Kahun-Kampf duo has it together
NASHVILLE — Dominik Kahun began the season playing on a line with Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat. But shortly after Jeremy Colliton took over as coach, he moved the rookie forward to a line with David Kampf.
After a slow start the pair has started to produce. Entering Saturday’s game, the two had combined for six points in the last three games, including Thursday’s 6-5 loss to the Jets in which John Hayden joined them and added a goal and assist.
“Kampf and Kahun had a lot of good chemistry over the last how many games,” Colliton said. “It seems like whomever goes there it’s a fit. Hayden was no exception. I thought (Hayden) was pretty good with (Toews).
Hello, old friend: Ten months after the Hawks traded Ryan Hartman, the forward finally faced his former club Saturday. It was his 48th game since the trade — 57th if you include last season’s playoffs — and he had been waiting for it.
“I was telling some of the guys that this game has been circled for a while on my calendar,” Hartman said.
With seven goals in 26 games this season, Hartman was on pace to top his career high of 19 goals, set when he was a rookie in 2016-17.
“My game is the same,” Hartman said. “( I ’ m) playing hard, our team’s doing well, top of the standings. Each and every night competing. It’s fun hockey.”