RECAP: Blackhawks bounce back to beat the Blues 5–1

  

In their second preseason game in as many nights, the Chicago Blackhawks bested the St. Louis Blues 5–1 Saturday at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Missouri, home of the ECHL’s Kansas City Mavericks. The Hawks are now 1–1–1 in their three preseason contests.

After Torey Krug gave the Blues a 1–0 lead 50 seconds into the game, Chicago struck back quickly at 2:22, as Henrik Borgstrom tallied his first goal in a Blackhawks sweater, with an unassisted wrist shot from the slot.

Moments later, another Hawk would score his first. Colton Dach banged home a power play marker at 17:16. Adam Gaudette and Brett Connolly would register assists on the play, and the Hawks would take a 2–1 advantage into the second period.

Just past the halfway mark of the second frame, MacKenzie Entwistle put away a nice feed from Jujhar Khaira to make it 3–1 Chicago. Jakub Galvas notched an assist on the goal.

The Hawks continued to pour it on when Mike Hardman made it 4–1 with an accurate wrist shot from inside the left circle. Borgstrom assisted on the goal for his second point of the night.

Dominik Kubalik completed the scoring in the third period and the Hawks would cruise to a 5–1 victory. Malcolm Subban had a solid night in goal turning away 18 of 19 shots faced.

Chicago has their second preseason engagement with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Earlier today, the Hawks announced that they have trimmed their roster from 63 to 49 players. The following players were sent down to Rockford. While there are not any names on the list that will come as major surprises, there will certainly be more difficult moves ahead for Stan Bowman and Jeremey Colliton.

Forwards: D.J. Buskeder, Liam Folkes, Carson Gicewicz, Riley McKay, Dylan McLaughlin, Garrett Mitchell, Chris Wilkie, Chad Yetman and Kale Howarth

Defenseman: Ryan Stanton

Goaltenders: Tom Aubrun and Cale Morris

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    Andy Campbell
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    In their second preseason game in as many nights, the Chicago Blackhawks bested the St. Louis Blues 5–1 Saturday at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence
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    matt_ahrens
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    Ryan Stanton… yep, same guy that played 1 game for the Blackhawks 8 or 9 years ago. Interesting they offered him a tryout. I wonder if he reports to Rockford.

    The box score on ESPN.com had Toews listed on the roster. I was concerned. But the nhl.com box score doesn’t have him. Phew!

    Nice to see the depth guys pick up a win on the road against some of the Blues regulars, even if it is preseason. Kubalik being on the preseason road team is a bit ominous though. He must be back in Colliton’s doghouse.

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    Jeff Osborn
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    … yep, same guy that played 1 game for the Blackhawks 8 or 9 years ago. Interesting they offered him a tryout. I wonder if he reports to Rockford. The box score on ESPN.com had Toews listed on the roster. I was concerned. But the nhl.com box score doesn’t have him. Phew! Nice to see the depth guys pick up a win on the road against some of the Blues regulars, even if it is preseason. Kubalik being on the preseason road team is a bit ominous though. He must be back in Colliton’s doghouse.

    I would assume he’s a veteran to replace Cody Franson.  no chance he ends up in Chicago

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