Los Angeles … Bostons Brad Marchand scored two goals, including the game winner over the Sabres Buffalos Drew Stafford scored a goal and added an assist Florida netminder Roberto Luongo stopped 32 of 33 Arizona Coyotes shots on goal in victory Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov made 40 saves Avalanche center Matt Duchene notched two assists … Daniel Sedin from Henrik Sedin is a beautiful thing. Did you know?: The New Jersey Devils won their first shootout since March 10, 2013. They had lost 18 straight before Thursday. Dishonorable mention:Arizona’s Mike Smith lost his fourth game in his last five contests, this one to the hapless Florida Panthers The Islanders Chad Johnson made just 18 saves on 23 Colorado shots on goal The Bruins were 6:30 away from losing to the Buffalo Sabres before Marchand’s third period goal. Boston won the game in overtime Meanwhile the Sabres fired just 15 shots on goal According to eye-witness Twitter reports, Evgeni Malkin and Justin Williams fought, but both were assessed roughing minors. Sports & Recreation source:–hossa-goes-1-000–stamkos-snipes–mackinnon–finally–scores-052553305.html

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Teams from the East, meanwhile, have been outscored by 28 goals. A closer look at the East’s two divisions reveals the Metro to be the anchor weighing down the conference at the moment. Five of the eight teams in the Atlantic Division own positive goal differentials and the group’s collective minus-10 differential is in large part due to one team — the Buffalo Sabres, who are an NHL-worst minus-27. The Metro, on the other hand, is minus-18 as a whole with only Pittsburgh (plus-19) and Washington (plus-2) in the black. Only the Penguins have played consistently well and it’s no surprise Pittsburgh is leading the division with 15 points on a 7-2-1 record. The rest of the division has been wildly inconsistent as every team not named the Penguins has suffered through a losing streak of three games or more. In fact, other than Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers — last year’s conference champions — each Metro club has lost at least four in a row at some point in the early going. To be fair, some of the Metro’s struggles this season could be explained by injury woes. Columbus has been absolutely decimated by injuries in the first month, while the Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers also have dealt with key losses to their rosters. The Devils and Islanders are currently sitting second and third behind the Pens for the division’s remaining two automatic bids, but they have both cooled off considerably since beginning the season on hot streaks. At this stage, only Pittsburgh, New Jersey and the Isles would be playoff teams if the season ended today, while the Atlantic would eat up the East’s remaining five postseason spots. It’s a long season of course and things could get better for the residents of the NHL’s oddest-named division once some of the Metro’s clubs get a little healthier. source:


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