Chicago: Cutting it close

January 28, 2021
This Week for the Blackhawks, Fighting Illini, Bulls
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Chicago: Cutting it close
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🏒Hockey: The Blackhawks lost a close one to the Nashville Predators 2–1 in an overtime shootout last night. Sigh. Chi-town Goalie Kevin Lankinen shone, saving 41 of 42 shots in regulation. He’s is still trying to solidify his starting spot, and last night’s performance certainly didn’t hurt.

  • Puck drops again tomorrow night when Chicago takes on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

🤸‍♀️College gymnastics: The Fighting Illini have some serious moves on the floor...and the beam and the bars. The U of I women’s gymnastics team is 3-0 thanks to the prowess of sophomore Mia Takekawa and junior Shaylah Scott, who both scored more than 9.8 in their events last weekend. They have us flippin’.

  • Heading into their first home meet of the season against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT, the Illini are ranked No. 22 nationally. Time to stick some landings.

🏀The Bulls: Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. recently suffered a quad contusion that’ll take him off the court for at least a month for the third season in a row. Tragic. Carter has started in 14 of the Bulls’ 17 games so far, so this news is not what we wanted to hear.

  • The Carter-less team will face their next opponent, the Portland Trailblazers, on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Hopefully the extra days off will allow enough preparation to face Dame Time.