If you opted to go to church or brunch or maybe out for a good run instead of watching the Blackhawks host the Red Wings, you had a productive day.
Because the Blackhawks did nothing to earn your attention – or dollars – at the United Center.
The Hawks allowed two goals in a span of 2:10 early in the first period and the game was effectively over. Dylan Larkin and Mike Green scored to get Detroit a lead they wouldn’t need to worry about because the Hawks showed no effort to come back.
Neither team scored in the second period, which was a moral victory of sorts. Chicago was credited with a whole five shots on net in the second, though.
Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi scored in the third to close the books on the Blackhawks.
Jeff Glass stopped 22 of 26 in the loss but deserved better. There was almost nothing to note from the 18 skaters in front of him.
Ryan Hartman and Patrick Kane put a team-leading four shots on net. Jan Rutta led Chicago with five blocked shots. Tommy Wingles led Chicago with three hits.
Nobody scored in a game the Hawks had to have heading to their bye week.
And coach Joel Quenneville didn’t waste many words in his postgame comments.