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Shaw does not have All-Star talent, but he is a hard worker and a hustler who always gives Quenneville everything he has. One of Sharp’s main responsibilities was manning the right point on the first power-play unit. Richards has been moved to that position, and it’s something he may be able to do quite well. Richards (three power play points this season) has long been a power-play specialist throughout his career in the NHL. He clearly sees the ice well and is an astute passer. Richards is not the skater he was earlier in his career, and he doesn’t compare with Sharp (six man-advantage points in 2014-15) in that area. However, his deficiency can be covered by Duncan Keith, as he mans the other point spot. The two-time Norris Trophy winner can assist Richards if he gets caught in a dangerous defensive situation. Richards has a good shot from the point, but it doesn’t compare with the blazer that Sharp can fire when he has a chance to step into the puck and blast it. However, the real burden may fall on the Blackhawks’ new first line that includes Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2260967-who-must-step-up-for-the-chicago-blackhawks-after-patrick-sharps-injury

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope between Marina City and the Leo Burnett Building on Nov. 2, 2014. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Antti Niemi finished with 32 stops for San Jose. Chicago’s scoring spree in the first started when Toews sent a faceoff back to van Riemsdyk, who blasted a slap shot by a screened Niemi 8 minutes into the game. Seabrook extended the lead to 2-0 at 14:10 when he scored on a one-timer off a pass from Brad Richards. With the sellout crowd of 21,489 still celebrating Seabrook’s third goal, Hjalmarsson used a nicely placed wrist shot to record his first goal of the season at 14:34. It was the first time three defensemen scored in a single period for Chicago since Frantisek Kucera, Igor Kravchuk and Steve Smith scored in the third period of an 8-1 victory over Edmonton on Nov. 27, 1992. The fast start also came with coach Joel Quenneville trying a couple of new defensive pairings. The 23-year-old van Riemsdyk played with two-time Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith, and Seabrook, who struggled in Friday night’s 3-2 loss to Washington, was alongside Rundblad. San Jose bounced back quickly after Hjalmarsson’s goal. Pavelski had a nice redirection on Justin Braun’s slap shot, trimming Chicago’s lead to 3-1 at 15:32, and the Sharks outplayed the Blackhawks for much of the second period. source: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/blackhawks-big-1st-period-beat-sharks-26797679

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The Kings got major contributions from all over the lineup in their run to a second Stanley Cup in three years last spring, from Jason Williams and Marian Gaborik to Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli. The Ducks experienced life without its top two stars this week when Perry and Getzlaf came down with the flu just before game time on Wednesday night, a 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders that saw the Ducks climb back from a two-goal deficit to force the extra time and earn a point. Third-string goaltender Jason LaBarbara was also in net because of injuries to the leagues best early-season netminder in Frederik Andersen and backup John Gibson. They survived the test, even though they didnt ace it. Kesler can play against the other teams top players to either give Getzlaf some rest or, like Wednesday, take his place in his absence. Kesler offers a one-two punch at center that the Blackhawks have been searching for. Although Andrew Shaw has fared well on a line with Kane and Brandon Saad, he doesnt offer the same presence Kesler does. Or the Kings Anze Kopitar-Jeff Carter combo. One-two punch at center 46.3 NHL.com The center position was something the Blackhawks tried to address with a low-risk signing this summer, bringing veteran Brad Richards in after his contract was bought out by the New York Rangers. The 34-year-olds best days are behind him, but the Hawks were hoping he might be the answer on the second line. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2255518-have-the-ducks-supplanted-the-blackhawks-as-other-team-to-beat-in-the-west

Ovechkin was penalized for an illegal hit to the head of Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson with 16 seconds left in the first, and Keith scored on the power play 56 seconds into the second to make it 2-0. He swooped into the right circle and fired in a rebound through traffic. The Capitals then connected three times late in the period to take the lead. The last two goals came 42 seconds apart in the final minute. Burakovsky cut it to 2-1 with 4:57 left to complete a 2-on-1 with Troy Brouwer. After faking a pass, he closed in and fired a perfect shot over Crawfords left shoulder and just under the crossbar. TheBlackhawkswere skating around in their zone following a failed clearing attempt, and Johansson tied it at 2 with 47 seconds remaining in the period on a low shot from right circle that ticked in off the stick of Chicago defeneman Brent Seabrook. Wards goalmouth deflection of Matt Niskanens shot from the point with 5 seconds left in the frame put Washington ahead. TheBlackhawksdidnt regroup and didnt sustain consistent pressure until late in the third. Holtby made an sharp save on Kris Versteegs shot from the left circle with about 90 seconds left. source: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/11/07/caps-rally-to-beat-sliding-blackhawks/

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After faking a pass, he closed in and fired a perfect shot over Crawford’s left shoulder and just under the crossbar. “We got an unbelievable goal by (Burakovsky) there to get us going,” Ward said. “That transitioned for a couple of other guys to chip in.” The Blackhawks were scrambling in their zone following a failed clearing attempt, and Johansson tied it at 2 with 47 seconds remaining in the period on a low shot from right circle that ticked in off the stick of Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook . Ward’s goalmouth deflection of Matt Niskanen’s shot from the point with 5 seconds left in the frame put Washington ahead. The Blackhawks didn’t regroup and didn’t sustain consistent pressure until late in the third. Holtby made an sharp save on Kris Versteeg’s shot from the left circle with about 90 seconds left. NOTES:Washington C Brooks Laich returned after missing seven games with an injured shoulder. … The Blackhawks recalled F Peter Regin from Rockford of the AHL to fill Sharp’s roster spot. Also still out for Chicago is F Daniel Carcillo (lower body), who missed his seventh game. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/capitals-rally-to-beat-blackhawks-110714

 

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