Archive for March 2012

The Chicago Blackhawks take the Predators 5-4 and clinch a playoff spot.

The Chicago Blackhawks take the Predators 5-4 and clinch a playoff spot.
What in the world was that? If you missed this game, well, then I feel sorry for you, because this one was a hoot. Wrapping it up to fit into a realistic read on this blog is not going to be easy, but neither was getting that 2 points and a sure ticket to the... Read more »

The return of Jonathan Toews and what that means for the Blackhawks.

The return of Jonathan Toews and what that means for the Blackhawks.
It has been reported by many sources that Jonathan Toews has been skating consistently enough to get cleared for contact. Many of these sources, including Q himself, have stated the great possibility that Toews might play in the Thursday’s game against the Wild. This news has a lot of significance for the Blackhawk community. First... Read more »

Hawks Win In Shoot Out 4-3; Escape Being Beaten By "Superior" Goaltending

Well, I was not able to watch the game from start to finish live. By the time I left in the middle of the second, I was reasonably satisfied with what I saw. It was a gut punch to give up a goal so quickly after scoring one, but from the outset, the Hawks were... Read more »
Advertisement:

Why that Horse-Poop the Blackhawks call a Power-Play kept them from winning some hockey.

Why that Horse-Poop the Blackhawks call a Power-Play kept them from winning some hockey.
Not even a single shot on net. Not one. That is how many shots the Hawks registered in their 3 power-play opportunities, and it happens to include a full minute of 5-on-3 hockey. Honestly, I was fairly happy with the overall performance of the Blackhawks tonight against a pretty darn strong Devils team. I would... Read more »

A big loss for the Chicago Blackhawks.

A big loss for the Chicago Blackhawks.
If you were to look at any of the numbers for this game, it would seem like the Blackhawks gave a pretty decent effort save for having a poor example of a power-play, and a combined save percentage of about .700 from their goaltenders. In fact, I was impressed by the first 5 minutes of... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks and where they stand as of now.

The Chicago Blackhawks and where they stand as of now.
First off, let’s get to this Duncan Keith suspension thing: If you haven’t yet watched the video of Shanahan delivering his judgment, you should. The important part for us is that Keith has been handed a 5-game suspension. My reaction is this; it seems a bit harsh, ignores Sedin’s role in all of it, Burrow’s... Read more »
Advertisement:

The Blackhawks are winning more than just games.

The Blackhawks are winning more than just games.
Realizing that I forgot my notes, this post will now reflect a basic overview of last night’s game against the Canucks, rather than a detailed review, and will also serve to consider thoughts about the Hawks in the big picture sense. For starters, you have to be happy about the result, or results for that matter... Read more »

Hawks 5- Jackets 1, No statement made

This game, in my opinion, started with the Jackets coming out strong and for the most part, outworking the Hawks. They were skating, they were hitting and I was thinking it was just a matter of time before they would probably get one in. Then, out of nowhere, Bollig AGAIN drops the gloves after seemingly... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks: Sunday night superiority keys 5-2 win over Caps

The Chicago Blackhawks: Sunday night superiority keys 5-2 win over Caps
  After Friday’s quick start in Dallas, it seems the Blackhawks might have learned how a quick jump can lead to a strong lead. Tonight saw them apply that lesson, and the Washington Capitals never really seeming to show up to play at all. The Hawks were out to a 2-0 lead in the first... Read more »
Advertisement:

The Chicago Blackhawks: Puck control leads to a W in Dallas.

The Chicago Blackhawks: Puck control leads to a W in Dallas.
It only took 10 seconds for the Hawks to set themselves for the win, and only 90 seconds more to put it away. Choosing once again not to be consistent, the Hawks came out of the gate firing on all cylinders. Still without Toews, a much better puck control game, decent defensive effort, not taking... Read more »