Archive for April 2013

That's a Wrap, onto the Playoffs.

That's a Wrap, onto the Playoffs.
The Blackhawks have come to the end of a very successful season this weekend, which has given them a first round match against the Wild. After watching a couple of meaningless games, the playoffs are a much awaited event. Meaningless might be a little harsh. Let’s just┬ácall them boring. The highlight of Friday night’s game... Read more »

Hawks 4, Oilers 1. Moving on.

My biggest thought about this game tonight is that the Hawks took care of business and played like a team that looks ready for the playoffs. Every game has its moments of slop and bad turnovers, but by and large, I thought the Hawks played a perfect road game. Nothing fancy, though some goals were... Read more »

Skyfail, Hawks lose 3-1 to Nucks

I hate to keep feeling like I am making excuses to cover up really bad behavior, but I’m just feeling hard pressed to be really upset about this. Carcillo played with the top line, Bollig spent some time with the second line and that likely pleases no one but the meatballs. Just to rub salt... Read more »
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Power-Play Resurrection: The Blackhawks grab 3 of 4 points in two days.

Power-Play Resurrection: The Blackhawks grab 3 of 4 points in two days.
There’s something about this picture that worries me. Back-to-Back games with 2 starts very consistent┬áto what we have gotten used to from the Blackhawks out of the gate. Essentially, a dominant performance and the 1st line at the lead. In last night’s game, that top line had about 6 shots on net, 2 posts and... Read more »

Misc.

Well, it’s about that time to throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks. For awhile now, I have been wanting to write something about Hossa. I don’t want to completely rip off today’s post at Hockey Buzz by John Jaeckal, but he hit on something that I have been feeling for awhile watching... Read more »

Easy does it. Blackhawks 5 - Stars 2

Easy does it. Blackhawks 5 - Stars 2
I have to start by giving my thoughts and as much positive energy as I can muster towards Boston and those hurt by yesterday’s event. If I speak too much on the matter, I will end up with my foot up my mouth, so in as simple a way as I can put it, the... Read more »
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Hawks outhit, Blues outscored. Hawks again win what matters.

By the end of the first, I can only imagine meatballs all over Chicago were saying to each other in some bar, “Lemme tell you something my friend, this team is gotta sack up or we ain’t going nowhere in the playoffs.” NHL.com scored the hits 22-13, which seems pretty low. Regardless, once again, a... Read more »

The Blackhawks add another to the win column against the Wings.

The Blackhawks add another to the win column against the Wings.
The way the Blackhawks came out of the gate in the 1st period against the Red Wings was beyond impressive. I know the Wings have had their struggles, but they are always a playoff team, and they needed the win a heck of a lot more. For the first 5 minutes of the game, the... Read more »

The Blackhawks are Going Strong, Blanking the Wild 1-0.

The Blackhawks are Going Strong, Blanking the Wild 1-0.
The Chicago Blackhawks entered the 3rd period against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night with a 1 goal lead. Only a handful of games ago, I would have expected that lead to have disappeared, maybe to have returned in another form, or maybe an OT to decide the outcome. Like in the many games over... Read more »
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Clincher: Blackhawks 5, Predators 3

Clincher: Blackhawks 5, Predators 3
The Blackhawks came out as strong as ever Sunday evening against the Predators, recording 16 shots in just the first 15 minutes of hockey. The dominant shifts were not only reserved for the top line however, as it was the 4th liners composed of Shaw, Frolik, and Bollig that got the Hawks on the board... Read more »