Blackhawks and captain “Don’t Toews Me Bro” make it six straight

Chicago- The Hawks didn’t take much time to get the home crowd behind them Wednesday night.  Chicago’s Captain Jonathan Toews grabbed the early lead with help by his two wingers Sharp and Kane.  “Johnny’s got it going,” Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. “It was an amazing play on the (1st) goal. He’s finishing well.”

The Calgary Flames wouldn’t wait too long to answer back, taking advantage of Chicago’s Toews sitting two minutes for goalkeeper interference on Miikka Kiprusoff.  A power play goal by Alex Tanguay tied the game up with half of the first completed.

Three weeks ago Chicago acquired Michael Frolik; who acquied his first goal as a Blackhawk taking back the lead with little time left in the first.  “I feel a little bit better,” Frolik said afterwards. “I got the monkey off my back. It never happened to me before. It wasn’t easy but we won the game and I helped the team to win the game. That’s my job.”

The Hawks extended their lead by two in the second, getting the first from a power play opportunity scored by Brian Campbell.  The other put in by Toews for his second of the night, and Frolik getting his second point of the game who was credited for the assist.”We gave up over 20 quality scoring chances and that’s not good enough,” Calgary’s coach Brent Sutter said, in response to the Flames giving up two goals in the second period.

Henrik Karlsson started in the third in net for the Flames, maybe as a note from the coach to his players.  It seemed to work as the Calgary pulled themselves back together getting the lead down to only one.  The goals came from two known game changers–Jarmoe Iginla and Rene Bourque.

Marian Hossa and Bryan Bickell set up Dave Bolland and the Hawks with an insurance goal half way through the third, raising the lead by two goals.  Calgary still keeping it together, got one more past Crawford coming from Rene Bourque’s second goal of the night.  Only being down by one the Flames pulled their goalie hoping the extra attacker could get them one more to send it into overtime, but with help from Frolik and Seabrook, Marian Hossa chipped in the empty-netter pounding the final nail.

Chicago’s Corey Crawford fended off 21 shots and allowed 4 past him during the game.  Frolik didn’t only get his first point with the Hawks he went +3 having a big game with one goal and two assists.  But the First Star of the game was Blackhawks’ Captain Jonathan Toews scoring twice for Chicago in their win taking the streak to six games and seeding them, tied for fourth place.  Their next game is Friday at 7:30pm in Chicago against the Carolina Hurricanes.