Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hawks Lose to Flames, Limp Back to UC

The Blackhawks were defeated 6-4 on Wednesday night up in the Great White North by the Calgary Flames, and with the series now knotted at two games apiece, things aren't looking so rosy for the Hawks.

The most notable failure in this game was clearly that of the defense. A whiffed pass by Cam Barker led to a goal for the Flames, and a couple of poor positioning-defensemen also didn't help matters by screening Nikolai Khabibulin, allowing multiple goals and for the author of this post to rip his hair out (yeah, it's a little long).

Needless to say, the Hawks need to forget about these two games that they've just played, and focus on the fact that this is now a best two-out-of-three series, and that THEY, not the Flames, are in the advantageous position of having two of these games at home. They have to hold serve on Saturday night at the UC. If they don't, it's game over.

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