Posted by: kristagolden | February 19, 2012

Blackhawks-Blues Game 3 wrapup

St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks

3-1, Blackhawks

Goals: Andy MacDonald (St. Louis), Duncan Keith, David Bolland and Marian Hossa – EN (Chicago)

Goalies: Corey Crawford (29/30, .967); Brian Elliott (24/26, .923)

The Good

What a homecoming! After that looong road trip, it’s good to see the UC again and win as well.

Home, home again, they like to be there when they can.

After two periods being outshot by the Blues and wondering if they’d shut us out again, Duncan Keith snapped in a one-timer and tied the game; Dave Bolland came and added to that with what could actually be called an own goal by David Backes. Thanks for that!

This was taken by a fan who stopped a video interview of Bolly and made a screenshot. See how excited he is about his goal and the win.

 Corey Crawford had the best game he’s had in a long, long time. So, haters, are you back on the “We love Crow” parade again? Because the next time you demand that he be traded or tossed to the side, I’ll remind you of this flip-flopping.

I think Corey's got his groove back.

 Now here’s a stupid move: Ryan Reaves hitting John Scott in the head when he’s down. To borrow a phrase used by the Boston Bruins, poke the bear at your own risk.

The Bad

The lack of puck control really made me rage in the first period, as did the back-to-back power plays that were wasted because we treat them like penalty kills. Our penalty kills, by the way, are stellar. The PP? We haven’t had a power play goal in over 20 chances, so yeah.

The Ugly

I have a big beef with NBC’s livestreaming. My regional game was the Pens-Sabres game, so I had to find the NBC feed for this one. Unfortunately, the feed was way behind (over five minutes behind) and kept stalling. I missed most of the second period because of it – don’t worry, no goals or penalties happened. I finally had to switch to the radio feed till the last two minutes of the game were put on TV. Long story short: the live feed sucked.

Next Game

vs. Detroit Red Wings

February 21

NBC Sports Network

My birthday game! A win would be a very nice present!

– Krista

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