Posts in category "Game Recap"

Don't Call it a Slump, but the Blackhawks have dropped 3 points in their last 5 games.

Don't Call it a Slump, but the Blackhawks have dropped 3 points in their last 5 games.
The Hawks lost a point to the Blues, after allowing them to come back from a 2 goal deficit twice. That game displayed some sloppy hockey from the Hawks. Thanks to Raanta’s rebound, and his shutout against the Kings, the Hawks won a 1-0 game that didn’t exactly present the best Hawks hockey, but it... Read more »

Raanta Redeemed.

Raanta Redeemed.
Thanks to a wonderful and determined goal by Saader, the Hawks proved that they can win tight defensive games, and that Antti Raanta can provide the shutout necessary to do so. Now, the Kings are not exactly a powerhouse of scoring, but Raanta made more than a few big time saves, including a doubler from Dustin... Read more »

Taking the Good with the Bad.

Taking the Good with the Bad.
The picture was either going to be this one, of Patrick Sharp scoring a goal, because he did that a lot this weekend, or of Raanta letting in a goal, because he did a lot of that last night. Since I didn’t post after the big win, I find myself in an interesting position of... Read more »
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Recapping and Bigger Questions.

Recapping and Bigger Questions.
It has been a while since our last post here at PowWow. 5 games to be exact, of which there was an OT loss to the Nucks, a 7-3 loss to Toronto, and 3 strong textbook wins. Reasons for not getting time to talk about the Hawks include the pre-winterbreak rush at school and the... Read more »

Blackhawks Dominate in Dallas.

Blackhawks Dominate in Dallas.
A 6-2 win that could have looked more like an 8-0 win if Raanta wasn’t guilty of 1 softy per game, the officials made the right call before the Stars last goal, and if Bollig could hit an empty net. Yep, it was that kind of a domination by the Hawks. More important than purely... Read more »

Winning and Injuries.

Winning and Injuries.
The Blackhawks won decisively last night, and not to take anything away from the solid win, but it isn’t like Florida is a good match for the Hawks. The Hawks played well as was expected, and ended their little drought with a big win. It didn’t help the Panthers that they played the night before... Read more »
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Well, Well, Well, Hawks get dumped in SO loss.

Well, Well, Well, Hawks get dumped in SO loss.
After being dumped in the SO of a 2nd game in as many nights. This would make the Hawks winless in the past 3 games after putting together a beyond impressive circus trip. They have brought us back down to Earth, and as Vegas points out in the previous post, maybe that’s not such a... Read more »

Circus Trip Fatigue, The Blackhawks grab another 2 points in Dallas.

Circus Trip Fatigue, The Blackhawks grab another 2 points in Dallas.
Not that the Dallas Stars are anything to laugh at, but it seemed like we were watching the circus trip catch up to the Hawks last night. They just didn’t have the fire and edge we have seen lately. Give credit to the Stars, they played a tough and surprisingly quick game which could have... Read more »

Nail Biter, Blackhawks 3 - Flames 2.

Nail Biter, Blackhawks 3 - Flames 2.
This one was a nail biter throughout, starting with a Hawks barrage in the start in which they couldn’t find the net thanks to the Flames goaltender Reto Berra. Then, into a lack-luster 2nd period in which the Hawks ended the barrage, but still found some high quality chances and still couldn’t get the puck... Read more »
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Needing Points, the Blackhawks grab 4 in the last 2 games.

Needing Points, the Blackhawks grab 4 in the last 2 games.
The Western Conference is beyond competitive right now. When considering that the 8th place team in the West would be tied for 1st in the East, yeah, it looks kind of ridiculous. Currently, the Hawks are 2nd in points within the league, trailing the Ducks by just 1 point. The Hawks have 2 fewer games... Read more »