The hit on Marian Hossa by cheap shot artist and repeat offender Raffi Torres apparently was viewed differently in Phoenix by their announcers, especially former goon/pest color analyst Tyson Nash.
Yesterday may have been the most frustrating day I’ve ever experienced as a Chicago Blackhawks fan.
After the Chicago Blackhawks’ stunning and epic 4-3 overtime victory over the Vancouver Canucks, I nearly had to check myself into the nearest hospital for suffering multiple heart attacks.
Not really, but that’s exactly how I felt after Sunday night’s game.
The situation has been clear for the ‘Hawks since dropping the first three games of the series: win and you get a chance to continue on to the second round. Lose, and you’re sent home for good.
The ‘Hawks choose the former, but it wasn’t easy.
A 2-1 record after three games of the infamous six-game “circus” trip gives the Blackhawks momentum heading into Wednesday’s game against San Jose. Unfortunately they’ve failed all season, and during this road trip, to find the consistency that could get them out of the .500 bubble they are in right now.
A shut-out win in Edmonton was followed by a 7-2 loss in Calgary, and that was followed by a 7-1 win in Vancouver.
Where’s the consistency?
Frankly, there isn’t any.
It was a tough loss for the Chicago Blackhawks Monday night. The team was coming off a stellar win against Minnesota Saturday, and with Brian Campbell back in the lineup for the first time this season, the Blackhawks were amped for another win.
The New York Rangers had different plans.