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It’s Hard To Leave When You Can’t Find The Door: Hawks 2 – Pens 2 (Hawks win paper football)

Box Score

Event Summary

War On Ice

Natural Stat Trick

So I guess closing with a flourish isn’t on the cards, huh?

The Hawks got the two points, and that’s probably all that matters with the Hawks in something of a rut this month (though I don’t know if all teams would consider a 5-5 record this month a rut, but such are the standards round these parts). But against a Pens team stripped of Letang, Malkin, Hornqvist and Maatta, you’d like something a little better than pinned back for at least the last 30 of the game, coughing up a two-goal lead that really should have been the platform to close this one out easily. That’s how it’s going right now.

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One More Special Message To Go: Hawks at Penguins Preview/Pregame Thread/Square Dance

Hawk Wrestler vs. download

FACEOFF: 7pm Central

TV/RADIO: NBCSN, WGN Radio 720

IRON CITY BEER SUCKS: The Pensblog, Pensburgh

After getting to recalibrate the sights against the Coyotes, the Hawks will descend on Pittsburgh, PA to wrap up the pre-break schedule. Normally, this would feel like a pretty big game with about as much star power as any one NHL game can manufacture. But given that it’s on the second of a back-to-back, and the game before a break that everyone seems desperate to get to, this feels more like something to just get out of the way.

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