Blackhawks Lose To Canucks

The Blackhawks talked a big game before the Vancouver Canucks came into the United Center on Sunday night.

They did nothing to back it up on the ice.

Roberto Luongo didn’t handle many of his 38 saves very well, but the Blackhawks did nothing to capitalize on dozens of fat rebounds. The Blackhawks forgot how to kill penalties, and remained stuck in neutral on their own power play.

Niklas Hjalmarsson picked up his first point of the season, and Marcus Kruger scored his second goal. That’s about it for the offense; they didn’t show up.

The Blackhawks had five power play opportunities. They failed on all five.

The Canucks had six power play opportunities. They scored on five.

In a nutshell, the Blackhawks sucked on Sunday night.

From a positive, some of the youngsters on the Hawks actually did play fairly well in the loss. Kruger won four of five faceoffs and was better in the corners, and was plus-two at the end of the night.. Nick Leddy, who had his worst period in the NHL in Tampa, came back strong on Sunday night. He was credited with three blocked shots and three hits, and ended the game as the Blackhawks’ ice time leader (23:31).

Michael Frolik had Chicago’s first goal.

Hjalmarsson was on the ice for five of Vancouver’s goals during his 19:03 on Sunday night.

Chicago plays next on Tuesday night in St. Louis.

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4 Responses to Blackhawks Lose To Canucks

  1. Cody says:

    PA-THE-TIC…. The only positive I can take from this is that hopefully this motivates the team to fix the number of problems they’re having, which have been largely deprioritized because the ‘Hawks have been accumulating points. But that won’t last with the efforts they’ve been giving the last few games.

  2. wall says:

    the Hawks looked like the Canucks in the 2010 playoffs against the Hawks… outworked, out hit, out skated, completely frustrated into penalties…

    Where is this “grit” we added??? It was on the bench most of the nite because we were losing and the “grit” doesn’t really generate offense (like Buff, Ladd, Madden).

    I have been on two guys all season… Bruno (slow) and Montador (just aweful, either falls down or loses puck and man every game). The Hawks defense is worse than their PowerPlay right now. The Canucks D-men punished the Hawks… who is afraid of Nick Leddy, Big Sam Lepisto, or Steve Montadork??? Keith, Jammer??? Not only are they some of the weakest hitters in the league (i know they are “puck Movers”), they can’t shoot the puck either. Did I say weak hitters, I meant non-hitters.
    Unless Bowman is going to chase after Weber or Ryan S. next year… we should bring up Dylan Olsen this year so I can see a Hawks D-men seperate someone from the puck like the Canucks did to our forwards. And then spend some money on the best, toughest forward, w/ grit and skill ( who’s name is not Brunette).

  3. JB says:

    Biggest hit I saw all nite was Kaner laying out one of the Sedins. That says it all. Multiple times they snowed Crow and nobody did anything about it. Isnt that why we got all this “grit”? Terrible. PP is nonexistant. Can we decline PPs?

  4. South of I-70 says:

    Tab,
    I think that we can’t forget that goal that Seabrook watched go by. Or the great screen our D-men put on Crawford on another. It has been a few years since I have seen hockey played like that in Chicago and the old man was still in charge. Q should have burned a time out in the second a jerked a not in their tails right then. There were a couple of solo tries by Toews who I believe knew that if he passed the puck to anyone they would just cough it up. The passing blew! I am sure I’m missing some more stuff but I have no desire to watch it again. Q ought to play that game in a loop until St. Louis. I was embarrassed and I didn’t even have skates on!

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