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Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien had not been back in Chicago since they helped lead the Blackhawks to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. Yet here they were, skating on familiar ice, but for the opposing team as part of the new Winnipeg Jets.
The visiting team got right down to business in the first, with center Jim Slater scoring a pair of goals just 3 minutes apart. If the first half of the period was any indication of the rest of the game to come, it could easily go without saying that the Blackhawks would fall to their former teammates. The second goal could have been prevented; no Blackhawks defenseman could be found around their own net as Slater skated right towards it.
But minutes later, the Hawks retaliated, and it was Andrew Brunette (who, coincidentally, was one of the players on the roster for the very first Atlanta Thrashers game ever) who cut the deficit in half.
Thankfully, the home team didn’t stop there. A beautiful feed from Marian Hossa –which involved him practically s...
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While the return of the Winnipeg Jets is something of a story tonight, the one most Hawks fans are interested in would be Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien returning to Chicago for the first time since their departure.
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Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien couldn't help the reincarnated Winnipeg Jets win their highly anticipated debut.
The two players will again try to help their team get its first victory Thursday night, when they play at the United Center for the first time since helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup.
Despite losing 5-1 to Montreal on Sunday, the Jets received a...
For the first time in 16 months, Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien skated on United Center ice last night. This time, they were Winnipeg Jets. The last time they were here was Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. It was a 7-4 victory that put them within one victory of hoisting the most famous trophy in all of sports. Ladd recorded an assist while Byfuglien potted a powerplay...