Hawks blow Hurricanes out of Chicago

Chicago- “We’re not looking at it as a streak cause we’ve been playing good for a while now,” … “We’re not gonna look too far ahead. We’ll use the momentum we’ve got and keep working hard out there”-Jonathan Toews.  That is exactly what the Blackhawks did Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.  Never letting up the Hawks beat the Canes in front of a packed Madison Madhouse.

The Hawks came right out of the gate, Sharp playing tough intercepts the puck in Carolina’s end and gets it to his Captain Toews who puts a wrister past Carolina’s rookie goalie Justin Peters.  Carolina’s Coach Maurice said “We turned the puck over and gave the guy a breakaway in the first minute of the game.”

Five minutes later the Hurricanes’ Captain Eric Staal answered back, with a tipped pass that starts a dash to the Hawks end, Chicago stops the initial set up but the Canes Staal comes up and takes care of the loose puck tying it up at one a piece.

Before the end of the first with some great chances and looks the Hawks kept their foot on the gas with Seabrook taking a shot from the post and hitting iron, Bryan Bickell was there to put in the rebound taking the lead back by one.

The second was a goalie’s period, both net minders faced tough shots but managed to make it a scoreless second.  “We had some good chances in the first two periods and the game was tight” said Coach Quenneville.

The third was a completely different story, “It was better,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “I know we didn’t go into the (third) period with a comfortable lead. It was one of those dangerous settings where they’re hanging around, they’re in the game and anything can happen in that third.”  Boy was he right, the Hawks got three more goals in the last period and only gave up one more to hold onto the win, now making it seven straight victories.  Johnson, Bolland, and Kane all hit the back of the net in the third, helping their team extend the lead and get the big W at home.

Chicago’s Corey Crawford had a good night only letting 2 past, and saving 18 others.  Hossa was the first star of the game, not getting a goal but helping with 2 assists.  The Hawks are going to try and make it eight in a row and hopefully help their playoff standing, they play tonight in Toronto against the Maple Leafs at 6:00pm on WGN.