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Chicago Blackhawks assign Auburn native Jeremy Morin to AHL Rockford

Sharp’s timing couldn’t be any better since he scored half of Chicago’s 10 goals last season during a two-game season sweep of the Devils. That includes his fourth career hat trick in a 5-3 win in Newark on Jan. 3. Duncan Keith had three assists in that matchup, and he’s totaled eight points in his past 10 games overall. Brandon Saad has three goals and two assists in four games, tallying one of each against Nashville. The left wing had three points against New Jersey (11-13-4) last season. With Corey Crawford still out with an injured leg, the Blackhawks will again turn to rookie Scott Darling in net. He made 32 saves Saturday after being recalled from Rockford of the AHL for the third time this season last week, improving to 3-1 with a 1.73 goals-against average on the season. The Devils have dropped three straight at home (0-2-1), but they have a chance to win for the third time in four games overall after Cory Schneider made 17 of his 39 saves in the third period Monday in a 2-1 victory at Carolina. “(We were) hanging on, but I don’t care at this point,” coach Peter DeBoer told the team’s official website. “We just need points.” Getting Michael Cammalleri – the team leader with 11 goals – back would help. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-devils-preview-055929008–nhl.html

NHL Recap – Chicago Blackhawks at New Jersey Devils – Dec 09, 2014 – CBSSports.com

Kinkaid had stopped Patrick Sharp on a breakaway just about 30 seconds before Gionta’s second goal of the season. Chicago was a little off its game in the first period, but it dominated the second, outshooting New Jersey 17-7. Bickell got the only goal with a shot from the right circle after he carried the puck into the Devils zone leading a 3-on-1 break. Sharp, playing for the first time since Nov. 4 because of a lower-body injury, got the only assist on the play set up by a Devils turnover. New Jersey’s goal also was the result of a turnover. Tootoo scored from the same circle as Bickell after taking a pass from Bernier. NOTES: The game was the second of a five-game trip for Chicago. … Keith played 30:36 for Chicago. source: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/gametracker/recap/NHL_20141209_CHI@NJ

Will the Loss of Corey Crawford Halt the Chicago Blackhawks’ Recent Turnaround? | Bleacher Report

These next few weeks will be filled with students cramming for exa Recent WeeklyAds Get It! Deals, Offers and Events Sign up for a special class at Gazella Training & Group Fitness: Candlelight Gentle Yoga with Alexis. December 20 at 4pm. Sign up at gazellatraining.com Unwind and chill out with a soothing blend of slow moving stretches, supported restorative poses, and guided meditation. This special evening Arleo Eye Associates More Deals Chicago Blackhawks assign Auburn native Jeremy Morin to AHL Rockford Saved (0) Comments The Chicago Blackhawks announced Auburn native Jeremy Morin has been sent to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs on a conditioning assignment Tuesday. Morin tallied 28 shots and 15 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Blackhawks this season. The 23-year-old was held to 10:13 of ice time or less in each contest, and didn’t register a point. Morin was a healthy scratch in each of the last eight games to prompt the conditioning stint, which can last up to two weeks. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Morin was unhappy with his situation and asked to be traded if he wasn’t going to be played. Morin, a 2009 second-round pick of the Atlanta Thrashers who was traded to the Blackhawks in 2010, has eight goals and eight assists in 54 career regular season NHL games. source: http://auburnpub.com/sports/local/f0a11a89-f3a2-5e69-b8c4-1ab6726cf9c0.html

He has a 3-1-0 record, a 1.74 GAA and a .943 save percentage. Raanta, 25, proved that he was a capable backup last season when he had a 13-5-4 with a 2.71 GAA and an .897 save percentage. While those numbers were decent, he was not infallible and can obviously be beaten. Darling, 25, had never played an NHL game before this season. Raanta is working hard to get better.You cant have a day off in a game. You just have to push harder and harder to play good games and keep yourself in the net, Raanta told Myers . I like the situation. You cant give anything [less] in practices. You have to push yourself harder and get better every day. Darling echoed a similar sentiment and both men credited goalie coach Jimmy Waite for giving them extra work in practice and keeping them ready. The pressure of playing on the road in the NHL against desperate teams like New Jersey and Boston could get to either of the goalies, while the Islanders are developing into one of the better Eastern Conference teams. Calgary is in a playoff position right now, while Minnesota has been in the playoffs the last two seasons. All five of these teams are capable of challenging the Blackhawks and giving their backup goaltenders a difficult time. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2294179-will-the-loss-of-corey-crawford-halt-the-chicago-blackhawks-recent-turnaround

 

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