The Blackhawks began their two week road-trip with a victory Wednesday night, overcoming the Mighty Disney Anaheim Ducks of Anaheim by a score of 3-2. The Blackhawks needed the boost after going 6-6 in the lackluster month of January, including a drubbing by the rival Red Wings at the Winter Classic.
"I just wanted to skate around with the puck and do different spin-o-ramas until the two minutes were up," said Kane. "But maybe now I should try to throw it at the net or something."
“That was beyond embarrassing. We actually made this decision about 3 minutes into the second period,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said after the game. “We are especially disappointed because the players’ names had just been engraved on the Cup."
“Most owners like the deal because stadiums will already be full. Players like it because they get paid to do one-third of the work,” said mediator Ron Carter. “And Commissioner Bettman is ecstatic because it abolishes all Canadian teams except for one.”
“We stand for low, low rates on car insurance,” said company representative Ray Reed. “But one thing you can’t skimp on is clearing skaters out of the crease. It doesn’t take a caveman to know that. Remember them? The Geico cavemen? They briefly had a sitcom. Wow.”
As the Blackhawks part ways with goalie Corey Crawford, the team's marketing department rushed to compile a tribute video when someone had an idea.
Retired defenseman Chris Chelios will be honored by the Blackhawks tonight before they take the ice against the Red Wings, another of his former teams. In addition to honoring Chelios, the Blackhawks will add him to their third line for the foreseeable future.