By Brad Vadenberk
Saturday night at the UC showed how a resilient Hawks team can play and dominate a hockey game if they seem so fit to do so. The word elimination is still lingering around as the Hawks travelled back to Joe Louis Arena to continue this series and look to force a game 7 back at the UC on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Toews finally got his first 2013 playoff goal. He scored it in fashion, ripping a shot from the side of the net off Jimmy Howard. The captain’s roar was so loud even the hockey Gods heard it.
You can tell the Hawks were playing with urgency. During both power play goals the puck was moving around the ice with speed and crisp passing. This was something that was missing in earlier games. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Bryan Bickell, Corey Crawford, Damien Brunner, Detroit, Fine, Game 6, Game recap, Jamal Mayers, Jimmy Howard, Joakim Andersson, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Michael Frolik, Michal Handzus, Patrick Eaves, Pavel Datsyuk, Penalty shot, Playoffs, Red Wings, Stanley Cup Playoffs
“I’m mad…and that’s a fact
I found out…animals don’t help
Animals think…they’re pretty smart
Shit on the ground…see in the dark
They wander around like a crazy dog
Make a mistake in the parking lot
Always bumping into things
Always let you down down down down” – David Byrne
By Rich Lindbloom
First off, I want to unequivocally state that I don’t think Brad Watson makes “mistakes in the parking lot.” (On the ice, of course, is an entirely different matter.) David Byrne of the Talking Head’s wrote a peculiar song called Animals awhile back. Brad Watson’s shady interference call on Andrew Shaw, brought back memories of the song. The lyrics are pretty humorous, and if you’re an animal lover you can relate to a lot of what he points out. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Blackhawks, Brad Watson, Brent Seabrook, Damien Brunner, Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg, Joakim Andersson, Joel Quenneville, Jonathan Toews, Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings, Rich Lindbloom, Sam Fels, Viktor Stalberg
By Brad Vandenberk
On a cold afternoon in Detroit, the Blackhawks invaded Joe Louis Arena for a 12:30 ET start. This lone NHL afternoon match was viewed nationally and did not disappoint.
The Hawks came in riding their 21 game point streak and the Red Wings were looking to play spoiler and break that streak.
With the talk of re-alignment throughout the NHL, the Red Wings will move over to the Eastern Conference and only see the Hawks 2 times a year versus the regular 6 times. This could be a big blow to the already great rivalry between these 2 clubs.
Marian Hossa played in his 1000th game, etching his name among the elite in the NHL. Dave Bolland missed his 5th consecutive game with an upper body injury. Read more
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Tagged Blackhawks, Corey Crawford, Dan Carcillo, Detroit, Game recap, Henrik Zetterberg, Jimmy Howard, Joakim Andersson, Johan Franzen, Jonathan Ericsson, Marian Hossa, Patrick Eaves, Patrick Kane, Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings, The Streak, Tomas Tatar, Viktor Stalberg
By Jon Fromi
The Rockford IceHogs were looking to get a win streak started against the visiting Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Thanks to a big game by Carter Hutton in net, Rockford goes up to Milwaukee with a chance for a weekend trifecta.
Hutton stopped 41 of 43 shots fired his way in 65 minutes, then turned away the Griffins when it counted in the shootout as the IceHogs outlasted Grand Rapids 3-2 for their second straight victory.
As was the case Friday in the win over Chicago, the Hogs would go down 1-0 in the first period. With Brandon Bollig in the box for interference, Gustav Nyquist was the recipient of a nice rebound off a shot from Brendan Smith. Nyquist knocked the puck past Hutton as Grand Rapids converted on their second power play of the night.
There would be no explosion of goals to follow. The IceHogs were outshot 14-5 in the first 20 minutes and failed to convert on any of their five power play attempts on the night. Read more