Flames 7, Blackhawks 2

And … boom goes the dynamite.

After jumping out to a one-goal lead in the first – on a Jack Skille shot from along the boards which probably shouldn’t have even squeaked past Flames’ goalie Mikka Kipprusoff – the Flames scored seven straight.  Want any more of a recap than that?

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– On days when I spell John, I typically watch the game live and then watch it early the next morning again so I can pick up things I may have missed the first time through.  Didn’t do that this time.  Couldn’t stomach it.

– About the only good thing to come out of last night is those Lemonhead commercials with Toews and Kane.  Not so bad.

– Speaking of commercials, one of my favorite commercials in years is that cell phone  commercial – I forget the company – where the doctor is checking out the very recently injured football player.  The commercial begins with the player telling the doctor, ‘I just got your email.  I’m out for the season?”  The doctor turns to the player and with a big smile says, “Oh yeah, I just switched to [phone carrier x]; I get unlimited emails.”  I usually watch that commercial three to four times when it comes on.  (Yes, it was that kind of a game last night.)

– Who thought a Pisani-Kopecky-Brouwer combination was a good idea anyway?  There’s no doubt in my mind that this team has the best chance to win when Patrick Sharp is the second line center and Dave Bolland – who should probably be an Atlanta Thrasher now – centers the third.  Case closed.

– I think we usually do a good job being objective with our thoughts on this site, but when effort becomes an issue, all objectivity goes out the window.  Last night, the Hawks cruised through at least the second half of the contest, so all bets are off.  The fourth line did a decent job to play its role; Viktor Stalberg and Kopecky hustled; and that was about it.  The defensemen were horrible.

– If tonight turns into a beating, I think it’s safe to say the Hawks are in trouble.  They’ve already dug themselves a decent hole – and it may start to be so deep that it will be difficult to climb out of.

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6 Responses to Flames 7, Blackhawks 2

  1. Scott says:

    I hope I’m not the only one that thinks the stat ferret commercial is classic.

  2. Dave Morris says:

    Gentlemen, possibly the worst game the Blackhawks have played since the 2007-08 season.

    Remember way back then?

    Troy Brouwer may be on his way back to the Norfolk Admirals after this one. Because I doubt the IceHogs or the Walleye have room for him.

  3. Otter says:

    When Skille’s goal went in I thought, “maybe luck will be on the Hawks side since they’re getting totally outplayed at the moment…” I thought wrong. Ugly game. This team is is a ton of trouble. Not sure what happened to the defense, it’s a total mess. I know Keith played a TON of hockey last year and Seabrook wasn’t far behind him, but Ham Sandwich has been very very poor also. Campbell has been strong since his return, however.

  4. Mark says:

    This is far worse than anyone could imagine going into the season. This team needs huge improvement in almost all areas and they need it fast. Never thought they would need huge strides just to make the post season.

    The Hawks spent a lot of money on “its core” last off season. It would be nice if those three would start justifying their salaries. They are being paid like stars and playing nowhere close to that level night in and night out.

  5. Patrick says:

    Sweet! The Hawks pounded the Flames 7-2. Oh, wait. What?

    What a load of horseshit. I know that every other NHL team was going to be gunning for them this year, but is it too much to ask the players to care?

  6. Cam says:

    Now the Hawks thrash the Canucks. Figure that out.

    Might be the one highlight of this season.

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