Coming off a 5-2 Saturday loss to Columbus, the Blackhawks finish out their homestand tonight against the Ottawa Senators. The two teams last met on opening night, when the Hawks won 4-3 in overtime. The Hawks will be wearing their Winter Classic sweaters in this one. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM central time.
Winter Classic threads tonight ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/lGkzIizTyO
— Four Feathers Podcast (@FourFeathersPod) February 18, 2019
- The Blackhawks currently sit three points out of the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. They absolutely need to take care of a team that sits at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings tonight because points are at a premium at this point in the season.
- While the Senators dwelling at the bottom of the standings, there are still some legitimate scoring threats who are auditioning for trades to contenders. Both Mark Stone (27 goals, 32 assists – 59 points) and Matt Duchene (27 goals, 29 assists – 56 points) will be unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.
- Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 17 games with a power-play goal in the first period on Saturday night. This guy is playing the best hockey of his career, but he probably won’t be seriously considered for the Hart Trophy if the Hawks don’t make the playoffs.
Strome with the jump screen, Kane with the PPG 🚨 pic.twitter.com/xIvpXkvhb9
— Four Feathers Podcast (@FourFeathersPod) February 17, 2019
Caggiula – Toews – Kane
DeBrincat – Strome – Kahun
Saad – Anisimov – Sikura
Hayden – Kruger – Perlini
Keith – Seabrook
Forsling – Murphy
Koekkoek – Gustafsson
Dzingel – Duchene – Ryan
Tkachuk – White – Stone
Smith – Pageau – Paajarvi
Boedker – Tierney – Balcers
Chabot – Demelo
Lajoie – Ceci
Harpur – Jaros
Laugh It Off
Canadian broadcaster Don Cherry ripped the Carolina Hurricanes for their postgame celebration in a true “old man yells at cloud” moment.
Don Cherry absolutely rips the Carolina Hurricanes for their post-game celebrations 😬 pic.twitter.com/aj7ekDD4f9
— Gino Hard (@Ginohard_) February 17, 2019
In response, the Canes embraced the criticism and made shirts about it. Gotta love it.
The jerk store called…we are now taking orders!
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) February 17, 2019
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