Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | November 27, 2011

Blackhawks-Kings Game 1 wrapup

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings

2-1, Blackhawks

Goals: Andrew Brunette (Chicago), Jarret Stoll (Los Angeles), Jonathan Toews (Chicago)

Goalies: Corey Crawford (.963), Jonathan Quick (.926)

The Good

Our last game of the Circus Trip! Now the boys go back to Chicago and rest for a few days before taking the action back to United Center. For all the awful moments we had in Calgary and Edmonton, I’m glad we broke even on the trip (3-3-0) and got two wins in a row. I’m very proud of the boys.

Bolly's just gonna sit there while Bruno scores, no big deal.

Dave Bolland decided to play goalie in his attempt to help Andrew Brunette get his first non-power play goal of the season. He was awarded the assist till it was taken back (the official ones were given to Marcus Kruger and Duncan Keith). Whatever, he’s our rat and he’ll do as he pleases.

Yeah, Tazer got the goal, but I just cannot unsee what Jonathan Quick is doing.

Jonathan Toews got his sixth point in two games with a goal in the second period. He’s trying to make me like him again…yeah, it’s working.

Corey Crawford treats the puck like a USA Prime Credit card: DENIED.

My goalie Corey Crawford continues to be flawless. I wish he’d gotten a shutout tonight (he has yet to get one this season), but the saves he made tonight far outweigh my wish.

The Bad

The only goal the Kings made was a result of some bad defense. We still need to get our act together on this. Corey can’t do it all, you guys.

The Ugly

The only ugly thing was the way the national anthem was sung. I mean, come on, you’re not on American Idol, so sing it nicely. WGN-TV’s Pat Foley trended on Twitter for a while when he remarked “Honey, it’s not all about you.” John Wideman on WGN Radio said that the performance was “passion,” but I called it “an audition.”

Next Game

vs. Phoenix Coyotes

November 29

CSN-Chicago/Center Ice

This game just happens to fall on the birthday of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. Let’s win it for Da Mayor, boys!

– Krista


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