Patrick Sharp opened the scoring early in the second period with a nice pass from Jeremy Morin. Ben Smith scored just over a minute later to make it 2-0. Goaltender Corey Crawford looked good as he stopped all 19 shots he faced.
In other news, the team announced today that they have assigned forward David Gilbert to the Rockford IceHogs. The Blackhawks have also assigned defenseman Travis Brown and Dillon Fournier and goaltender Ryan Whitney back to their respected junior teams.
Forwards Wade Brookbank and Pat Mullane, as well as defensemen Joe Gleason, Bobby Shea and Jared Nightingale were all released. The team's roster is now down to 47 players consisting of 28 forwards, 14 defensemen and 5 goalies.
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