Marty Turco tried.
Turco, starting his second straight game for an ill Corey Crawford, kept 30 of the first 31 shots he faced out of the net and made a number of huge saves throughout the game, but one man isn’t enough on the NHL.
And on Tuesday night, Turco was all along in St. Louis.
After a first period hit took captain Jonathan Toews to the locker room for the rest of the night, the rest of the team didn’t do anything to help Turco. The first period that saw Toews get hurt also featured Turco enduring an 18-shot barrage. Somehow, the Blackhawks were up 1-0 after one period despite being outplayed in nearly every aspect of the game.
Without Toews, the Hawks had nothing.
Tomas Kopecky won two of 13 faceoffs, Nick Boynton committed some more disgusting turnovers, and despite having Patrick Kane back on the ice the offense was nowhere to be found. The Blackhawks four game winning streak was snapped… now fans have to hope no part of Toews was, too.