Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues
Goals: TJ Oshie, Andy McDonald x2 and Vladimir Sobotka (St. Louis), Andrew Brunette (Chicago), Jason Arnott (Chicago)
Goalies: Ray Emery (26/31, .839); Jaroslav Halak (19/20, .950)
Well, there was Brandon Bollig‘s fight with Ryan Reaves…
I love how his dad was in the stands cheering him on.
And then Brent Seabrook came to Patrick Kane’s defense after Kaner was hit by TJ Oshie. I wonder what Jonathan Toews (Oshie’s former teammate at the University of North Dakota) would have to say about that.
Ray Emery may have had a bad night, but he celebrated his being named NHL Third Star of the Week by briefly getting into a scrap.
The Bad and The Ugly
This game was bad from the moment I started listening to it. Except for the two mentioned good points, it was sluggish and just awful. Our PP is going back to where it was when it was at its worst, and our SOG total is abysmally low. On top of that, we allowed them to push us around. The longer we go without the leadership of our Toewsbot unit, the more lost we seem to be, even when we win.
vs. New York Rangers
Second meeting of these two teams, and it’s on Bryan Bickell’s birthday! Let’s keep the whole “winning as a birthday present” thing going!