The Chicago Blackhawks kept the winning streak going Thursday night with a 5-1 over the Jets. Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots and has been sensational over the four game win streak.
After a tough five game losing streak, including a 6-2 blowout loss on national television in Washington, the Blackhawks had a chance to rebound with three straight games at the United Center. Over time victories over the Sabers and Panthers along with a 3-1 over the Coyotes got the Blackhawks back on the winning path.
Thursday night was a sweet win, but something else happened. No it wasn’t a Patrick Kane hat trick or another highlight reel for Alex DeBrincat. It was something that has never happened before in Blackhawks history.
Elias Sports Bureau reported that Thursday night marked the first time in Blackhawks history that two Illinois born players scored in a game. Those two guys were Vinnie Hinostroza and Tommy Wingles.
Hinostroza, recently recalled from Rockford, is a native of Bartlett, IL. Teammate Tommy Wingles, who scored his fifth goal of the season, is from Evanston, IL. Pretty cool moment for the Blackhawks organization and the two players.
Hinsotroza’s goal was also his first of the season.
Wingles has been a pretty good player for the Blackhawks this season. A solid bottom eight guy who has plenty of ability to score. And his line-mates have given him plenty of chances to do so and it shows in his production.
The Blackhawks look to continue their winning ways on Sunday as the Minnesota Wild come to town. Then, it’s a few days off until traveling to Dallas for a showdown with the Stars on December 21st.