Kane, Toews among scorers in Blackhawks scrimmage
Jan 17, 2013 (Chicago Tribune - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The Chicago Blackhawks won't have any exhibition games to prepare for the lockout-shortened season that begins Saturday against the Kings in Los Angeles so coach Joel Quenneville simulated a typical game day during training camp.
The Hawks held a morning skate Wednesday -- mostly working on the special teams -- and then a full scrimmage at night including a mix of players on the roster and call-ups from Rockford of the AHL. There was no anthem, no roaring crowd and no rivals in the faceoff circle, but the Hawks got a semblance of some real hockey at the United Center, sans big hits and Ice Girls.
In front of a couple of hundred youth hockey players who were invited to the attend after their JuniorHawks [CQ] games were canceled because of the lockout, the Red Team defeated the White Team 3-2.
"Playing in a hockey game is a lot different than skating hard in practice," winger Daniel Carcillo said afterward. "The physicality and the positioning and your reaction to certain things, it all needs to be kind of driven back and it was nice to see all of that again.
"I took advantage of it and treated it as a game day and it was great. It was nice to get back into that routine."
Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Bryan Bickell had goals for the Red Team and scoring for the White were Jimmy Hayes and Marcus Kruger.
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