This game started out with an ugly, very fast, Chicago powerplay goal. Really terrible PK letting them score 9 seconds into the PP. Hossa, of all people, fending off Z.
The penalty kill would redeem themselves and help us swing the momentum, later on, however. Patrick Eaves put away a rebound on a Miller shot to allow us to breathe after the first period, knowing we were tied 1-1. Joakim Andersson would be a hero for a while as he through a knuckler at Crawford and OH MY GOD WE'RE BEATING THE HAWKS YET AGAIN! 2-1 going into the third.
The third was difficult. If only we could have kept playing in the third the way we did in the second. If only. Really sucks to lose that way. Game 7 awaits. And this team can not only hang with the Hawks, but we can beat them. In their barn. And we will.
NOHS 3 Stars:
The three Red Wings fans who watched this game and didn't vomit. You 3 rock.
Amazing to be in this position, a third chance at eliminating the number one seed overall in this Stanley Cup Playoffs, when no one said we'd make it into the post-season, and when people said we didn't belong in the same rink as Chicago.
Hope the officiating is better. That penalty call shot was atrocious. But our Captain isn't Jonathan Toews and won't bitch about the refs after the game.
Wednesday night. See you all there.
If you guys think this series is not fixed by NHL, think again. Game 7? How, do you think, it'll be called?
It was a nice run, but small people in suits want us to exit here.
@drw91 Didn't Ovechkin come out publicly just a few weeks ago and accuse the NHL of rigging series to get them to Game 7 in order to get more revenue and push a narrative? BTW, he's right.
I know that it won't happen, but I really would love to see Brendan Smith sit down for game 7. Having him out there for 16 minutes a game is not helping them,. He seems to have lost all confidence in himself, and is constantly turning the puck over and leaving his man in the defensive zone. Too many Hawks getting behind the last DMan for breakaways. As terrible as that penalty shot call was, that is all on Carlo for even attempting that shot.
Hoping for a game 2-4 like effort in game 7. Hopefully this is a case of bend but dont break. LGRW!
@behood19 I agree. You have to wonder, at this point is playing him doing more harm than good for his confidence. He seems to be out there for almost every Chicago goal. I think they really screwed up by not playing Ian White at all during the final weeks of the season because they almost have no choice but to keep playing Smith. You can't really bring in White at this point since he hasn't played in months.
That penalty shot call was possibly the single most ludicrous penalty shot call I have ever seen. And by "possibly," I meant "definitely."
They should have won that game, the way they were playing in the 2nd they just needed to come back, keep doing what they were doing, and maybe chip in a another one for good measure. Instead, they throw away everything in one period. Disgraceful.