As we all know, Tuesday night marked Patrick Kane’s 1000th career regular season game in the NHL. With a myriad of wonderful tributes from teammates both former and current, the celebration ended as quickly as it began, with Dallas taking the wind out of the Windy City squad, laying an absolute thrashing down, taking the first game of the week 6-1. Not good for the Hawks.
On Thursday, the Hawks brought their 9-2-1 record in the second half of back to backs, looking to keep their “We lost the first one but we really don’t wanna lose both” tour alive and well. With Lankinen and Khudobin taking the blue paint on opposite sides of the ice, the Hawks looked to avenge their beloved Kane for having his special night wrecked at the hands of the Stars.
Last night was a great chance for us to get some top-notch insight as we had our guy Fink with boots on the ground in American Airlines Center in Dallas to give us the full experience of the second of two in the Central Division matchup.
“Observations from Section 333
Oh hey, didn’t see you there.
It’s Fink reporting live from Section 333 of the American Airlines Center. If you are reading this you know that the Dallas Stars fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 2 goals to 4 on Thursday evening. Anton Khudobin was given the yank heading into the third period after an abysmal performance. I have a better chance of avoiding shade in a forest on a sunny day than Dobby had stopping the puck.
The Blackhawks may not have been the better team, but the scoreboard showed differently as time struck all zeroes. The Stars ran into a brick wall known as Kevin Lankinen. Although the Stars were able to sneak in two pucks in the third, it wasn’t enough to right the ship.
All in all the Stars continue to be a roller coaster of an organization. After embarrassing the Blackhawks for Kane’s 1000th game, they fell flat due to lackluster goaltending.
(To the Chicago fan that sounded like a rejected character on Muppet Babies, it’s no wonder you were sitting in the last row by yourself. Everyone was watching the same game kid. Get a clue you plug.)
Thanks, that’s been my time.”
*an important note here is that this particular Chicago Blackhawks fan does not claim any muppet babies in Hawks jerseys*
Once more, the Blackhawks used a strong powerplay, sturdy goaltending from rookie sensation Kevin Lankinen and the less-than-ideal hatred of being swept on a series to series basis to take back the power from the Dalla Stars, brought to you by Monster Energy.
The Hawks continue their road trip in Florida this weekend against the Panthers and the Stars will head to Ohio to take on the Flavortown Blue Jackets Saturday night.