Nhl Recap – Chicago Blackhawks At New Jersey Devils – Dec 09, 2014 – Cbssports.com

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10, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Devils rookie Keith Kinkaid has never been a fan of the shootout, and that was long before he faced Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in his first NHL start. Toews and Kane scored on the Blackhawks’ first two chances, and Chicago rallied late and earned its seventh straight victory, 3-2 over the Devils on Tuesday night. ”They are top guys in the NHL,” Kinkaid said after his outstanding 37-save performance ended in a loss. ”Obviously I was a little too far out on the Toews one, I wanted to get the leg out, and then Kane has a great set of hands. You never know what he is going to do.” Chicago had to work to get the best of the 25-year old Kinkaid, who was called up from Albany earlier Tuesday with the Devils playing the second game of a back-to-back set. New Jersey had the better of play for almost the first 25 minutes before the Blackhawks started showing why they are one of the NHL’s top teams. ”Early on, he was playing pretty well,” Toews said of Kinkaid. ”We threw some shots at him and I think, if anything, we built his confidence up a little bit throughout the game. Nowadays, even backups are strong, and you have to make their job as tough as you can.” Bryan Bickell and Duncan Keith had goals in regulation for Chicago, whose winning streak matches the NHL high for this season. Scott Darling made 22 saves, including two stops in the shootout. Jordin Tootoo and Stephen Gionta scored for New Jersey. source: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/gametracker/recap/NHL_20141209_CHI@NJ

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While all systems are go right now and the Blackhawks are playing sensationally, one or two subpar games could lead to concerns from the coaching staff and the fans. Raanta, the team’s No. 2 goalie, is likely to get most of the work during the remainder of Crawford’s absence. He has a 3-2-0 record, a 2.02 GAA and a .942 save percentage. Darling, who was called up from Rockford of the American Hockey League, has also been sharp. 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. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2294179-will-the-loss-of-corey-crawford-halt-the-chicago-blackhawks-recent-turnaround


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