Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Handle Habs, DePaul Keeps Winning
By Chuck Sudo in News on Dec 22, 2011 2:40PM
The Blackhawks put Tuesday night's loss to Pittsburgh behind them with an easy win against the Canadiens. Corey Crawford made his first appearance in over two weeks and acquitted himself well with a 20-save performance. Andrew Brunette and Patrick Sharp scored 21 seconds apart in the second period, and Viktor Stalberg, Bryan Bickell and Jonathan Toews added third-period goals to send the Hawks onto their Christmas break with a win and the best record in the NHL. The Hawks return to action Monday against Columbus.
DePaul continued its best start in 12 seasons last night. We say enjoy it while it lasts, Blue Demons, as this can all go to pot once the Big East season starts. Cleveland Melvin and Brandon Young each scored 16 to lead DePaul. Cal-Poly kept close throughout the game and had a chance to force overtime, but a Dylan Rover three-pointer missed its mark for the Mustangs.