Rapid Reaction: Blackhawks 7, Flyers 2

December, 11, 2013
12/11/13
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Powers By Scott Powers
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Chicago Blackhawks’ 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center on Wednesday.

How it happened: The Blackhawks went off in the second period for five goals and quickly erased a 1-0 deficit. They added two goals in the third period to get to the final score. The Blackhawks received goals from Duncan Keith, Andrew Shaw, Michal Handzus, Kris Versteeg, Jonathan Toews, Brent Seabrook and Patrick Sharp. Flyers goaltender Ray Emery, who played for the Blackhawks last season, allowed six goals on 18 shots and was pulled during the third period. Blackhawks rookie goaltender Antti Raanta made his second consecutive start in place of injured Corey Crawford and had 28 saves. Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek accounted for the Flyers’ goals.

What it means: The Blackhawks have been on an offensive roll the past three games, scoring 19 goals over that span. The Blackhawks have scored five or more goals in 14 games this season. They extended their winning streak to three games and improved to 23-6-5 with 51 points on the season. The one negative for Chicago on the night was its penalty kill. The Blackhawks came into the game killing off their past 10 penalties. The Flyers halted that streak on their first power play and later scored a second power-play goal. The Flyers were playing in the final game of a six-game road trip. They fell to 13-15-3 on the season.

Player of the game: Sharp had a goal and two assists on the night. He’s compiled eight points over the past three games.

Stat of the game: The Blackhawks scored four goals on six shots during a span in the second period.

What’s next: The Blackhawks are set for another set of back-to-back games. They travel to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday and host the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Patrick Sharp
PTS GOALS AST +/-
78 34 44 13
OTHER LEADERS
GoalsP. Sharp 34
AssistsD. Keith 55
+/-M. Hossa 28
GAAC. Crawford 2.26