The Chicago Blackhawks can sense when they're facing an inferior team: there's a reason the 'Hawks rarely lose at home, particularly to sub-.500 teams. Tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, the Blackhawks are a heavy favorite, and they lead 4-2 after two periods.
Chicago outscored Buffalo by the same margin in each period: 2-1.
Buffalo tied the game at two just three minutes into the second period when Jason Pominville beat Corey Crawford on a power pal for his 17th goal of the season. Brad Boyes and Tyler Myers were credited with assists on Pominville's goal.
The 'Hawks wouldn't wait long to retake the lead.
Marian Hossa scored his 18th goal of the year off an assist from Duncan Keith just minutes after the Sabres had tied the contest. Chicago would extend its lead to two when rookie Jimmy Hayes scored his fourth goal of the season off assists from Andrew Brunette and Niklas Hjalmarsson.
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