HOUSED: Blackhawks 6, Sabres 2

When a team isn't playing that well, they allow a team on the skids to come into their building and steal a point or two. When a team is kind of treading water, they play just well enough to win.

When a team is really starting to pull it together, as the Chicago Blackhawks currently are, you look at the reeling team on the other bench, and dispatch them in such cold-blooded fashion that they wished Chicago was never on their schedule to begin with.

Tonight they spread the wealth around the roster, with 11 players notching at least one point, completely curbstomping the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 in the United Center.

Let's get to this:

THE GOOD:

What we really need here is a "Great", since there needs to be a higher level to describe what Jonathan Toews has done night in and night out this season. 2 power play goals, 11-6 at the dot. He's locked in right now, and the team is following his lead.

Andrew Shaw. Again. Jimmy Hayes. Again. Bryan Bickell is now rooming with John Scott and Sami Lepisto in the press box because these kids are clearly in the "earn it" business. They're getting to the net, and as a result, Shaw turned around and had a puck and another wide open net. Hayes never slowed down, and Andrew Brunette hit him right on the tape for an easy tap-in. Each of them wound up with a goal and an assist. Only a blown hand-pass call at the end of the second period kept Shaw from having a 3-point night. Bicks, looks like you're upstairs again Friday. #ShawFacts

THE BAD:


Hell, I dunno...I guess Jason Pominville's second goal of the night could have been prevented if Corey Crawford was quicker post-to-post. Oh, you know what? How about that penisloaf Patrick Kaleta turtling when Hayes went at him after Kaleta got a little elbowy on a hit. First of all, Kaleta is a known chickenshit. Secondly, this cost Hayes a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. Fucker.

THE UGLY:

Every goddamn time the Hawks play Buffalo, are we going to have to hear someone float an asinine Patrick Kane for Ryan Miller trade rumor? Miller makes $3.5 million a year more than Corey Crawford. Is Miller better than Crawford when they're both on their game? Sure. $3.5 million worth? Not on your life. I'm really not looking forward to realignment now, only because it means more games against Winnipeg, so we'll start hearing idiotic Toews trade rumors. Guh.

Next up is a Friday nighter in the United Center against the Florida Blackhawks Panthers. Who just lost Ed Jovanoski for two months after he broke his brittle hand in a fight. Morph's awesome Shaw Photoshop will be in the Committed Indian. Congrats to him on breaking his Indian cherry.

 

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