Chicago Blackhawks Tie Road Record Streak, Continue Torrid Play

May 18th, 2010 by Jeff Hicks Leave a reply »
Chicago is in the driver's seat.

Despite another fast-paced game played by the San Jose Sharks, the Chicago Blackhawks took another bite out of one of the NHL's best teams.

The series continues to display the many entertaining facets of hockey, and as the days come and go, it appears an NHL stalwart is on the verge of something special.

There are a few tidbits to take away from tonight's Game Two action:


- Niklas Hjarlmarsson is the unsung hero of the Blackhawks. His presence is rarely felt, but when you see No. 4, it is usually because of a great play in the offensive zone or untimely block on the penalty kill. His growth in the last year and change has been something to marvel. I dare to say in another year or two, he'll be competing with Duncan Keith for Norris Trophy recognition.

- Chicago's David Bolland has officially convinced San Jose forward Joe Thornton he plays for the Vancouver Canucks. This is clearly evidenced by Thornton's poor slashing penalty in the third period, and the scrum with 17.9 seconds left in the game.

- San Jose's scoring depth is about as deep as the embroidery o ...

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