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The signature stars came through again for the Chicago Blackhawks.

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The signature stars came through again for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Postby laiyongcai92 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:48 am

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in a shootout to send Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Islanders that ended New York’s five-game winning streak Tuesday night.Toews scored on a backhander and Kane beat Robin Lehner between the pads after nearly pulling to a stop. Chicago goalie Cam Ward denied Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal to give the Blackhawks their second straight victory following a five-game slide.Toews scored a power-play goal in regulation Authentic Daniel Sedin Jersey , and Kane had an assist to stretch his point streak to nine games.The output wasn’t as showy as in Sunday’s 8-5 win over Washington, when Toews had three goals and two assists and Kane had two goals and three assists. But the duo delivered big-time when needed against surging New York.“Well, we got our confidence,” Toews said. “We’re relaxed.“It’s nice for us to be able to make a big difference for our team right now.For a long time it was almost not a great feeling.”Lehner, who stopped 38 shots through overtime, wasn’t surprised that Toews and Kane rose to the occasion in the tiebreaker.“They were really good today,” Lehner said. “They’re world-class players. They’ve always been.“We’ve played some really good hockey lately and maybe it was a bit of an off night, but we still found a way to get a point.”Chicago’s Dylan Strome also had a power-play goal, connecting during a 5-on-3 advantage at 6:05 of the second period to end the Islanders’ shutout streak at 158 minutes, 58 seconds.Ward stopped 34 shots through overtime. Alex DeBrincat had two assists to help Chicago’s power play connect for the ninth straight game.“Guys are making a lot of plays. It’s fun Womens Derek Dorsett Jersey , fun to watch,” coach Jeremy Colliton said. “They’re making great reads and just being clean with the puck.”Valtteri Filppula and Barzal scored in regulation as the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders lost for just the third time in 15 games.“We wanted to have a little bit better game,” coach Barry Trotz said. “Kane and Toews are playing at the elite level right now.”Lehner was busy in this one as the Islanders, who entered with NHL’s lowest goals-against average, allowed more than two for the first time in seven games, since a 4-3 win over the Rangers on Jan. 10.New York came into the game off two straight shutouts — one by Lehner and one by Thomas Greiss — and hadn’t allowed a goal since New Jersey’s Andy Greene beat Lehner at 7:07 of the third period in a 4-1 Islanders win last Thursday. New York allowed 40 shots after giving up just 19 in each of its previous two games.Filppula opened the scoring 2:19 in from a faceoff in the Chicago zone. He beat Artem Anisimov on the draw, drove to the net with puck and flipped it past Ward with a backhand.Strome tied it at 6:05 of the second. With Cal Clutterbuck off for roughing and Matt Martin for slashing, Strome took Kane’s pass at the right side of the net, turned and fired in a shot off the outside edge of Lehner’s right pad.Barzal put New York back ahead 2-1 with a breakaway goal 1:28 later. The reigning Calder Trophy winner jumped on Connor Murphy’s turnover in the Islanders zone, raced the length of the ice and beat Ward with a rising backhand on the stick side.Toews’ power-play goal with 21.8 seconds left in the second tied it at 2. After Lehner stopped DeBrincat’s shot http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-henrik-sedin-jersey , Toews batted in the rebound from midair for his 22nd goal and fourth in two games.New York outshot Chicago 12-10 in the scoreless third and 4-3 in overtime.NOTES: Chicago rookie D Henri Jokiharju was back in the lineup after sitting out one game. D Carl Dahlstrom was scratched in his place. … Blackhawks forward Brendan Perlini (concussion protocol) missed his second game. … The Islanders scratched forward Tom Kuhnhackl, forward Ross Johnston and defenseman Luca Sbisa. … The Islanders beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 3 at the Nassau Coliseum in the only other regular-season meeting between the teams. … The announced crowd of 21,330 was the Blackhawks’s 482nd straight sellout at the United Center, but there were patches of empty seats on an icy night in Chicago, where travel was treacherous. … The Blackhawks skated in the black-and-white striped uniforms they wore for the Winter Classic