- Corey Crawford and Artemi Panarin were the MVP’s tonight. Crawford has been so positionally sound this season resulting in him rarely being out of position to give up an easy goal.
- Toews and Kane struggled again. Quenneville quickly demoted Schmaltz off of the top line in place of Panik and the results were poor. The Toews line faced the Steen, Berglund, & Perron line the most while Panarin & Hossa went up the most against the Tarasenko line.
- Forsling – Hjalmarsson continually struggle as Forsling continues to be an anchor.
- Lastly, the fourth line that has been pretty Good struggled tonight. That line consisted of Desjardins – Rasmussen – Tootoo. A current hockey Wins Above Replacement (like baseballs WAR) metric ranks Desjardins as the worst Blackhawk last season. Not only that, Desjardins’ two seasons with Chicago were ranked in the bottom-10 of all players who have played for Chicago since 2008.
Three up / Three down
- 👍Artemi Panarin
- 👍Ryan Hartman
- 👍Marcus Kruger
- 👎Jonathan Toews
- 👎Richard Panik
- 👎Patrick Kane
Marian Hossa 5v5
Alex Pietrangelo 5v5
Artemi Panarin 4v4 – the 4v3 power play ended right before this goal.