Blackhawks fall to Edmonton 9-2.
I just can’t…it’s a good thing I wasn’t able to live blog because the amount of profanity out of my mouth was staggering.
What can I say about this game? Everything about it made me angry. Particularly, after the Oiler’s 2nd goal in the 1st, they decided to do a close up on Emery’s face and he just looked confused and dumbfounded. Ugh, your 5 hole, Emery…you need to close your legs like you have a secret (or at least like you want to protect the net).
I can’t be mad at Duncan Keith, who after hitting Taylor Hall into the boards was a sweetheart and asked Hall if he was ok. D’awww.
There isn’t much about this game that made me happy so this is going to be abrupt: I was seriously disappointed. They stopped skating and trying to come back. The Oilers came into the game looking to stop their losing streak and they did so with gusto. I don’t think the Hawks were prepared for that and it cost them.
00:48 EDM Ales Hemsky (1) Wrist Shot – Assists: J. Petry (2)
02:59 CHI PPG – Patrick Sharp (7) Wrist Shot – Assists: M. Hossa (14) & P. Kane (15)
05:47 EDM Ryan Jones (5) Backhand – Assists: S. Horcoff (7) & T. Gilbert (5)
07:32 EDM Ryan Smyth (11) Wrist Shot – Assists: J. Eberle (10) & J. Petry (3)
12:39 EDM PPG – Taylor Hall (4) Wrist Shot – Assists: S. Horcoff (8) & R. Nugent-Hopkins (8)
15:41 EDM Jordan Eberle (5) Wrist Shot – Assists: R. Nugent-Hopkins (9) & J. Petry (4)
05:32 EDM PPG – Tom Gilbert (3) Slap Shot – Assists: R. Nugent-Hopkins (10) & J. Eberle (11)
12:09 EDM PPG – Taylor Hall (5) Wrist Shot – Assists: T. Gilbert (6) & R. Nugent-Hopkins (11)
13:55 CHI PPG – Dave Bolland (6) Slap Shot – Assists: N. Leddy (13) & S. Montador (5)
18:53 EDM PPG – Shawn Horcoff (4) Wrist Shot – Assists: J. Eberle (12) & T. Gilbert (7)
09:21 EDM Taylor Hall (6) Wrist Shot – Assists: R. Nugent-Hopkins (12)
Captain Force of Nature Watch: No goals for Captain Serious last night. So, boo.
Duncan Keith Plus/Minus Watch: -6. He gets a +1 for being a concerned human being though.
Post-game Notes via nhl.com:
Taylor Hall, EDM: “It definitely gives us confidence. It’s great we won all three periods. It’s easy to let off the gas pedal, but we didn’t.”
Coach Tom Renney, EDM: “This was a big game for us under the circumstances. Chicago is a good hockey club. I’m not sure you are going to see something like this happen to them again this season.”
Jonathan Toews, CHI: “We are all embarrassed, at the same time we are going to stick together and remain a team and not point the finger at any one guy or another. We are going to have to find a way to move on. We know our effort has to be way better. The way we played these last two nights was completely unacceptable.”
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