The Blackhawks came into Friday night's game having converted an astoundingly low 5% of their power plays. So it was likely a big weight off their shoulders when defenseman Brent Seabrook connected on a power play goal in the second period against the Calgary Flames. The goal is Seabrook's first of the season, and it came on assists by Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, who tallied his second point of the night.
Chicago outshot Calgary by five in the second period, leaving the scoring challenged Flames in a deeper hole going into the third period. If the Blackhawks can hold on for the win tonight, they'll increase their division lead over the second place (and idle) Nashville Predators to five points.