Morning Box Score
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 7, 2009 4:30PM
Avalanche Edge 'Hawks in Shoot-Out
The Blackhawks' road woes continued last night, dropping their third straight away game as the Avalanche edged the 'Hawks 4-3 in a shoot-out. It was a game of runs as the Blackhawks opened up a 2-0 lead in the first half of the opening period. Dustin Byfuglien got a power play game early on and Duncan Keith added a second goal a few minutes later. But the Avalanche countered with a three-goal run that spanned the rest of the first and most of the second period to take a 3-2 lead. The 'Hawks answered, courtesy of Andrew Ladd, to tie the game at 3-3. After a scoreless third period and overtime, it was on to the shoot-out where Patrick Kane was the only 'Hawk to net a goal and by a 2-1 shoot-out margin, the Avs took game. Niemi took the loss in goal for the 'Hawks making 17 saves in regulation, two in overtime, and six saves on eight shots in the shoot-out. The 'Hawks return home Monday night to take on the Kings (7 pm, VS), the first of four home games next week. If you haven't had a chance to catch the team live in person, now's a good chance to do it before the team goes on the infamous two-week Circus Trip.
Wolves Fall To Griffins
Like their NHL counterparts, the Chicago Wolves jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but let it get away as Grand Rapids came from behind to top the Wolves 5-4. Brett Sterling and Andrew Kozek got the Wolves' first two goals but the Griffins netted four straight goals to take full momentum of the game. Johnny Pohl cut the lead to 4-3, but Grand Rapids took a 5-3 lead and the final Wolves goal came from Joey Crab with just a few seconds left, too little, too late. The Wolves have a week off before a three-day, three-game weekend in Texas starts next Friday in San Antonio.