Chicago's Hockey Teams Find Success

By Todd McClamroch in News on Nov 19, 2007 5:35PM

2007_11_19_chicagohockey.jpgFor the first time in a long while, Chicago is seeing success from both the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) and the Chicago Wolves (AHL). The Wolves are off to a 13-1-1 start, giving them the best winning percentage in the league--which should come as no surprise to their faithful fans.

On the other hand, it is a surprise that after a quarter of the season, the Blackhawks aren't breaking their fans' hearts. The Hawks have skated to an 11-8-1 start, which puts them in second place, behind the Detroit Red Wings, a team they have owned thus far this season. On Saturday, the Blackhawks snagged their fourth consecutive win against the Red Wings this season, something they last did during the 1985-86 season.

Unfortunately, the Blackhawks will be without one of the stars of Saturday's game. Winger Rene Bourque will be out for the next month or so after he injured his thumb blocking a shot on Saturday. Bourque scored not one but two short-handed goals in the game, his second and third for the season.

The team continues their six-game road run with a Thanksgiving evening game against the Flames then have road games on Saturday (Oilers) and Sunday (Canucks) before returning to the United Center on Wednesday, November 28 to host the Lightning.