Marian Hossa – photo: Getty/Yahoo! Sports
By Brad Gardner
Thursday marked the Blackhawks’ first appearance at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center since capturing the Stanley Cup there two seasons ago.
Both teams were coming off disappointing losses earlier in the week and brought the offense, totaling a combined 80 shots over the course of the game. Despite a better effort than they brought Monday against Edmonton, which culminated in a comeback from two goals down in the third period, Chicago fell short in regulation by a score of 5-4 and this time left Philadelphia empty-handed.
Jimmy Hayes found the back of the net for the second consecutive game on a give-and-go with Jamal Mayers. Philadelphia’s Zac Rinaldo tried to play the puck up the boards but Hayes got a stick on it and deflected the puck right to Mayers. He dished back to Hayes for a deflection between the legs of Ilya Bryzgalov for a 1-0 Chicago lead 3:01 into the game. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Brad Gardner, Game recap
Tagged Andrew Shaw, Brent Seabrook, Claude Giroux, Dylan Olsen, Ilya Bryzgalov, Jakub Voracek, James Van Riemsdyk, Jimmy Hayes, Patrick Kane, Ray Emery, Scott Hartnell, Zac Rinaldo
First off, I’d like to thank Buddy Oakes of Preds On The Glass for having me on his radio show last night. We talked for about an hour and a half about the Blackhawks, Predators, head shots and what can be done to prevent such hits and some of the injuries that result from those. If you’re a Twitter-er and ever need a Predators fix, you should follow Buddy. His other guest last night was Mark from another Predators site, TheViewFrom111. I jumped on about ten minutes in. A direct link to listen to last night’s show is here.
And after you listen to that, and if you haven’t had your fill of my flu-ridden twang, TheThirdManIn~Radio returns tonight, Live at 8pm central at BlogTalkRadio.com/TheThirdManIn. No guest tonight. We’ll have plenty of news, notes and perspective from the two Rockford IceHogs games of the past weekend; Which Rockford prospects are close to helping, who isn’t and who doesn’t belong in the AHL. I had a chance to take in both games; losses, on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll get to many more of your emails. If you have a question or topic you’d like to hear addressed on the show, send me an email at radio@TheThirdManIn.com or ChrisBlock@TheThirdManIn.com with “radio show” included in the subject and we’ll get to it on the show…. I actually have an insightful and useful fantasy hockey segment tonight. Unlike the one I spewed from the crack of my backside last Tuesday. Professional operation we have here. Of course we’ll discuss what’s wrong with the Hawks. What needs to change and small alterations to be made to turn things around? We’re also shooting straight on what Jack Skille can do if he wants to become an effective, permanent NHLer.
– My intention was to do another full IceHogs postgame report Sunday night after their game with Peoria, however, with travel, work and being ridden with sick and overdoses of over-the-counter anti-flu medicines, Sunday’s game recap dropped off my radar. If you missed my detailed report of Saturday’s demoralizing 3-1 loss to Manitoba, click here.
Instead, I’ll share the bullet points from Sunday’s 5-1 loss at Carver Arena in Peoria. Read more
Posted in Game recap, IceHogs, News and Notes
Tagged Brandon Pirri, Claude Giroux, Dale Tallon, Dino Ciccarelli, Duncan Keith, Hannu Toivonen, IceHogs, Jeremy Morin, Josh Mora, Kyle Beach, Podcast