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Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Blank Flyers

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 22, 2014 1:30PM

While Chicago media continue to feed the collective freakout of Bears fans over the team's 3-4 record, we prefer to focus on the good things happening in Chicago's sports landscape, like the Blackhawks and their continued seasons-long run of winning play with a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center Tuesday night. The Hawks improved to 4-0-1 on the season as Antti Raanta earned a shutout in his first start of the season. Raanta turned away 32 shots while his teammates repeatedly placed the puck in play against Flyers goalie Steve Mason. It was Raanta's second career shutout

Chicago held a 43-32 advantage in shots on goal and even received a boost to their anemic power play with two goals by Patrick Kane. Kane was in the same position left of Mason for each goal, which were easy rebounds he managed to deposit in the net. HEre's Kane's second goal, at the 3:50 mark of the third period.

Brandon Saad and Bryan Bickell had the Blackhawks' other goals but it was Raanta who was the first star of the game in his first start since April 12. He'll need to maintain that level of play as Crawfor, who is day-to-day with an upper body injury, may miss the Hawks' upcoming two-game road trip which begins Thursday in Nashville.