RICHARD PANIK FUELING BLACKHAWKS’ TOP LINE

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Richard Panik had his first career hat trick last week when he was asked about solidifying his place on the first line with Jonathan Toews.

“I would not say my own, for the moment,” Richard┬áPanik Jersey said.

the reluctance of the right wing was understandable: Apart from some veterans Blackhawks, your place on a line is only as good as your last game.

But given the way he plays now and the amount of goals he scored, you would think that Panik is a top liner for a little longer.

Panik scored the game tying goal against his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, with 88 seconds remaining in regulation Saturday night. It probably was a little feeling of revenge for Panik on this goal – Panik spent last season with the minor league team the Leafs until he was traded to the Blackhawks. But no matter the opponent, Panik was a scoring threat. Continue reading

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