Chicago Blackhawks: Ottawa Senators

Rapid Reaction: Blackhawks 2, Senators 1

October, 26, 2014
10/26/14
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CHICAGO – Here’s a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at the United Center:


How it happened: The Blackhawks put an end to their season-long second-period woes on their way to victory Sunday. The Blackhawks hadn’t scored a second-period goal in their first seven games. They scored two of them against the Senators. Jonathan Toews provided the first with a wraparound goal in a four-on-four situation 21 seconds into the second period. Brent Seabrook gave the Blackhawks a second when he scored on a power play at 13:38. Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling did the rest in his NHL debut: He stopped 32 of 33 shots. The Senators' lone goal came on a freak play on which the linesman interfered with a Blackhawks pass and led to a short-handed goal by Milan Michalek in the second period. Senators goaltender Craig Anderson stopped 43 of 45 shots.

What it means: The Blackhawks snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 5-2-1 on the season. The Blackhawks' five-on-five play again wasn't great, but they got the job done in other areas. The Blackhawks have scored a power-play goal in six of their eight games. Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane recorded his 500th career point with an assist on Seabrook's goal. The Blackhawks killed all three of the Senators' power plays.

Player of the game: Darling, who is from the Chicago area, had a game to remember in his debut. He came up especially big with the Senators pushing for a goal to even the game in the third period. He made 16 saves in the third period.

Stat of the game: Fourteen penalties were called in the game.

What's next: The Blackhawks remain home and face the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.
From the official NHL release:

2013 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE


NEW YORK (May 13, 2013) -- The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and television coverage for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals, which begin Tuesday, May 14.

NBC Sports Group will have exclusive coverage of the Conference Semifinals in the United States. CBC, TSN and RDS will provide exclusive coverage throughout Canada.

All times listed are Eastern Time and subject to change.


2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

SERIES "I" TIME (ET) #1 Pittsburgh vs. #7 Ottawa Networks

Tuesday, May 14 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC,
RDS
Friday, May 17 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC
Sunday, May 19 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa CBC, RDS,
NBCSN
Wednesday, May 22 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa CBC, RDS,
NBCSN
* Friday, May 24 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC,
RDS
* Sunday, May 26 TBD Pittsburgh at Ottawa CBC, RDS,
TBD
* Tuesday, May 28 TBD Ottawa at Pittsburgh CBC, RDS,
TBD

SERIES "J" TIME (ET) #4 Boston vs. #6 NY Rangers Networks

Thursday, May 16 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Boston NBCSN, TSN,
RDS
Sunday, May 19 3 p.m. NY Rangers at Boston NBC, TSN,
RDS
Tuesday, May 21 7:30 p.m. Boston at NY Rangers NBCSN, TSN,
RDS
Thursday, May 23 7 p.m. Boston at NY Rangers CNBC, TSN,
RDS
* Saturday, May 25 TBD NY Rangers at Boston TSN, RDS,
TBD
* Monday, May 27 TBD Boston at NY Rangers TSN, RDS,
TBD
* Wednesday, May 29 TBD NY Rangers
at Boston TSN, RDS, TBD


2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

SERIES "K" TIME (ET) #1 Chicago vs. #7 Detroit Networks

Wednesday, May 15 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago NBCSN, CBC
Saturday, May 18 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago NBC, CBC
Monday, May 20 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit NBCSN, CBC
Thursday, May 23 8 p.m. Chicago at Detroit NBCSN, CBC
* Saturday, May 25 TBD Detroit at Chicago CBC, TBD
* Monday, May 27 TBD Chicago at Detroit CBC, TBD
* Wednesday, May 29 TBD Detroit at
Chicago CBC, TBD

SERIES "L" TIME (ET) #5 Los Angeles vs. #6 San Jose Networks

Tuesday, May 14 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles NBCSN, TSN
Thursday, May 16 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles NBCSN, TSN
Saturday, May 18 9 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose NBCSN, TSN
Tuesday, May 21 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose NBCSN, TSN
* Thursday, May 23 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles NBCSN, TSN
* Sunday, May 26 TBD Los Angeles at San Jose TSN, TBD
* Tuesday, May 28 TBD San Jose at Los Angeles TSN, TBD

* If necessary

TBD = To Be Determined

Afternoon jam: Anderson owns the Habs

May, 3, 2013
5/03/13
3:17
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Senators at Canadiens, 7 ET (OTT leads 1-0)
* Craig Anderson (OTT): stopped 109 of 114 shots (.956) vs Canadiens this season (incl. playoffs)
* Canadiens: lost 4 of last 5 at home (incl. reg season)
* Senators: had lost 4 straight road games vs Canadiens before Game 1 win
* 1st all-Canadian series since 2004

Islanders at Penguins, 7 ET (PIT leads 1-0)
* Penguins: allowed 1 goal in last 10 periods vs Islanders at home, outscoring NYI 14-1
* Penguins: haven’t lost series when up 2-0 since 2000
* John Tavares (NYI): no shots on goal in Game 1, 1st time he didn’t have a shot on goal in any game this season
* Islanders: 1st playoff appearance since 2007; lost 4 straight playoff games

Wild at Blackhawks, 9:30 ET (CHI leads 1-0)
* Wild: lost 4 straight playoff games
* Wild: last playoff win was 2008 conf quarters vs Avalanche
* Blackhawks: won 3 straight vs Wild (incl. reg season)
* Blackhawks: haven’t lost to Wild in regulation or overtime in last 10 meetings (3 shootout losses)

Sharks at Canucks, 10 ET (SJ leads 1-0)
* Canucks: lost 5 straight home playoff games; last win was in 2011 Final
* Canucks: only higher seed in Western Conference to lose Game 1
* Sharks: won all 4 games vs Canucks this season (including playoffs)

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Patrick Kane
PTS GOALS AST +/-
64 27 37 10
OTHER LEADERS
GoalsP. Kane 27
AssistsP. Kane 37
+/-J. Toews 23
GAAC. Crawford 2.29