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Blackhawks shutout Coyotes:6-0



The Chicago Blackhawks have resumed their winning ways and look to make the month of January as successful as December was.

The Hawks won their second consecutive game last night by shutting out the Phoenix Coyotes by a score of 6-0. All this was achieved without Patrick Kane who sat out his second game in a row with an ankle injury. Kane was replaced in the lineup by Adam Burish who celebrated his 25 th birthday in fine style by recording a goal and two assists. Burish started a four goal first period onslaught by the Blackhawks with his first goal of the season at 11:46. Cristobal Huet stopped 22 shots to record his 19 th career shutout. Kris Versteeg, Colin Fraser, Ben Eager, and Jonathon Toews with a pair scored the other Chicago goals.

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The Blackhawks now go on the road for games against Colorado and Nashville before returning home to the United Center to face the Predators on Sunday, January 11.

PROSPECT UPDATE: Kyle Beach. Chicago’s first round pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft was traded by the Everett Silvertips of the WHL to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Along with left wing Beach, defenseman Mike Alexander goes to Lethbridge in exchange for highly touted 16 year old defenseman Alex Theriau and Daniel Iwanski. Beach has nine goals and 21 assists so far this season for Everett.

Akim Aliu. Chicago’s second round pick in 2007 has been traded by the London Knights of the OHL to the Sudbury Wolves. This is the troubled forward’s second stint in Sudbury.


Dan Haugh
ProHockey-fans.com Chicago Blackhawks Correspondent
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