Saturday, November 14, 2015

Devils Take care of Blackhawks For 2nd Time In a Week, 3-2.

The Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils met for the second time in as many weeks.  The Devils handled the Hawks in New Jersey last week, 4-2.  The Blackhawks would have liked nothing better than to get redemption against them tonight in Chicago, but it was the Devils, once again, taming the Hawks for a 3-2 victory.

The Blackhawks received a 2-man advantage 5 minutes into the game and Patrick Kane cashed in by threading a shot, short side, over the shoulder of Devils goalie, Corey Schneider.  With that goal, the current NHL scoring leader extended his point streak to 11 games.  Corey Crawford made some tough saves to keep the Devils off the scoreboard in the first.  Marko Dano had a great chance with Schneider out of position, but a defensive stick got in the way of Dano's shot attempt and deflected it off the crossbar.  The period ended 1-0, Hawks.  Chicago lead in shots 10 to 7.

The 2nd period started with the Devils taking advantage of some lazy play by the Hawks as Adam Henrique was allowed to skate over the line and wristed a shot at Crawford from the high slot that somehow  found the back of the net to tie the game within the first minute of the period.  The Hawks were able to get 10 shots on net in the period, but none of which was able to get behind Schneider.  With 3 minutes left in the period, a bad pass from forward, Brandon Mashinter, was intercepted by Kyle Palimieri and it was off to the races.  Niklas Hjalmarsson was able to poke the puck, but it went to Sergey Kalinin, whose shot was stopped by Crawford, but not contained, which left a juicy rebound for Palimieri who buried it beyond Crawford for a 2-1 New Jersey lead to end the period.

In the 3rd, it was the Panarin-Anisimov-Kane line that would find a way to get a puck past Schneider, 7 minutes into the period.  After a huge save by Crawford at the other end of the ice, Kane took a lose puck and streaked across the Devils line, found the trailer, Erik Gustafsson, whose shot was blocked, but the rebound went to Artemi Panarin, who snapped a shot, short side over the shoulder of Schneider.  It was New Jersey though, who just 8 seconds into a power play because of a Kane high-sticking penalty, was able to get the game-winning goal.  Palmieri snapped a shot on net that was stopped by Crawford, but the rebound was scooped up by Kalinin, who was left alone in front of the net, and was able to push it past Crawford.

Notable mentions: It was the 2nd loss in a week to the Devils as they go 2-0 against the Hawks on the year.  Both, Marcus Kruger and Andrew Desjardins have both played 16 games, bot with 0 points, both with a +/- of (-8).  Desjardins did not see the ice in the 3rd period.

Three Stars of The Game
1st - NJD - Kyle Palmieri (1G 1A)
2nd - NJD - Sergey Kalinin (1G 1A)
3rd - CHI - Artemi Panarin (1G)

Next game: Saturday, November 14th, @ St. Louis Blues


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