The Blackhawks would probably be ahead by four or five against a lot of goalies, but their domination has been countered by Mike Smith - some by skill, others by some fortunate bounces. Each team's killed off a penalty.
Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Patrick Sharp have all been put on separate lines by Joel Quenneville, in addition to the Bryan Bickell-Dave Bolland-Michael Frolik trio, but all four have threatened and spent a majority of their time in the 'Yotes end. Corey Crawford's only been tested a couple of times, but made a pair of quick saves.
Andrew Shaw has been extremely active and a factor on every shift in his return from a three-game suspension, and was denied at the doorstep off a perfect cross-ice feed from Kane on a rush.
Shots were 16-2 in favor of the Blackhawks.
Michael Jordan's in the house, and was introduced with Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita to a standing ovation.
Hub Arkush, David Schuster and Mark Grote join Kap on the panel.
0:00- The Cubs sweep the Marlins and have won 7 of their last 10. Have they finally turned the corner?
8:00- The White Sox keep playing but the controversy surrounding Tim Anderson's bat-flip-heard-round-the-world continues. Does baseball need to lighten up or does Anderson deserve some blame?
14:30- The guys remember Chet Coppock. The "Godfather of Sports Talk Radio" died at the age of 70.
18:00- Carlos Zambrano drops by the studio. He talks to Kap about his comeback with the Chicago Dogs, his thoughts on the Cubs winning it all and his hopes to once again pitch in the majors.
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Luke Stuckmeyer and Chris Kamka go through some fun and perhaps meaningful numbers through the Cubs' first 17 games, including good trends for the starting pitching and puzzling numbers for Kris Bryant & Anthony Rizzo (1:30). Then, David Kaplan catches up with former Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano, who discusses his comeback attempt with the Chicago Dogs, his accomplishments while he pitched for the Cubs, and his newfound commitment to his faith (10:30).
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