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When Jeremy Colliton was handed the reins of the Chicago Blackhawks last week Josh Bailey Jersey , he understood that there weren’t going to be any quick turnarounds.That hasn’t changed in the three games Colliton has spent behind the Blackhawks’ bench — all losses, which has extended Chicago’s losing streak to eight games heading into Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center.While the frustration remains present throughout the Blackhawks’ roster, the patience that Colliton is being forced to exhibit must also trickle down to his players as they attempt to get things turned around.Article continues below ...“We can only take it one game at a time,” Chicago captain Jonathan Toews said after Monday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, according to The Athletic. “You’re putting yourself behind quite a bit by going on a slide like this, but it happens. Good teams go through it, and good teams have overcome it before.“So it’s a long year and all we can worry about is the next game. We’ve got a home game coming up and this road trip wasn’t what we wanted, but like I said it’s tough to get thrown in right away with a lot of things to adjust to, but a good feeling is there and the guys are really bought in to what the coaching staff is saying and Jeremy Colliton is saying, so we’re as optimistic as we can be given the situation we’re in.”Chicago’s latest loss came after the Blackhawks built a 2-0 advantage — their first lead in a game under Collison, who replaced fired Joel Quenneville last week. But as they have experienced many times this season, they were unable to put a team away and once again couldn’t figure out how to win.The Blackhawks placed forward Marcus Kruger on injured reserve Tuesday with a left leg injury and called up defenseman Gustav Forsling. Forsling underwent wrist surgery during the summer and has started the season with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate.Kruger is eligible to return Friday Brady Skjei Jersey , but the Blackhawks will get Brandon Saad back on Wednesday. He missed the past two games after he was hit on the arm by a puck last week in practice. Saad, like many of his teammates, has been intent on watching video as the Blackhawks hope to adjust to Colliton’s system.“What we were doing (before Colliton) wasn’t working,” Saad said Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. “He’s our new coach. We want to commit to his system and buy into his play. Once we get that going, we’re going to have some success.”The Blues, meanwhile, begin a stretch of three games in four days (all on the road). St. Louis has won four of its past six games but is coming off a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.St. Louis coach Mike Yeo told reporters on Tuesday that center Brayden Schenn (upper body injury) wouldn’t play Wednesday but could return to the ice sometime during the upcoming three-game road trip. Schenn has missed three straight games.“We were hoping that he’d be ready for tomorrow, but he’s not,” Yeo told said, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Hopefully, we’ll have more information (Wednesday). As of right now http://www.officialblackhawksproshop.com...mov-jersey , I’m not concerned, but obviously things could change and things could linger, so we’ll see.” DALLAS (AP) — Thanks to goalie Anton Khudobin, Tyler Seguin had a chance to get the game-winner in overtime for the Dallas Stars.Seguin’s second goal of the game 3:37 into overtime lifted the Stars to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.Anton Khudobin made 36 saves, 31 after the first period. Included were seven saves on two third-period Washington power plays and the stop of a backhand by T.J. Oshie 1 1/2 minutes into overtime.Khudobin stopped 30-goal scorer Alex Ovechkin six times.“I know how dangerous (Ovechkin) is on the power play. Luckily, I had the saves and he was a little mad at me.”Seguin’s winner, his fourth goal in two games, came after Alexander Radulov skated behind the net and passed across to Seguin at the right of the net.“Just hopped on the ice and went back door,” Seguin said. “I didn’t see the puck. I knew (Radulov) had it, and just laid it on my stick and I went back door and pushed it in.”Dallas completed a 3-0-1 homestand.“We were lucky to win,” Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. “Second and third (periods) weren’t good enough. (Khudobin) was great again. Thank God for our goalies.”In Khudobin’s last two games, including a franchise-record 49-save shutout Dec. 27 Brandon Saad Jersey , he has made 85 saves while allowing only one goal.“If we play a second and third period like that,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden said, “then we’re going to win a lot of games. I think that’s the lowest amount of shot total that we’ve held an opponent to in the third period. Two shots.”Lars Eller scored for Washington, which has lost three straight (0-2-1) and is tied with Pittsburgh in points atop the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals have played one fewer game than Pittsburgh, which beat Winnipeg earlier Friday.“It’s a shame we leave with only one point,” Reirden said.Washington rookie goalie Pheonix Copley had 27 saves but saw his seven-game winning streak end.Dallas scored first with 6:40 remaining in the opening period on Seguin’s power-play goal. Seguin was alone on the left side of the offensive zone when Radulov’s shot from the right faceoff circle went off teammate Radek Faksa and Copley’s stick to Seguin low in the left circle. Seguin put a wrist shot into the open left side of the net before the goalie could recover.Eller tied it at 10:19 of the second as he sent a backhand from outside the left faceoff dot past Khudobin and inside the right goalpost.After being outshot 15-5 in the first period, Washington had a 15-8 advantage in shots on goal in the second. Khudobin kept the Capitals from taking the lead in the last three minutes of the period when he stopped Chandler Stephenson’s backhand on a short-handed breakaway.The Stars were on the defensive in a third period when they were outshot 14-2.NOTES: RW Erik Condra made his Stars debut. The 32-year-old was promoted from Texas of the AHL to fill in for Jamie Benn (upper-body injury). Condra played 366 NHL games for Ottawa and Tampa Bay. … Ben Bishop officially started in goal for Dallas but skated off at the faceoff and was replaced by Khudobin. The Stars mistakenly had circled Bishop’s name in the official starting lineup. … The Capitals have only one goal on their last 31 power plays. … Seguin has six points in the last three games, following criticism from Stars CEO Jim Lites that Seguin and Benn weren’t playing well enough. Dallas D John Klingberg said, “We feel like it’s not about (Seguin), it’s about all of us.”UP NEXTCapitals: Complete a three-game trip on Sunday at Detroit.Stars: Play the first of three road games on Sunday at Winnipeg.
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