By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks got some big games from a pair of former Ottawa Senators Friday night to get a three game road trip off to a promising start. Marian Hossa and Ray Emery figured heavily in the outcome as the Blackhawks bested a hot Senators squad by a 2-1 score.
The Hawks came up short on a golden opportunity four minutes in when Hossa took control of the puck in the Senators zone. He brought the puck behind the net and found Patrick Kane at the face off circle. Kane made a nice pass to Andrew Brunette. Despite there being plenty of open net, Brunette couldn’t get a handle on the pass, which looked like it was deflected.
Kane garnered a breakaway in the ninth minute but an active stick by Matt Gilroy prevented a shot. A Jared Cowen interference penalty at the 10:06 mark gave the Blackhawks a few shots on the power play, but as has been the case of late nothing came of it. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap
Tagged Andrew Brunette, Andrew Shaw, Bryan Bickell, Jason Spezza, Johnny Oduya, Marian Hossa, Matt Gilroy, Milan Michalek, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Ray Emery, Senators
“I’ll never watch the Hawks again”
By Rich Lindbloom
“What do you get when you fall in love?
A guy with a pin to burst your bubble
That’s what you get for all your trouble
I’ll never fall in love again” – Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Have you thrown in the towel on the Hawks this season? Had enough of third period meltdowns, awful rebounds and uninspired play from the core? Are Frolik and Bickell driving you up a wall? Have you found yourself asking, “Why did Stalberg do that?” Are you fed up with a defense that couldn’t clean their plate, let alone a crease? Do you lie awake in bed at night wondering, “Why can’t I quit you?” In short, what do we actually get ‘for all our trouble?’ Hell, at least my wife gets flowers on occasion. Read more
Posted in Rich Lindbloom
Tagged Andrew Brunette, Andrew Shaw, Burt Bacharach, Corey Crawford, Corinthians, Diane Warwick, Joel Quenneville, Johnny Oduya, Jonas Gustavsson, Maple Leafs, Patrick Kane, Ray Emery, Sami Lepisto