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Morning Box Score

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 10, 2008 3:20PM


Blackhawks Rough Up Flames
After almost a week off, the Blackhawks didn't miss a beat in dousing the Calgary Flames 6-1 on Sunday night. The 'Hawks were up 3-0 in the second before the Flames even got on the board. It was a distribution of wealth on offense as six players scored goals for Chicago: Havlat, Johnson, Kane, Toews, Versteeg, and Brouwer. It was Toews first goal after a 12 goalless games and he was happy to put it behind him:

“It’s a good feeling,” Toews said. “I’ve been telling myself that the team’s playing great and that’s the most important thing. If we were losing and things weren’t going well as a team, there’d be a little bit more pressure when pucks aren’t going in, but they did tonight. Hopefully, that means there are going to be a lot more to come.”
Things also got a bit chippy by the third period as the game was stopped for a few fights but that is what hockey's all about, Charlie Brown. Cristobal Huet got the win in net, stopping 22 of 23 shots. The win moved the 'Hawks into sole position of second place in the division.

Cubs Remain in Contention For Peavy
As it looks more and more like the Cubs are going to have to shell out to keep free agent pitchers Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood, the team is considered one of three finalists (and depending on who you talk to, the favorite) to land San Diego ace Jake Peavy. A deal to land the former Cy Young winner, who would be under contract through 2012 with an option for 2013, could be finished by the end of the week. A rotation featuring Zambrano, Harden, and Peavy would definitely place the Cubs on top of the N.L. heap to start 2009, but without bats that can, you know, hit in clutch situations, such as the playoffs, then they'll remain paper champions.

Bears Fall To Titans
The Bears welcomed in the undefeated Tennessee Titans to Soldier Field...and the Titans left still undefeated, topping the Bears 21-14. Benjy has the full recap in a bit. The Bears now hit the road for three straight games.

Image of Matt Walker putting the beat-down on the Flames' Brandon Prust AP Photo/Paul Beaty