The fine folks at NBC must have been absolutely giddy over having the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings for “Wednesday Night Rivalry”. These teams have more than a small amount of history, so naturally the NHL moved Detroit to another division, as well as the Eastern Conference.
So how would the first of two games this week between these storied franchises go?
This was an asswhipping. spurred on by two goals on the same power play in the second period, then two in 35 seconds in the third, the Hawks stomped the Red Wings 5-2 in Joe Louis Arena.
Let’s get to this…
Brent Seabrook. A goal and two assists. He’s stepped up his offensive game, and it’s been a major contribution since none of the other Blackhawks defenseman have stepped up to replace the offense lost when the Hawks traded Johnny Oduya last summer. Maybe Christian Ehrhoff can find his old game, but Seabrook has picked the perfect time to have a career year.
Andrew Ladd. His first goal since returning to the Hawks. He kept banging away at rebounds given to him from Petr Mrazek until one finally went in.
Artemi Panarin got two goals, and the Little Idiot racked up three points. These guys just know where each other are on the ice, and they just keep generating offense. However high the Hawks blimb will be due to these two.
Corey Crawford, Vezina finalist.
I dunno…the misconduct on Desjardins? I didn’t think it was too bad a call. But I honestly can’t think of anything else.
The World Cup of Hockey’s rosters were announced today. You learned a couple things – it’s impossible to put a bad Team Canada together, someone at Team USA really, really loves TJ Oshie. Enough to choose him over Phil Kessel. And team North America (Canadians & Americans under 25) is easily the team that will be the most fun to watch.
HOT TAKE OF THE NIGHT:
Speaking of which…
Crawford is 33-16-3 and he’s just a washed up goalie. He sucks. Holtby deserves to start.
— Graveleux (@SuperHaydano) March 2, 2016
The Hawks head to Boston to take on the Massholes tomorrow night.
Fro is the worst.