Finally, The Blackhawks have done it. After 8 games, the Chicago Blackhawks pulled out a win Wednesday night, against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3.
Surrounding Wednesday night’s game, there was a hunger that was rising from the depth of this team. It radiated from every player and every fan watching. That hunger to win, just this game. It’s painful to look back on old memories of the Cup days, especially now when the boys have been fighting to get their wins into the double digits.
Wednesday’s performance was a sight to see following this long drought. Andreas Martinsen snagged his first goal of the season (it was deflected in but still) and ended an 11 game streak in which the Hawks not scoring first. In a pot game interview, Martinsen said:
“We’ve been talking a lot about having good starts, and we finally got one. And then we just kept going.”
Jonathan Toews picked up his 700th point of his career. Tazer scored an empty net goal in the third period to pull the Hawks up 5-3. Tazer also had 2 assists last night off Brent Seabrook and Brandon Saad’s goals.
This game is the wake up call that the Hawks needed. Now that the Hawks know how to win again, this will only drive them to push to get another. The team has pulled themselves out last place in the league, by one point, and they can pull themselves to a few more wins.
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