Despite a much needed 4-2 win last night over the Minnesota Wild-ly fucking ugly jerseys, the Predators won 5-1 over Edmonton, so the 'Hawks remain 6 points out of the final playoff spot. However, there were a lot of good things to draw on from last nights game.
- Patty Lalime was a champ in goal last night, stopping 28 shots.
- The Pentalty Kill shutout the 9th best Power Play team in the NHL, with great play from all the defensemen including Duncan Keith who scored a go ahead goal in the 2nd off of a midair rebound which was ruled legal.
- Dustin Byfuglien scored the game winner and continues to be in my opinion the second half offensive MVP, with Patrick Sharp coming in second.
On the other hand, I'm not sure so sure about Andrew Ladd thus far. There was one instance where he was back checking Pavol Demitra, and for no reason just stopped. So basically, it looks like we traded Tuomo Ruutu...for Tuomo Ruutu. Hopefully Savvy will chew his ass out and get him going.
The Hawks are back on again tonight on Comcast as they host Ducks...join me in commiting to the Indian.
In other news, The Bulls beat a shittier team then them. Hooray. Call me when you make some noise.