By Brad Vandenberk
This game needs no introduction! The Chicago Blackhawks are on the ropes playing game 5 at home in the UC trying to stave off elimination, trailing 3-1 in the series. The Detroit Red Wings have stifled the Hawks’ offence, forcing frustration on the face of Jonathan Toews, who took 3 penalties in game four. It was time for the Hawks to show why they were the best team in the NHL through the regular shortened season.
Coach Q loaded up his line up and put Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp together. Marian Hossa found himself playing with Michal Handzus and Bryan Bickell. Andrew Shaw centered Viktor Stalberg and Brandon Saad. Dave Bolland was on the fourth line, not playing center but the wing alongside Marcus Kruger and Michal Frolik. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Dan Cleary, Detroit, Duncan Keith, Game 5, Game recap, Henrik Zetterberg, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane, Playoffs, Red Wings, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Viktor Stalberg
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks are officially on the brink of elimination following a Game 4 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit takes a 3-1 series lead after beating the Blackhawks 2-0 Thursday night.
Jimmy Howard won a goalie duel with Corey Crawford, stopping all 28 shots Chicago threw at him. The Red Wings got a Jakub Kindl power-play tally that stood up as the game winner.
Coach Joel Quenneville had his random line generator on full power, sending out a myriad of combinations to try and strike upon a favorable matchup. Jonathan Toews had a 2-on-1 opportunity in the opening minutes via a hard-won board battle by Bryan Bickell. Toews came up the left side and had a clean shot on Howard only to see him handle the attempt. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi, Stanley Cup Playoffs
Tagged Blackhawks, Bryan Bickell, Carlo Colaiacovo, Corey Crawford, Dan Cleary, Game recap, Jakub Kindl, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Playoffs, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Valtteri Filppula