Morning Box Score: Hawks Weather the Storm, Bulls Make Some Magic
By Angie Wiatrowski in News on Mar 5, 2011 3:00PM
Blackhawks 5, Hurricanes 2
The Blackhawks are finally getting back into the groove as they extended their season-high win streak to seven in a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Friday night.
Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell scored in the first period, leading Carolina 2-1 after 40 minutes of play time. Toews has been on a hot streak, with goals in four consecutive games, scoring six times and adding 2 assists in that span. His point steak now sits at 8 with 7 goals and 7 assists.
Ryan Johnson, Dave Bolland, and Patrick Kane scored early in the third. Goaltender Corey Crawford made his 10th straight start making 18 saves in the win.
The Hawks' next four games are on the road in a stretch of five straight against Eastern Conference teams, beginning in Toronto.
Bulls 89, Magic 81
After coming off a rough loss in Atlanta, the Bulls composed themselves and made some magic happen as they beat Orlando 89-81 Friday night.
Derrick Rose scored 24 points and Luol Deng scored 16 in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Orlando's loss snapped a four-game winning streak and a five-game run against the Bulls at home while the Bulls grabbed their 8th win in 10 games. The Bulls also increased their lead over the Magic to 3 ½ games for the third-best record in the East.
The Bulls end their five-game road trip Sunday in Miami.