Bruins Top Blackhawks With 17 Seconds Remaining

Yup, go ahead. Make your comments about the significance of 17 seconds when the Blackhawks are in Boston. Why not? Those are fond memorie. s.

This ain’t that team.

But there were a few nice takeaways from the Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss in Boston on Thursday night even though they allowed the game-winning goal with 17 seconds remaining in regulation.

Brandon Hagel scored two more goals, giving him an even 20 on the season. His play continues to impress all over the ice. I know his name has been thrown around as we near the trade deadline, but he’s the kind of player you want on your roster as you start building the next generation of Blackhawks.

The line of DeBrincat-Strome-Kane was relied on heavily on Thursday night and they earned it. All three skated more than 23 minutes in the game. Strome picked up an assist and won 12 of 25 faceoffs, taking by far the most on the roster (Jonathan Toews won seven of 18). After they combined for 14 points against Anaheim they combined to put 10 shots on net on this night (six from DeBrincat) and four points (one assist for all three and a goal from DeBrincat).

Dominik Kubalik was limited to 7:23 on the ice, 2:01 of which came on the power play. It’s increasingly hard to imagine the Blackhawks wouldn’t move him at the deadline if a decent offer was made.

Tyler Johnson skated only 7:46 with 2:44 coming on the advantage. He failed to register a shot on goal… or anything else in the box score but a negative-one rating.

Philipp Kurashev skated a team-low 5:05 and, like Johnson, failed to make an impact on the box score.

Kirby Dach had an assist, one hit and one takeaway while winning one of his two faceoffs in the game. He skated 17:31.

38 thoughts on “Bruins Top Blackhawks With 17 Seconds Remaining

  • March 10, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    That’s Hockey , Boston has a chance to make the second season ! Chicago doesn’t and there are a lot of players that are looking around thinking they’re going to be traded ! Some likely want to be after the last 4 months playing for the Wirtz or maybe I should say the Worst group in years in Hockey ! From First to Worst in a few years ! I look at the recent ads I get for tickets and all the extras I see for a 50 buck ticket ! Tickets in Toronto are 300 to 500 with no extras ! I know as I went to see Hawks play Toronto and for 2 tickets and a couple of beers and parking it was 1000 $ bill ! Thats at the Mecca , a world class city TORONTO , , best , Pops 4

  • March 10, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Kubalik needs to go, I’ve seen enough. If you can trade him and a veteran D Man or two it would help. Still not expecting too much.

  • March 10, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    That’s pretty much it. The only thing I would add is that S. Jones led all players with 26:02, he was +1. His stat line wasn’t bad. 3 SOG, 2 Hits, and 1 TKA. One thing that was glaring, when compared to the rest of the defensive corps is that he had 0 BLKS. Everyone else, on defense, had at least 1 BLK. I’m not sure why that is, but it’s worth noting.
    Tab brought up the 3rd line and their lack of TOI and lack of productivity. Is that because they were really that ineffective or is that just HC King mismanaging line playing time. Entwistle deserves to be back on the ice. Maybe they’re showcasing Kurashev. I don’t know why. He’s invisible out there. He may be that bag of pucks that’s thrown in to “sweeten a deal”.
    Maybe HC King should try Borgstrom at 3C and put T. Johnson on the RW with Kubalik on the LW. Entwistle is a big kid and would, no doubt, contribute with Lafferty and Carpenter. He may, in fact, make the 4th line more dangerous. But, I’m just a guy who’s watched the game for 40+ years.
    Next Game.

  • March 10, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Pop 4, no argument about Toronto being a world class city, but what about their hockey club which holds the record for the longest dry spell for not winning the Cup. If the Leafs don’t win in the next couple of years, the league ought to move the HOF to an American city that wins every once in a while. My vote is the NY area with three teams.

  • March 10, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    PK sucks and…

    …Jake McCabe sucks – 1st BOS goal comes from his turnover 2nd he’s in the penalty box 3rd he’s turns puck over resulting in Murphy taking a penalty and BOS gets PP goal 4th he falls down trying to check Pasta who ends up scoring the winner

    Other than those two things Hawks played a good game except for last 5 minutes when BOS increased their intensity and as usual they wilted – they can’t play the defensive shell they are not big and strong enough plus King kept running 5 and 6 out there – give me Stillman or Regula with Murphy or put them out as a pair if Jones and DeHaan just came off but not McCabe …ugggh

    Trading McCabe would be addition by subtraction – if Caleb were to have played tonight in his stead the Hawks would have won – that’s how much he negatively impacted the game and this is normal for McCabe

    Kub needs a centre (not Kurashev) – get Entwistle back in – a team that trades for Kub and puts him with good line mates is going to like him – 23 and 90 are not contributing- Kub is on his own and he can’t create his own chances – he needs a centre

    Lank was OK – I think you need a save on the 4th goal – bad bounce yes but you need the save there

  • March 10, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    If they end up keeping Kub then put him with Reichel as his centre and I think he’ll start scoring again

  • March 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    17 seconds,oh the irony! I agree with wraparound, McCabe was awful and has been all year. Murphy not much better. Maybe they are both gone by the start of next season, and we can have some prospects making mistakes, but at least getting the experience. It’s going to be a rough season next year anyway.

