Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets
Goals: Andrew Shaw, Patrick Sharp x2, Brent Seabrook and Marian Hossa (Chicago), Rick Nash (Columbus)
Goalies: Corey Crawford (24/25, .960); Steve Mason (22/27, .815)
Sweep sweep, baby! This was first time we’d swept a Central Division rival since the division was given the name Central. Feels good, man.
Andrew Shaw continued his scoring ways with a goal off his shinguard, and Patrick Sharp took over as the team leader in goals scored with his two tonight, one being a power play goal (he’s now at 30). He was trying for the hatty again but just couldn’t make it.
Yes, Viktor Stalberg scored a point with an assist, making it 10 points in 6 games against the Blue Jackets. I love how playing them gets a Pavlovian response from him.
I saw this on Twitter via the Blackhawks: “Fun fact: Brandon Bollig now has more PIMs than every #Blackhawks player except Mayers and Carcillo. And he’s played 10 games.” Here’s what got him that lofty accolade:
Congrats to Marian Hossa, who scored his 900th career point tonight with his own power play goal! To those who thought that he was a liability because of losing two Stanley Cup finals with Pittsburgh and Detroit, I say there are 901 reasons why you’re wrong – that includes his Stanley Cup ring.
Corey Crawford. That is all.
Bad for the Blue Jackets: their backup goalie, Curtis Sanford, is out for the rest of the season with a leg injury. This means that they’ve recalled Allen York from Springfield to
back up Steve “I like to yell at my coach for pulling me” Mason (remember that game?).
Mason robbed Patrick Kane of what would’ve been a sweet breakaway goal in the first period. HOW DARE YOU, SIR.
Nothing really ugly in this game, so I’ll just post this pic of Steve Mason being a real sieve:
vs. Vancouver Canucks
This will be the last we see of them in the regular season, but I’ll bet it won’t be the last we see of them past April 7th!