There’s really not much more that can be said about tonight’s Game 6.
The Blackhawks enter a tough building where they won in last year’s WCF, but unfortunately have not done so in this year’s. That changes tonight!
The pressure is on the Kings and if the beloved Blackhawks force a Game 7, lookout!
Coach Q’s Game 5 adjustment of re-mixing his top 4 D, underscores the luxury he has… two top shutdown pairs. The Kings aren’t quite there. So if Q can roll two dangerous lines, as he did in Game 5
The Stanley Cup Finals are now a best of three and you have to like that two of three remaining games are at the Madhouse. Tonight, the fans at the Madhouse will definitely provide an extra boost to the boyz in the Indian Crest who are back home with some momentum. They not only won in dramatic fashion providing their fan base with numerous ups and downs Wednesday night in Game 4, but the Hawks could have won by a couple of goals had Crow played better.
Game 4 showed the Hawks what they need t
Remember game 5 against the Detroit Scum when I commented, “Game 7 is tonight and a win is necessary to get it to another Game 7 and then another…” Blackhawk fans its “Gut Check” time again and tonight’s game 4 is simply do or die. No other way to put it. So while you digest that, here are a few observations from Monday’s embarrassment:
Where was the net front presence for the Hawks, there was none until Q sent Bicks out after pulling Crow late in the third period?
Where was “look at my coo
"Calling all cars. Be on the look-out for a violent offender who's been missing for a week. He's 6'4 235 pounds. You can drive a squad car through the three-tooth-wide gap on his grill. He has chunks of flesh missing from his face and is sporting bruises and contusions about the head and neck. He's got a recent history of controlled violence, and excessive physicality If seen, approach him with caution as he may be agitated and upset. He's been slumping and isn't happy about it. He was recently
Duncs earned a 1 game suspension and even a hearing that neither Bolland or Matt Cooke got for their actions in earlier 2013 play off games. Obviously, there’s no consistency or even reason except for one to conclude that Brendan Shanahan is a freakin idiot! In my opinion Keith should have been fined. Additionally why wasn't Carter suspended for his swing to Dunc's upper back? If you were to go back a year you even have the Preds Shea Weber slamming the Red Wing's Henrik Zetterberg’s head into t
OH-EM-GEE, Jonathan Quick is human after all. The reigning Conn Smythe winner allowed more than three goals for the first time in 35 playoff games as the boyz in the Indian Crest jumped out to a 4-0 lead at the Madhouse Sunday night. In all the visions I’ve had of this series in my own mind, not one of them contained Jonathan Quick getting pulled from a game. Sutter had seen enough and he was pulled after 30 minutes of play in an effort to spark his team which did not help but to possibly sav
Let the Madhouse begin rockin!
As you are fully aware, the Mighty Blackhawks survived a real threat from the Red Wings, winning in seven games Wednesday night… the Kings also won in seven over the Sharks in a series that didn’t seem as close as it was. Kings netminder, Jonathan Quick is on a roll, simply said, he is hot right now with a 94.8% save percentage and a playoff leading 1.54 goals against average. He is really making a case for a second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy (The Crow is 2nd
I am still a bit numb from watching the last minutes of the Game 7 and the OT, wow what a finish! With the beloved Blackhawks sending the Red Wings to the links and the Eastern Conference, one must ask themselves, does this series victory erase all the past nightmares from previous series lost to the Scum? No, of course not. However its sweet to know that the end of the Hawks - Wings Western Conference rivalry will forever be known as Seventh Heaven as Brent Freaking Seabrook buried a shot over
Wow what a let down! <This is along read sorry I babble on here>
We may want to hold off a bit on those “DE-TROIT SUCKS!” chants during Game 5 at the Madhouse tomorrow.
Blackhawk fans begged, we pleaded, we hoped for the classic Chicago-Detroit playoff meeting before the Wings dart off to the Eastern Conference next season. Not just because of nostalgia, but because the Blackhawks were far and away the better team in terms of talent and overall depth. But something happened along the way
A few weeks ago, I posted that Game 4 of the Hawks-Wild series was a test of the Blackhawks playoff potential. Anything less than a win on the Wild’s home ice, after dropping Game 3 there, could be seen as a sign that the Hawks really aren’t constructed for playoff hockey.
The Hawks passed that test against an inexperienced and severely outmanned foe. Tonight, another Game 4 test awaits the boyz in the Indian Crest at Joe Louis Arena, against a much tougher foe, physically and mentally… the hat
Well DougieFresh got his graduation (from UW Whitewater) gift this past Sunday, a Red Wing victory. Sorry Lil Bud, but tonight the Mighty Blackhawks get back in the Win Column.
First, I missed some of Game 2 due to DougieFresh's graduation. Although the Red Wings gave him a present Saturday, I must give credit to the Red Wings. From what little bit of the game I saw, they showed up with intensity and brought their legs. The Blackhawks appeared as if they weren't ready or at least weren't ready
We all knew earlier this week that Stalberg wasn't skating with his usual line mates at practice and as a result, I thought Coach Q was looking to get his attention, including his teammates. In some ways it appeared Q was looking to manufacture some drama. He knew the boyz in the Indian Crest would need a better effort to start the series against Detroit and wanted the team to focused, at least that is what I thought. That was until a story was reported yesterday that Coach Q and Stalberg had so
Most Blackhawks fans who had a preference, got what they wanted… the 2nd round opponent: The Detroit Red Wings (Scum).
