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Two early goals set winning tone for Blackhawks' 4th straight win

Two early goals set winning tone for Blackhawks' 4th straight win

The Blackhawks again made it a quick night for a Nashville Predators starting goaltender.
A week after knocking out Nashville's goalie with two goals on two shots, the Hawks weren't quite as economical, but dispatched Predators starter Dan Ellis with goals on two of their first three shots during Wednesday night's 5-2 victory before a crowd of 20,511 - the first sellout of the season - at the United Center.
The victory was the Hawks' fourth in a row and improved their December record to 5-6. They had dropped six of their first seven this month.
"Today was a tough game," Patrick Sharp said. "We wanted to come out and get off to a good start. We got to them early and we were able to carry it through the whole game."
Toews made it 2-0 with his 14th goal of the season at 15:38.
Nikolai Khabibulin collected his fourth straight victory as he made 30 saves.
"In a game like tonight we didn't play our best game but we made the big plays when we really needed it. The guys are playing with a lot of confidence," Khabibulin said.


Updated : 2021-05-19 07:43 GMT+08:00