Huet Gets Big Shutout: Hawks Beat Division Foe, Blues

December 17th, 2009 by Jake Karmel Leave a reply »
It took the Chicago Blackhawks 32 games to play a division foe, the dreaded St. Louis Blues, for the first time. For Hawks fans, it was worth the wait.

The Hawks are on fire. That's putting it nicely.

The boys from Madison Street got off to a hot start early last night at the United Center. With 14 minutes gone by in the first period, forward Troy Brouwer got the "Madhouse on Madison" jumping early with a goal assisted by Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews from the top right circle that deflected off of a Blues defenseman.

About three minutes later, defenseman Brian Cambell got the "Madhouse" jumping again with a power play goal from the right point that was put past Blues journeyman goaltender Ty Conklin. This was assisted by Kris Versteeg and Patrick Kane.

The Hawks outshot the Blues 21-9 and led 2-0 after 20 minutes.

With about 17 minutes gone by in the second period, Marian Hossa added his fifth goal in 10 games. This gave Toews his second assist on the night and Kane his third.

Kane had three assists on the night.

For the Blues, Conklin didn't have a bad game. He made 32 saves again ...

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