Morning Box Score
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 18, 2010 4:00PM
'Hawks Clip Red Wings In Shootout
The 'Hawks skated into Detroit Sunday morning and skated out with their third-straight win in a 4-3 shootout victory. The 'Hawks got off to a fast start, opening up a 2-0 lead in the first period thanks to a Troy Brouwer goal and a Patrick Kane power play goal. Detroit answered with a goal before the first intermission to cut the lead to 2-1 and continued into the second by tying the game 2-2. Patrick Sharp gave the 'Hawks the lead again midway through the second period but Detroit eventually evened up the game at 3-3 midway through the third. Regulation ended at 3-3 and the overtime flew by at a furious pace with the score remaining at 3-3. In the shootout, Toews and Hossa both scored for the 'Hawks and Sharp put away the game-winner. The game also featured a rare stat for this year's 'Hawks: they were actually outshot by their opponent. Antti Niemi was sharp in goal with 35 saves on 38 shots faced plus an additional save in the shootout. At 34-11-4, the 'Hawks have the best record in the NHL and the three-game winning streak will give them needed momentum as, starting tomorrow night, they play six games in twelve days, all on the road. The trip continues tomorrow night in Ottawa (6:30 p.m., CSN).
DePaul Falls Again
The Blue Demons' struggles continued yesterday as DePaul lost its sixth straight game and it's twenty-fourth straight conference game as they were routed by St. John's 67-47. Will Walker led all scorers with 14 points. DePaul's last regular season Big East win came on March 6, 2008 against Cincinnati.