Blackhawks shutout Ducks 3-0 to extend the win streak

  

The Blackhawks win streak kept on trucking with a 3-0 win vs. Anaheim Saturday night at the United Center. Marc Andre-Fleury was sensational and a great team effort led to the shutout. Patrick Kane found the back of the net in his second straight game and the Blackhawks special teams were essential in the win. 

The Blackhawks may not be a playoff team but it does not discount their efforts of late. They are playing fine hockey and capitalizing on their chances. 

The first period was uneventful in the scoring category. Multiple chances from both teams early were kicked away by solid goaltending. Given the Blackhawks ranking toward the bottom of the league in scoring, being able to jump out to an early lead would be beneficial. And that came in the second period with a goal from fan-favorite Brandon Hagel. 

 

This was a crazy sequence leading to Chelsea Dagger for the Blackhawks. It is something you do not see every day and it makes for great highlight reel material. 

The Blackhawks would score their second and third goals in the third period to seal the deal. Kane scored on the powerplay and Kubalik tallied an empty net with minutes remaining.

Fleury stopped 37 shots and one helmet removal of a Ducks player. He has been a joy to watch. He has been the backbone of the win streak and when there is a big save to be made, he shows up again and again. 

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This is nice to see. Like Eddie Olczyk always says, get pucks and people to the blue paint and good things will happen. The Blackhawks have to fight for those “greasy goals” because a lot of the time, they are outmanned in the offensive skill department.

The Blackhawks have a 4 p.m. CST puck drop in Seattle on Monday before a home-and-home matchup with the Minnesota Wild this weekend. 

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