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It's GameDay -- In Chicago and Miami

Smoke2CHICAGO -- Got the Miami Hurricanes on one television and about ready to watch the Blackhawks/Panthers here at Chicago Stadium II.

Game is underway here in Chicago.

Away we go....

-- Canes lead Aggies 7-0 in the second...

-- Blackhawsk on powerplay just a minute in...

-- Craig Anderson in goal against his old mates..JM says he's playing the entire game.

-- Zednik in lineup for the first time since suffering a bruised back Sunday in Calgary. MVR still out.

-- Power play killed off....16:07 left in first, we're scoreless in Chicago -- the Second City...

-- Had lunch at a place called the Billy Goat. Was hoping they actually served goat, but alas, only burgers. Or, as Dan Aykroyd would say "cheezboigahs"...and they don't have Pepsi, just Coke.

-- Touchdown, Miami...14-0....

-- Oh, and Panthers were on the power play...I say were because I missed it. Miami did score though...

-- Panthers back on the power play...Texas AM with the ball...Lou Holtz still lisping...

-- Hooking penalty on CHI, PAnthers going on the 5-on-3 for a whopping 1:17....

-- Canes driving...

-- Murph the Surf with a big shot; save CHI...

-- Zednik getting extended time on the PP...Olli too...

-- Canes miss chipshot FG....

-- PP over for the Panthers, get a couple of chances...FLA 0/3 on PP

-- It looks like a Marlins game in here....this is one empty barn...

-- Touchdown Miami....it's Oklahoma in reverse...

-- Panthers outshooting the Hawks but looking a little listless. I think everyone is ready to come home. This has been one heck of a long trip. I've spent just a little too much time with Steve Y and Brian X let me tell ya...

-- Actually they are pretty cool guys. Except for Brian.

-- And Steve.

-- Weather has been beautiful here in Chicago. I haven't had a chance to enjoy it, but I've heard it was nice. Just hoping it's like this when we return in December.

Cold -- FLA back on power play w/ 4:13 left

-- Anthony Stewart with a big shot...got robbed...nice save by Corey Crawford

-- And another..

-- Goldie just checked in...wishes everyone well and says he's enjoying the Canes game...

-- Craig Anderson finally makes a save...with 1:15 left in the first....Hawks have a whopping two shots as we head to the first intermission....

-- END OF 1ST FROM US AIRWAYS CENTER IN CHICAGO: MIAMI 24, TEXAS A&M 0...

OK, FLORIDA PANTHERS 0, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 0

-- According to scoreboard, Arlo is celebrating his 21st birthday. Good for Arlo! Wasn't that a show on HBO?

-- See you later, going to listen to Lou Holtz and Mark May on ESPN.

-- After typing that, decided to stay right where I am. My ears have been through enough lately. Don't need to subject them to that...

-- Thanks for the comment Chaos...but I edited you bub....no need for namecalling...

-- Speaking of names, was relayed a funny story that I haven't been able to confirm. Involves Ed Belfour and a van driver in Vail. Been told Eddie and the driver got into an argument (shocking!) and the van guy apparently called the cops. Nothing came of it, of course...just another day in the life of Eagle. In Eagle.

-- Mike Van Ryn hanging outside his locker room....sends his best...

-- Speaking of Chicago, shoutout to Chicago Robb. He's my new brother-in-law. And he's from Chicago.

-- If you like Chicago-style pizza, you have to check out the Flickerlight on AIA in Hollywood (just north of Hollywood Blvd. and next to LeTub -- another classic)....For Chicago dogs, visit Hot Dog Heaven in Fort Lauderdale (Sunrise and Andrews) and Fat Lous on Hallandale Beach Blvd. just east of I-95. Good stuff.

-- Hawks look like a different bunch in the second...six shots in the first four minutes, three really good scoring chances...no chances in the first...this team still stinks.

-- Patrick Kane not in the lineup for CHI, neither is Jon Toews...both those guys are going to be good. so there is some hope here in ChiTown...

-- Anderson making some nice plays...got to feel pretty good about having him as the backup...

-- Team is back in SoFla late tonight/early tomorrow. Day off Friday, but a pair of practices at the Tamarac arena. Don't know if they are open to the public, but they should be.

-- Bryan Allen just got put through the glass on a check by David Koci....glass thrown into the first row....nice...

-- Erin Andrews at the Orange Bowl, doing a good job as usual. She's kind of like the Beast, being that she's a sideline reporter and all....

-- While you digest that last one, game back on.

-- Nice glass!

-- Panthers on the PP...0/4 tonight...

END OF 2 AT THE UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL ARENA IN CHICAGO: still scoreless.

BUT THE CANES ARE UP 31-0....

-- Chris Fowler just said it feels like old times at the Orange Bowl. Yes, it does.

-- Lakeland High leading Boyd Anderson 30-0...

-- Chicago had a nice crowd of youngsters at its skate today. The Special Olympics was using the inner bowl of the arena for various things, so when the kids weren't doing things, they came into the lower bowl and watched the skate. Seemed like everyone had a blast. A lot of the kids stayed around to watch the Panthers too. It was a nice environment. Good for the Hawks.

-- stats from the second period in Chicago: Hawks outshoot Cats 23-5 in the period, lead 25-13 overall...Stewart has 3 shots to lead FLA; Weiss and Olli with 2 each...

-- Good to hear Ken Dorsey -- Mr. Cleveland Brown -- calling into the ESPN booth tonight...

-- Midway through the third, still scoreless...you all ain't missing anything tonight...

-- FINALLY A SCORE! Stephen Weiss with 7:05 left, comes down low, top shelf from the slot -- FLA 1, CHI 0

-- Canes win, the Canes win....Miami 34, Texas AM (sorry Seth) 17....

-- Also of importance: Cooper City 52, Coral Springs (sorry Mike) 27...The Coop is 3-0....

-- YOUR FINAL FROM CHICAGO, IL: FLA 1, BLACKHAWKS 0

Thanks for visiting our fourth and final game blog of the week. Hope you learned something, but most of all, had fun. Remember, there are no losers here. Except for me.

Drive home safely folks...see you Tuesday from BankAtlantic Center somewhere near Plantation.

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Let's Go Cats!!

George you know it's true, no offense but come on Ellerbee for one example...

panthers and sushi...

so close to the trifecta...

Can't let the AP do all the work for him... With or without mistakes... Anyways great blog go Cats/Canes!!

hey everyone...this commenting thing is great...I love it...I also love Chicago. Not only for its great hot dogs, but for its awesome traffic jams and for its pizza. Chicago: My Kinda Town!

Does allen look alright? i know he had those knee problems.

allen looks fine...says the knee doesnt affect him on the ice...but he feels it afterward...

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