Blackhawks Bashed: Toronto 7, Hawks 3
Tonight up in America's Hat, the Cloud 9 that Blackhawks fans have been riding for the last three games plummeted to Earth. I got three words for those in Toronto who would gloat: ROB FUCKING FORD.
It was inevitable that the 6-goals-a-night outburst would end, but that doesn't make this game any less of a shit sandwich to swallow, especially since it was the generally pitiful Leafs feeding it to us. This was just plain painful to watch.
But let us not bicker and argue over who killed who (only Rob Ford knows for sure). Let's just put it behind us and move on.
The Innocent: Patrick Kane (2 goals) and Brandon Saad (the other goal). That's about it, though Hjammer did make a nifty takeaway on the second Kane goal.
The Indicted: Duncan Keith. Unless he was killing penalties he was a step behind all night. He got easily beaten to a rebound on the Leafs' second goal, and torched on a pass from Lupul to dick pincher Mason Raymond for another. He looked every bit a former Norris Trophy winner tonight.
The Guilty: Every-fucking-one else from the Red Wedding Line on down. Lackadaisical effort all around. A team loss in every sense.
The good news is, the Blackhawks don't have time to dwell on this fucking failure, because the LA Kings roll into Fort Kickass tomorrow for another tilt on WGN.