Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche
October 20, 2011
Goals: Jonathan Toews (Chicago), Ryan O’Byrne (Colorado), Patrick Sharp (Chicago), Marian Hossa (Chicago)
Goalies: Corey Crawford (.969), Semyon Varlamov (.931)
We won, which is a good thing. The momentum from Tuesday’s win worked its magic and gave us what we needed tonight against a team with the best power play unit in the league. We shut that down rather effectively.
I suppose I’m warming up again to Jonathan Toews a bit – he did score the first goal of the night. But I need to know something: what is up with his forehead? I saw an intermission interview with him, and he looked like baby Simba in The Lion King.
I said it on Twitter, and I’ll say it here: Corey Crawford is like Obi-Wan Kenobi; he swats pucks away as if to say “You don’t need to score that goal.” He only let one goal in the entire night! Between his saves and the ones Semyon Varlamov made, I think my heart stopped half a dozen times.
The line of Daniel Carcillo, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa is really meshing, as evidenced in the third period. Signing Carbomb was a smart move on Stan Bowman’s part, because he’s proving to be more than just a tough guy – he’s finessing the puck and making some wicked passes, not to mention picking up an assist on the Toews goal.
I guess I should thank Brent Seabrook for that tripping penalty in the last two minutes of the game. I’d like to think it was a good distraction, enough to shove Varly to the bench and allow Hoss to score on the empty net. I do love me those empty net goals.
Our power play make me want to cry. It’s like we lose control out there; if we happen to score, it’s a miracle. We need more work on it.
I hate Varly. He blocked all four of Kaner’s SOG, not to mention a beautiful goal attempt by Seabs that other goalies might’ve let slip past them. HAET U SO MUCH.
Allow me to say this in all caps: TWO THIRDS OF THIS GAME WAS SLOPPY. I’m gonna totally blame it on the altitude.
vs. Colorado Avalanche
October 22, 2011
WGN-TV (Chicago area only)/Center Ice
Now you’re on our turf. Bring it, ya jerks.