The view from Chicago
Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers has a recap and reactions from the home locker room as Chicago (12-0-3) approaches the NHL record of 16 games without a regulation loss to start the season, set by Anaheim in 2006-07. Brent Seabrook had five blocks, and Jonathan Toews weighed in on the one that made all the men in the sold-out crowd of 21,843 wince. “It hurts to look at your teammate and see how much pain they’re in when they block a shot like that. But it motivates you and gets you in the right frame of mind of what we need to do to win. When you have a teammate like that laying himself on the line, it inspires your teammates.”
Hawks hold off Kings, inch closer to record
As of Sunday night, the Chicago Sun-Times doesn’t have a game story up. There also appears to be a paywall to read articles on the site. Meh. If you like looking at pictures and reading headlines, click here.
The Committed Indian is an excellent Blackhawks blog, and FifthFeather identifies a major factor from a dominant first period: wowzers, does Chicago have terrific depth. Marcus Kruger was excellent near the goal line in the opening 20 minutes, and his first two shifts of the game set the tone for a nightmarish Kings start that could have been worse if Jonathan Quick hadn’t made saves on one or two Grade-A scoring chances. The Blackhawks’ fourth line is playing as well as any fourth line in hockey. @RealFansProgram – the blog’s account – is a recommended follow on Twitter.
Blackhawks 3, Kings 2