The Hawks limited Dallas' chance and defense was stifling. Hjalmarsson with a big hit on Robidas. O'Donnell around the net. "Jammer" Jamal Mayers getting in Steve Ott's face, Seabrook with a pin point pass to Toews for his out-of-the-penalty-box sprint that he converted on. Keith and Leddy played solid. This is how the Hawks can win. Limit the scoring and score off of turnovers, forcing bad plays in the neutral zone and limit action around the blue line. They Hawks still needed to limit their mistakes in the 3rd period (Mainly Patrick Sharp). After his glorious move that he scored on. He took two penalties, one of which led to a 10 minute major and an ejection. He needs to be less careless.
Hawks 3 stars. #3* : Patrick Sharp ( 1 goal, 1 assist )
#2* : Jonathan Toews (1 goal)
#1* : Dave Bolland (2 goals )
Andrew Brunette got on the board first with a powerplay goal.
Other players with Assists: O'D, Frolik, Kruger, Bickell, Kane, Hossa, Seabrook, Montador.
I love seeing those blue-liners with "Assists".
*** Other Notes: Brandon Saad was moved to the 2nd line with Hossa and Kane. He again, is playing solid (23 shifts / 14:57 TOI) pretty solid for an 18 yr. old.
7 defenseman has lowered Seabrook and Keith's TOI from 28-30 minutes .
* Keith TOI : 22:43
* Seabrook TOI: 24:10