It was a thrashing.
Brouwer, Eager, Ladd, Toews and Madden scored for the Hawks, as they took a shutout into the final three minutes of the game. Jamie Langenbrunner scored for the Devils after Duncan Keith ran into the referee while carrying the puck and coughed it up deep in the Hawk zone.
Happy New Year, friends.
*On the Farm*
—The IceHogs beat the Houston Aeros in overtime, 5-4. Trailing 4-2 late in the third, Rockford scored twice within five minutes to send the game to overtime. Jack Skille was once again a man on fire. He scored the game-winner on the power play and also added two assists.
—Kyle Beach had an assist in Spokane’s 5-2 loss to the Tri-City Americans. And hey, he didn’t get a game misconduct either.
—Byron Froese was held scoreless in Everett’s 2-1 loss to the Saskatoon Blades.
—Shawn Lalonde, fresh off signing his new paper with the Blackhawks, was a -1 in Belleville’s 1-0 loss to the Peterborough Petes.