The Blackhawks and Red Wings have met in the Stanley Cup playoffs 15 times, dating back to 1934. The beloved own an 8-7 advantage in the previous series. As many of you know already, this will be the final season the Blackhawks and Red Wings meet in the playoffs as Western Conference foes as the Red Wings will move to the Eastern Conference next season.
This season, the boyz
A few points on game 4…
Tuesday night in Minnehaha, the beloved Blackhawks played one of the best defensive games to date. When the Mighty are at their best, they are not necessarily a speed and finesse team or a physical team but a very, very, good defensive. Yes they got caught a few times pinching in the offensive zone but for the most part the Blackhawks executed one of their best defensive efforts, limiting the Wild to 25 shots, including 26 shots blocked shots and making it relatively e
(First, my apologies to the Forum as I have only been posting on Facebook page as I have been travelling and busy with work.)
The Minnesota Wild probably played the best game they had to this past Sunday. They were physical and took it to the Blackhawks right from the outset. Heading into Game 4 the Mighty Blackhawks, a team that put together such an epic regular season, lead their quarterfinal series versus the Wild 2-1 but barely. Jason Zucker did not miss in game 3 scoring the game winnin
Not me… just ask Carole (my wife).
Here's some thoughts on the Blackhawks 4-3 shootout loss to the Blues last night.
Once again for the fourth straight home game, the Blackhawks collapsed again in the 3rd period. In my opinion, there are two causes. The first is that the bigger, physical teams wear the Hawks down by out hitting them taking the Hawks off their game. (How many times have you heard me say this?) Second is the failed powerplay that has blown chow for the past three years and
A few comments on last night's contest with the Kings… Simply put…Frolik was the Ironman last night and it proved that Captain tazer can make anyone look good except for Carbomb. The Blackhawks however failed again to close out a game for the second time in a row. Shaw should of sat out as it was clearly evident that he still had flu like symptoms. Missing…The Chicago Police Dept have issued APB's for Bolland, Stalberg, Krugs, Bicks and the Blackhawks power play. The bigger and more physical
Kings Come to the Madhouse and the Trade Deadline (sorry its a long post)
After their latest successful road trip (going 3-1), the Mighty Blackhawks will play11 of their final 18 games at the Madhouse. After four much needed days off, the Blackhawks will be aiming for their third win in as many tries over Los Angeles. If you remember the Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 victory on February 17 at the Madhouse after scoring the game's first three goals. The Kings' Mike Richards scored twice in the 3r
Putting Things in Perspective. Oilers Come Back to Town.
First, Congrats to Avs for ending the Blackhawks streak. They were prepared and fired up to play the Blackhawks, seeking retribution for Wednesday’s loss at the Madhouse. As I have mentioned many times, the Avs, on the basis of Friday’s and Wednesday's games, is a team that will give the Hawks some problems. As does Anaheim, St. Louis and Vancouver. These teams are all big, fast and physical. You want to know how physical, go back and
Tonight the Mighty Blackhawks are in the Mile High City to take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Blackhawks will be without Sharpie tonight as it has been confirmed via non-Blackhawks sources that Sharpie has a fairly severe AC joint shoulder separation and usually with this type of injury the player is out 3-4 weeks. Additionally, although Big Hoss travelled with the team yesterday, he did participate fully in Friday mornings skate so I expect Hoss to be a game time decision. The Av's are look
With 49 ticks left on the game clock, CarBomb put the fans at the Madhouse in Hysteria mode with a dramatic game winning goal. As a result three streaks continue, the Blackhawks consecutive point streak now stands at 30 games, they have an 11 game winning streak and the Razor is the first goalie in NHL history to start the season 10-0-0. However, this win hurts a bit. General Shaw (possible concussion due to a Paul Stastny elbow) and Sharpie (possible shoulder separation) would exit the game
Last night was a "Wild" game… First, the Blackhawks Organ-I-zation provided an awesome tribute to Big Hoss playing his 1,000th NHL game. Then the pucked dropped and the game started in sloppy fashion. And with a sloppy start, Shawzam turned the puck over at the Blackhawks blue line which led to the Wild netting the opener. Then the Blackhawks awoke and the dam broke. Or rather, the "Manchild" (Brandon saad) as he is referred to by Tazer set the tone. Saad would tie the game up on his second
First, in honor of Big Hoss' 1,000th game this past Sunday against the Dead Wings, the beloved Blackhawks will honor his milestone by wearing commemorative jerseys during warmups and holding a pre-game ceremony tonight. Big Hoss has 921 points during his 15-year NHL career. Many of you know already that he signed with the Blackhawks in the summer of 2009. The commemorative warmup jerseys will include Hossa’s name and number, 81, on the back. Each jersey will be autographed by Hossa and the pl
The Blackhawks and Red Wings played in a classic yesterday and up until about 4 minutes left, when Red Wing Jonathan Ericsson took a delay of game for a puck over the boards, it looked like the Wings, through sheer effort and a stud performance by their tender Jimmy Howard were going to end the Blackhawks consecutive game point streak. But then, no, Kaner scored on the power play with about two minutes to play. Ericsson was seen leaving the sin bin exclaiming, "fv*k". He new he was responsib
It only took 12 seconds for the Blackhawks to put the game out of the Blues reach last night in St. Louis and today the Blues are singing the Blues. The Blackhawks faced a little adversity when starting tender, The Crow, left the game after stopping all six St Louis shots in the first period (see below). The Razor replaced him to begin the second period, but the song remained the same for the Blues as Razor put up a brick wall: zero goals. St. Louis presented the most physical opponent the H