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No reward for domination


No reward for domination

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.

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.

The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.

Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.

Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.

Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs need to make a deal?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

On this episode of SportsTalk Live, Fred Mitchell, Seth Gruen and Jason Goch join David Kaplan on the panel.

The Cubs bats come alive against the Giants while Theo says there have been plenty of trade rumors but no trade talks. Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

Plus, Ray Ratto joins Kap to talk about the Warriors struggles and the guys debate if LeBron is playing his final game in a Cavaliers uniform.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: