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His consecutive game streak ended at 502 and one which will never be broken.
The Ducks beat the Blackhawks 1-0.
from Scott Powere of ESPNChicago,
Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was celebrating his own milestone after reaching 500 career points on Sunday, but he preferred to divert the attention to what teammate Marian Hossa was on the verge of accomplishing.
“I think a couple games or next game we’ll get an even better milestone when big Hoss reaches a 1,000,” Kane said on Sunday.
Kane’s statement was partially about Hossa being two points shy of 1,000 career points, but it was also about how much respect he possesses for Hossa. It’s a feeling that’s shared by most of the Blackhawks. While the numbers Hossa has put up throughout his 17-year career are impressive, it’s his work ethic in all zones and how he is as a teammate that has made him so revered in the locker room.
from Chris Peters of CBSSports,
As a familiar horn sounded to let Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling know he just earned his first win in his first NHL game, the emotion was obvious. The 6-foot-6 goalie became a little smaller as he crouched and rattled his hands in celebration. It was probably part joy, part relief and part realization of both a dream and the seizing of a second chance.
Chicago is the 13th different team that Darling has played for since the 2010-11 season, a winding road that started with a closed door. After two seasons at the vaunted University of Maine hockey program, Darling was released from the team and decided to try the pros at 21 years old.
A sixth-round pick of the Arizona Coyotes three years prior, he remained unsigned, but they continued to control his rights. Instead of trying to catch on with another college program via transfer, Darling decided to embark on his pro career.
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“We’ll know more in the next day or so but he’s not playing (Sunday),” said Quenneville, referring to the Blackhawks’ game against the Ottawa Senators. “It could be a little bit more than (a week or two). I don’t think it’s that bad.”
Mike North of the Chicago Daily Herald,
After taking a stick to the groin area, Tyler Myers with a shot to the head of Andrew Shaw.
Below, Erik Johnson with an elbow to the head of Erik Haula...
A Cabbie presentation...
from Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune,
As an agitator, Carcillo seems to agitate with his lack of discipline. As an enforcer, Carcillo is out of place and becoming extinct.
Quenneville believes the Hawks need that guy, the one who's willing to be the shield for the rest of the roster, dropping the gloves to absorb potential punishment.
Nope. Sorry. Disagree. I don't think the Hawks need that one guy. I think they need all 20 players dressed on any given night to be those guys. They need a lineup that can intimidate with speed and skill. They need a power play that exacts the greatest revenge for a rock head opponent who takes physical liberties.
Talent is the NHL's currency. Points in the Western Conference are at a premium. Stressing a penalty-killing unit because of undisciplined penalties, some borne of avenging a hit, might cost a team.
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