MR. BENCREDIBLE TO THE RESCUE: Blackhawks 2, Stars 1 (SO)

For the second straight game, the Chicago Blackhawks somehow managed to take two points out of an opponent's building despite not exactly bringing their A game.

They came out against the Dallas Stars flatter than the sparkling cider the kids didn't finish at dinner yesterday, and were able to pull out a 2-1 victory after Ben Smith ended the shootout version of Nicholas Nickleby in American Airlines Arena.

Let's get to this:

THE GOOD:

The Red Wedding Line struck yet again. Patrick Sharp's goal 7:21 into the third period pulled the Hawks even, and saved the first point. Marian Hossa was pretty much imposing his will on the Stars whenever he had the puck.

Brandon Pirri. His defensive play gets a bad rap, with is pretty much justified, at least when it comes to backchecking. But Peppers is an absolute forechecking machine. He forced a couple turnovers in the third period to keep things going for the Hawks.

Corey Crawford. He let in a pretty crappy goal in the first, then stood tall on several saves that were of the "holy shit" variety. He got lucky when a Alex Chaisson penalty shot drew iron, but he had a really nice game overall, including the shootout when he stopped Dallas' parade of Donalds.

THE BAD:

I'm note sure what the Hawks' defensemen did all day, but tonight they played like monkeys trying to make sweet love to a football. They were turnover machines in their own zone, and only Crawford prevented this game from turning into a full-on shitshow.

Antoine Roussel. His mission tonight was to cheapshot Patrick Kane. It's been hard to hate this team as much as their forebears from Minnesota, but Roussel's blatant penisloafery will make it pretty easy for us to start.

THE UGLY:

About hakfway through the second, Stephane Robidas was persuing Jonathan Toews, and without doing anything too unusual, his leg disintegrated. As he went down, his foot came up, and you could see it flapping before he went into the boards damaged leg first. It's sure to be all over YouTube if you want to see it. And if you do, you're a fucking ghoul.

Speaking of ugly though...Those fucking Dallas uniforms. Woof. They look like those bright green knockoff Hawks sweaters. Or, maybe they're the sort of thing that makes QStache feel nostalgic:




Tomorrow the Hawks travel to Glendale to bless the Coyotes with 5000 extra asses in their seats. See you in the Shoutbox.

 

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  • 11/30/2013 8:51 AM rich l wrote:
    I'm going to give a little credit to the Stars last night - they were flying/buzzing around theice all night long. Almost made you want to do skme blood testing afterwards.

    Again, especially in the third period, the 28/16/52 line asquitted themselves with considerable aplomb.

    Besides that nozzle Rousseau, I think Seabs will remember Dillons cross check to his lower back next time they meet
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  • 11/30/2013 9:18 AM rich l wrote:
    Are you guys going to be at Galway tonight?
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