  • March 10, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Wrap, I believe you hit the nail right on the head with your observations on this team wilting and not being big and strong enough to fall back and protect the scoring areas at closing time. Lots of half hearted stick checking and pushing combined with the very real possibility that they are not a very well conditioned team. Watch the top tier teams in the league and the stark differences are glaringly evident. There is a definite need for a culture change employed and enforced by an entire new coaching staff.

  • March 10, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Hawks had no idea they had to beat the refs as well, Refs should not decide games with horrible calls. Other than that, the head coach is a moron. Doesn’t care about bad calls, he takes em like a weak girl. Pathetic.

  • March 11, 2022 at 4:59 am

    that would have been a great line… different than w/ Saad, but equally great perhaps better

    Tab- I agree on Hagel being a Player to build off of… I just don’t know if Hawks Think tank can build it fast enough for Hagel to matter in the “Rebuild”… F*^%’ N – Bowman!!! thanks

  • March 11, 2022 at 6:37 am

    @Murphy and @McCabe – It’s time to go boys! When it counts most you can count on one or both of them to commit a huge blunder. If I am on that team, I want them traded tomorrow! How many times do we have to say – bring the kids up and let them gain much needed experience!

  • March 11, 2022 at 6:46 am

    Not a bad result against a playoff bound team. Agree McCabe struggled again, last goal a bouncing puck that took the wrong bounces. Take the 17 seconds games this way for sure. Agree Tab and have said before why would you want to trade Hagel, yes if somebody wanted to greatly overpay then listen to it but a perfect guy to build around. Wrap agree need some forwards who can spend time playing with the puck late in the game, can’t score if they don’t have the puck as Q used to say. 38, 19 and 77 only line with good possession stats by a long ways. TimW been waiting for an announcememt on a conditioning coach, just look at Flames and listen to Sutter talk about what the biggest reason for their turn around was, better conditiong made everything else possible. May get a trade or 2 this week ahead of tdl hopefully, usually teams like to get players they are targetting a little ahead of it to make sure they get them.

  • March 11, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Dump and chase or should I say dump and lose possession. This only works when you have players that work hard in the corners, Hawks not so many. McCabe, Kubilik and a few others need a new home soon. Going to be hard to watch the rest of the way.

  • March 11, 2022 at 7:35 am

    At beginning of the season I said Hagel would score 20 goals and maybe 25 ( many here where laughing).now I really think that Hagel who outworks his opponents will probably get 25 goals this year and will get better in the next years probably a 50 pts/ year for many years to come .love him with Red Deer and love him even more with the Hawks . A real leader,warrior,always ready to step in, intelligent player ,giving 100% on every shift, ect ect . Don’t need to be Einstein to understand why so many team wants him .Who would be crazy enough to trade him . Probably Bowman .Don’t trade the heart off the Hawks . It would be the biggest mistake from the new GM. Buffalo already did a mistake by not keeping him and they know Now the huge impact Hagel would have on their team . 31 teams would love to get a a young 23 y o heart on their team .

  • March 11, 2022 at 7:50 am

    If Murphy could bring back a first then I say trade him – David Savard got a first in return last year and Chariot likely this year so why not Murphy?

    I’d rather McCabe be gone but don’t see much a return there

    But if one of those two is traded by training camp and CDH at TDL then there are two open spots on the D – we need those spots

  • March 11, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Do you all remember this Stan Doozy…If we can get (2) 2nd rounders for each of McCabe, Murphy, and DeHaan I would be thrilled with 7 2nd round picks! :) All of these three guys are exponentially better that Blood Clot Kimmo!!
    The Philadelphia Flyers have traded defenseman Kimmo Timonen to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a second round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional draft pick in 2016, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

    Timonen, 39 (3/18/1975), was diagnosed with blood clots last summer and has missed the entire season due to the condition, but was recently cleared to play and has been preparing for a return to the ice for the past several weeks.

  • March 11, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Wrap the Dman from Rfd., on Nhl roster & maybe Vlassic if he signs this spring should be having a big impact the blueline in next couple of years. Dehaan be gone by tdl likely and maybe one of 5 or 6 by training camp but doubt both are. There is also the D not in Rfd. yet DeMastro, Allen and Kaiser, some who will impact the top 4 likely, so be 3 or 4 years before blueline picture starts coming into focus. Same can be said for Goaltending spot but as said before only player away there anyways.

