A 6-3 stomping of the worst team in the league might be a bit of a confidence booster, but issues remain, namely the penalty kill, which will face the best road PP in the league tonight. Yes, the Calgary Flames are coming to town, spurred on by the single manly tear of Jarome Iginla, ready to take advantage of some stupid penalties. It's to be hoped that the quick turn-around will maintain focus without wearying, and they'll continue to right the ship.
And thank you to all vets for your service and sacrifice, today and every day.
- Game summary, recaps, and reflection from official sources... [Tribune] [CSN] [Sun-Times] [ESPN]
- ...and elsewhere. [Fifth Feather] [Blackhawks DL] [Hockeenight] [Third Man In] [Madhouse Enforcer]
- Bartl's Boxing [Cheer The Anthem]
- Six Blackhawks on the All Star ballot. Should we start campaigning for Hossa now, or... [Tribune] [CSN]
- It was a big night for Steve Montador. [Sun-Times] [ESPN]
- Actually it was a big night for the D in general, five of whom showed up on the board. [ESPN] [Sun-Times]
- Sean O'Donnell doesn't take being scratched personally. [Tribune]
- A win against Columbus is nice, but problems remain. Here's Cimaglia's take on the struggles from Tuesday. [MyFoxChicago]
- Another look at Tampa Bay's trap and the trolling Flyers' anti-trap. [Globe and Mail] [SI]
- Friedman's 30 Thoughts are always worth a look. [CBC]
- Kris Versteeg got a hat trick, and the Panthers lead the Southeast. [CBC]
- Flames/Hawks game preview. [nhl.com]
- ETA: Cimaglia on last night's victory. [MyFoxChicago]