The Blackhawks dominated the first 10 minutes, with several prime scoring opportunities but Mike Smith has withstood the barrage of 13 shots (2 for the Coyotes) and a Hawks power play.
Joel Quenneville was rolling four lines with offensive threats on each - and each was a factor: Brendan Morrison-Jonathan Toews-Viktor Stalberg to start, followed by Patrick Sharp-Marcus Kruger-Jimmy Hayes. Then came Bryan Bickell-Dave Bolland-Michael Frolik, and finally Andrew Brunette-Patrick Kane-Andrew Shaw.
We're awaiting word on whether Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla will return after Morrison's skate appeared to inadvertently come in contact with his face. He left the ice under his own power, with a towel to the face.
Blackhawks domination early, but no score.
Charlie Roumeliotis, Scott King, and Ben Pope join Leila on the panel.
0:00- The Blackhawks return home after two weeks on the road. Did they return to Chicago as trade deadline sellers? And what are the chances both goalies could be dealt by Monday?
12:00- Pat Boyle joins the panel. He gives his thoughts on the Blackhawks trade deadline plans.
14:30- David Ross says the Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo could hit 1-2 in the Cubs lineup in 2020. Will that solve their leadoff woes?
19:00- The Astros controversy just won't go away. The panel discusses.
21:00- The NFL reportedly wants to expand the playoffs to 14 teams and go to a 17 game regular season. Is this a good idea?
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The Blackhawks lost 6-3 to the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Here are five takeaways:
Brutal third period
After going 1-4-0 on their recent road trip, the Hawks needed a solid game to defeat the Rangers, who were in the same desperate spot they were - eight points out of the second wild card spot.
The start and resolve were there for Chicago until the third period, when after being tied 1-1, they were outscored 5-2.
Duncan Keith became the seventh player in Hawks history to record 500 assists and just the second defenseman to do so. Doug Wilson had 554.
Keith had the primary assist on Dominik Kubalik's goal at 2:29 of the second period, which tied it 1-1.
Kane keeps climbing
Patrick Kane grabbed the secondary assist on Kubalik's second period goal, tying him with Pat LaFontaine for 86th on the NHL's all-time points list with 1,013.
Strome vs. Strome
Brothers Dylan Stome (Blackhawks center) and Ryan Strome (Rangers center) faced off on Wednesday night... Literally. The brothers took the opening faceoff against each other with Dylan winning the draw for Chicago.
Ryan later scored on a Rangers power play at 4:01 of the third period to make it 3-1 for the Rangers.
Man of Bread
Former Hawk Artemi Panarin scored at 9:41 of the third period, making it 5-2 in favor of New York.
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