    What the forward picture looks like after off season is a question. Lots of 4th line candidates, but the rest alot of unknown. How many of Cat, Strome and Kane are around 1, 2, or all 3. Same with Hagel, Toews and Dach 1, 2 or all 3 of them. Reichel be there but where, one of those lines or on a 3rd, with players under contract or maybe a real good young Nhl ready prospect acquired to play and grow there with him, likely revolving door for 1 spot at least. Who the coach is big part of it to when that is decided. Lots of questions to answer.

  • March 11, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Listening to the 2 guys blabbing on about Strome and how good he has been in the last 20 games and while he has improved his play the team during that same period of 20 games has a record of 6-12-2.

    Somehow Strome playing well and winning hockey does not correlate.

    Why is King playing 17-12-88 over 23 minutes?

    Why is Carpenter still on the team, Entwhistle for sure and Slavin maybe should be playing well before Carpenter touch’s the ice.

    Kub’s will be gone for sure but selling him will be selling low and I can see trading him being a mistake.

    And there should be absolutely no one that isn’t tradeable on this team, absolutely no one

  • March 11, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Fun watch last night but they ran out of gas in the end when Boston increased the pressure.

    Just wondering how long the NHL will allow Marchand to continue taking cheap shots. On the Boston PK, he leveled Hagel from behind and Hagel’s head snapped back. Then Carlo also gave him a shot later. It was awesome when Hagel eventually scored the PP goal. Marchand is not a repeat offender, he is a constant offender. Then again, the officiating was lousy last night.

  • March 11, 2022 at 10:13 am

    4-goal Lankinen lives again!
    You can make book on the fact that when he plays?
    Count on 4 goals against.

    Whoever said #6 is terrible could be no more correct. Has been that way all year.

    Team him with #5 and you have two d-men that can’t defend a cross ice pass or stay on their skates.

    Thank you Stan Bowman for all the above.

  • March 11, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Tommy Ivan
    Hawks would easily get four 2nd rd picks for McCabe/Murphy… if Bowman was the GM for every other team in NHL

    Murphy- Never liked him- unless he is paid/used like Sopel………………..
    Sopel great value= $1m/yr–skating on PK and 10 more minutes a game
    Murphy– Horrible value as more than 3rd pairing D guy – over $2m and more than 10 min/ game + PK

  • March 11, 2022 at 10:37 am

    @Mr. Blutarsky – I should have mentioned that…Stan and Peter Chiarelli!

    I don’t know why – but I really despise seeing Murphy, McCabe, and DeHaan on the ice! Oh wait – it’s because they suck and they aren’t getting better and taking up a valuable starting spot for a defensemen like Phillips, Mitchell, Galvas, Kalynuk, or Beaudin. I am OK with these young guys making the mistakes that the three vets make, but at some point, learn from them and don’t do it again!

    Also, I don’t like it when the poor kid Caleb Jones sits! I really like him, Stillman, and especially Regula next to Seth. We have the makings of a great defensive team, just get the junk out!

    Where is Waldo Gustufson?

  • March 11, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Someone posted the other day that Hagel will never be more than a second line player. That may or may not be true, but once you get past the top 5 guys or so in any draft class, getting a solid second line player out of the rest of the first round is a win. Lots of first rounders never even make the big club. Keep Hagel.

    I’m really hoping all of this noise around trading him is just noise. Keep Hagel.

    And just in case I forgot to mention it – keep Hagel.

  • March 11, 2022 at 10:51 am

    @Jordy – Would you trade Hagel to Columbus for our #1 pick back and a prospect like Alexandre Texier, a young center with decent size and has 9G 11A and 20Pts this year. I would have a hard time saying NO; even though, Hagel reminds me more and more of a young Brad Marchant without the thuggery!

  • March 11, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Pick up the phone and call NJ to see if they can use McCabe for Subban now. We got ten days to see if anyone could use Subban for 2.25mil.

  • March 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    JR – The Hawks moving McCabe or Murphy by TDL is unlikely at best. Maybe over the summer one can be shuffled off somewhere, but any trade we make regarding them isn’t likely to be a big win for us. We may even need to add a sweetener to get anything worth talking about back.

    We would have been out of cap hell real soon had we not taken on McCabe, Jones, and Johnson last summer. Now we will have a smaller version of it soon. That’s why Kubalik figures to go almost certainly by TDL. We won’t be looking to re-sign him at $4m. Get a 4th and be happy.

  • March 11, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    SS capspace shouldn’t be any issue with this team. The next cap hell could be keeping the talent amassed together in few years.

  • March 11, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    McCabe has N.T.C he ain`t going nowhere , another Stan classic .
    Can`t blame McCabe he is being put in a roll beyond his ability .

