February 17, 2013 10:21 pm

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

Complete CSN Chicago Blackhawks coverage

Chris Kuc has the Chicago Tribune’s game story and a look at Patrick Sharp ending his 10-game goalless stretch. There’s also video of Seabrook talking about blocking shots.

Complete Chicago Tribune Blackhawks coverage

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

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