- It’s been a hard day’s night, and Washington had the Toews line working like a dog. Schmaltz – Toews – Kane really struggled with Schmaltz eventually being demoted in favor of Hartman. They didn’t have any space and time to operate.
- I really liked how Vinnie Hinostroza played tonight. I shared many videos on Twitter of his offensive zone entries tonight. He utilized his speed through the neutral zone to generate offense, often easily skating into the offensive zone. Ryan Hartman did a good job providing an outlet for Hinostroza. Hartman found the open areas of the ice and made himself available to receive a pass. They worked well off each other until Hartman got the call up to the top line.
- There were many high danger chances in the slot for both teams tonight. Crawford and Holtby were both on top of their game.
- Back-to-back poor games for Rasmussen. His calling card is his shot suppression capabilities and he hasn’t been able to limit the opponents shots while being paired with Desjardins for the last two games.
- Chicago did not commit a penalty in this game.
- Panarin – Kruger – Hossa were great. They were around +12 in shots, +9 in scoring chances, and + 6 in high danger chances.
Three up / Three down
- 👍Panarin – Kruger – Hossa line
- 👍Jordan Tootoo
- 👍Niklas Hjalmarsson
- 👎Schmaltz – Toews – Kane line
- 👎Dennis Rasmussen
- 👎Richard Panik
Jay Beagle 4v5
Brian Campbell 5v4
Jay Beagle 5v5
Marian Hossa 6v5
Marcus Johansson 3v3