    Great points Silent Spot ….Cap Hell continues

  • March 11, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    My point Ian was we tied up about $22 mil or so (I didn’t bother to do the math) in cap last summer if you count Murphy, McCabe, Jones and Johnson. That’s essentially doubling the Kane and Toews hit next year, Dcat’s contract added to that. That’s what – about $50 mil between those guys. With the exception of Murphy, the signings ate some capital we could have used to absorb players with bad contracts next week. If we don’t move Fleury, there’s another decent hit.

  • March 11, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    SS if you look at cap ftiendly, current roster has under contract for next year, 5d S. Jones, Murphy, McCabe, Stillman and Regula. 8 Forwards Toews, Kane, Cat, Hagel, T. Johnson, Entwistle, Borgstrom and Khaira on ltir, plus all but a little over 2m of Connellys caphit for 59.1m. The cap is going up 1m, so thats 22.9 m to sign Lankinen, C. Jones, Dach and Strome Kubalik if they want, unlikely both come back. Outside of maybe another goalie rest of roster be Reichel and minimum caphit or a slightly more. Unless your going to sign some bigger ufa caphits, not in a rebuild capspace isn’t an issue.

  • March 11, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    MacCabes contract is a 7 team no trade to clause, so that isn’t going to block any trades if they really want to move him.

  • March 11, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Fingers crossed Ian finger crossed

  • March 12, 2022 at 11:31 am

    McCabe Jones and Murphy and who know maybe even caleb may just may have all been on team USA with Bowman as the gm. Obviously a moot point for several reasons including cancelled Olympics and an 0-10 start or whatever it was didn’t help.

    I don’t get it about McCabe and Murphy. Weren’t the analytics people raving about the future with these two together . Whayt the heck happened?

    No one cares what I think but I thought the Blackhawks should have traded kubalik when he was hot. He’s got or at least had a great shot. Again what happened?

    I hope to see fleury resigned. Lankinen need to steal a game now and then. Disappointing but I guess I can just hope he gets work in practice.

    As with many teams struggling, and it’s a 1v1 comparison and as teams compare up and down the lineup the Blackhawks just do not have the depth. Add in an overall lack of chemistry, scorers, and at times gameplan and the recipe foe disaster is all rught there

  • March 12, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    Bender, saw some of his teammates were asked what makes him so dangerous a scorer. One of the things mentioned was his wheelhouse is 3 feet wide. Made me think of Kubalik who seems this year his wheelhouse doesn’t look any bigger than 6″ wide. I’m sure alot of passes aren’t in his wheelhouse too, but seems like ones that he would’ve buried this year he isn’t making good contact with this year. A mental block that will work itself out, more skilled linemates or whatever he isn’t the same player we have seen last couple of years.

    New coaches will ultimately have to decide how defense is deployed next year. S. Jones like the deal or not fills a void that nobody else can fill on this team. Lots of shifts he is the best player on the ice, even if he needs to clean up some things, he is a no. 1 D guy. Murphy likely a needed extension until a youngster is ready to force him out. McCabe obviously a bad Bowman move in trying to make this group a playoff team. Will they try to move him or just reduce his playing time first, then mive him, if youngsters earn a spot they should play agree, but don’t agree with making it easy and just give them a spot. Doesn’t help having players not ready yet or just aren’t Nhl players in lineup playing big roles. They suffer from what they can’t do good enough yet, not just making same mistakes. Harms other youngsters developing in goal or at forward as well. Tough call what’s best but have to hope coaches get it right. Time should make that picture better to watch.

  • March 12, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Sorry should be what makes Debrincat such a dangerous scorer.

  • March 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Hagel is young and is playing far better than most first round draft picks ever turn out to be. Keep him.

    I’m wondering about Dach. He’s kind of out of it. Said he wasn’t worrying too much about face-offs, they’d he’d let people like them (THE REPORTERS) decide whether winning face-offs is important or not. That’s just a flat out dumb comment.
    Also, his knees don’t bend. He gets rag dolled. Some folks liked Teuvo (sp?) a lot. Dach reminds me of the Teuvo used to get rag dolled. He’s turned out to be an okay player but he sure isn’t star caliber. The Blackhawks need to decide what upside Dach can truly have going forward. One could argue he’s regressed since being drafted. And he sometimes just seems lazy on the ice, like on the PP when the pass zipped past him against Boston.

  • March 12, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    Avalanche,s Landeskog out with knee surgery. Might make it back for playoffs. Bigger package to be offered for Kane by them. Newhook,Byram,and 3 picks. Rangers also ramping up their Kane offer. I think Kane only waives no trade for the Rangers.

  • March 12, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    @ Big Indian

    Teravainen might not be “all star caliber”, but he’s A LOT better than just ok. He’s a very good two way forward. Big mistake the Hawks made letting him go.

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