at Notre Dame on New Year’s Day.UP NEXTIslanders: Host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 1 following the NHL All-Star Game and their bye week.Blackhawks: At the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 1 to start a three-game road trip following the All-Star break and their bye week. The Blackhawks don’t play at home again until Feb. 7 against Vancouver. CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a closer look at their house after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.They aren’t sure just yet if a complete teardown is necessary.The Blackhawks are heading into one of their most intriguing summers in years after finishing with 33 wins and 76 points, their lowest totals since they went 31-42-9 during the 2006-07 season. While they might not make any big changes, improvement next year is mandatory, general manager Stan Bowman said Monday.”This year was extremely disappointing,” Bowman said. ”Last year was more abrupt, but this was equally disappointing. I’m not happy with where we are. We’re going to examine everything Jacob Markstrom Jersey , look long and hard at ways to improve through personnel.”The Blackhawks have been on a downward trend since winning the 2015 Stanley Cup. They were eliminated by St. Louis in seven games in the first round of the 2016 playoffs, and then were swept by Nashville in the opening round last year.They stumbled all the way to last in the Central Division this season, falling short of the playoffs for the first time since star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were rookies during the 2007-08 season.Bowman said the team’s top priority is keeping the young players who impressed this season. Rookie Alex DeBrincat had a team-high 28 goals, one more than Kane, and Vinnie Hinostroza showed flashes of promise after beginning the year in the minors.”That’s the direction we’re headed,” Bowman said. ”They’ve showed they’re part of the future.”His second priority is free agency, and Bowman said he’s more interested in short-term deals than longer pacts that would tie his hands in the future.He could look for goaltender help after Corey Crawford missed the final 47 games with an upper-body injury. He also could focus on his blue line after top defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook showed signs of age this season.”This was an off year in about every category,” coach Joel Quenneville said. ”From every individual except two or three, we expect more next year.”Both Bowman and Quenneville expressed confidence in a healthy return for Crawford, who went 16-9-2 with a sparkling 2.27 goals-against average in 28 games. Anton Forsberg Markus Granlund Jersey , Jean-Francois Berube and Jeff Glass all struggled in goal after Crawford got hurt.”He’s on the right track, close to being ready to go,” Quenneville said.Toews, who missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury, said previous successes ”happened naturally, organically. Now there’s a lot of issues you need to find solutions. We need to take a creative approach to finding solutions. It’s humbling to a certain degree. You feel like you’re starting over.”LOTTERY FEVERThe NHL draft lottery is April 28, and Chicago has a 6.5 percent chance of winning the top pick. The Blackhawks drafted Toews with the third overall pick in 2006 and got Kane with the No. 1 selection in 2007, fueling their run to three Stanley Cup titles.TIPPING POINTCrawford’s injury just before Christmas turned the season around. They were in a playoff position on Dec. 23, his last appearance, and fell out of contention soon after he was placed on injured reserve.WRONG NUMBERSThe Blackhawks allowed 256 goals Michael Del Zotto Jersey , 67 more than they gave up during the 2014-15 season. Keith, a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the league’s top defenseman, finished with a career-worst minus-29 rating, the worst such number on the team.GOODBYEOne of the most memorable moments of the season was Patrick Sharp’s final game at the United Center. The 36-year-old Sharp is planning to retire after finishing with 10 goals and 11 assists in his 15th NHL season. The team honored Sharp with a highlight video in the third period of its home finale, and he waved his stick and tapped his heart to acknowledge the sustained roar of the crowd.NEXT UPDefenseman Henri Jokiharju could get a long look during training camp in the fall. He was selected by the Blackhawks in the first round of last year’s draft, but he doesn’t turn 19 until June.CAPTAIN AMERICAKane has decided to keep playing. USA Hockey announced Monday that Kane will captain the U.S. team for the world championship in May in Denmark.

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