Blackhawks-Thrashers: Kim Johnsson, Hawks Escape With Victory

February 13th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
How about that for an introduction to Blackhawks' hockey?

Just a little more than 24 hours after being traded from Minnesota to Chicago, Kim Johnsson took part in a game that flashed every bit of the first two-thirds of the season.

Big scoring, a blown lead, a late comeback and a shootout thriller ended up being the recipe for Johnsson's debut.

For his part in the 5-4 Hawks win, Johnsson was good enough to earn the game's No. 3 Star.

He scored his first goal for Chicago less than 10 minutes into his first game here, and would play 19:24 in the game and was credited with one hit and one blocked shot as well.

The game looked like a Hawks blowout at the end of the first period. After Jim Slater scored on a wrap around for Atlanta, the goals came quickly for the Blackhawks.

Patrick Sharp scored his 18th of the season, on a power play, at 7:31 in the period. Johnsson would then score on a pretty pass from Patrick Kane at 9:44, and Marian Hossa scored shorthanded at 13:14 to extend the Hawks' lead to 3-1.

The second period, as has been the trend of late, was a totally different story than the first. The ...

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