• IndianHeadCrest

    Looks like they did a good job keeping out Hawks fans for the most part. I hope they jam it down their fucking throats.

  • Lionel Hutz

    Fucking Roszival out there with Keith to start…

  • HossBoss81

    Oduya will the yips early.

    • Icdws

      Was thinking the same thing.

  • Icdws

    Tough to win playing the worst player in the nhl.

    • HossBoss81

      That certainly didnt take long.

  • Peanut Butter

    Rozi!

  • Icdws

    Why is that piece of shit playing in the playoffs. This is goddam ridiculous

  • To Saad be the glory

    Enough of this shit! Maybe that’s the one that will finally get rid of him

    • Icdws

      He is aready back on the ice

      • D_Smith

        How many goals is it because of him in just in the last 2 weeks…

      • To Saad be the glory

        I’m hoping for next game.

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Did you see how PISSED Q looked after the Rosival FuckUp!?

    Get him OFF the ICE NOW!

  • seabsrat

    He didn’t even miss a shift after that bullshit.

    • Icdws

      It’s insane

  • To Saad be the glory

    Funny,someone in hockeystreams.com chat said Vermette would be better on D than Rozi. I concur.

    • Icdws

      Cumiskey Rundblad erickson Dahlback Clendenning oh and leddy

    • D_Smith

      I think even Carcillo would be better. Maybe Q is just trying to see if they can win even with Rozsival as a challenge.

      • Icdws

        Fuck challenge the game I’d challenge enought

  • TitanTransistor

    Rozsival did not miss a shift.

    Let’s all remember that Vermette was scratched for ‘performance reasons’.

    • B.I.G. Forever

      Eddie O just pulled a all you young hockey players. Margins in these games will be VERY SMALL. Once of your slower defensemen skating AWAY from a rush is CATASTROPHIC

  • wreckinball

    Rosival sucks he wouldn’t be on any other NHL roster even Buffalo WTF

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Rosival OUT- Put ANYONE else in INCLUDING CarBomb, Runblad, Vermette or any of the Rockford Kids. Jeez

  • Ty J

    I think Shaw was drinking some of that good ole Tennessee Whiskey before the game..

  • Icdws

    One goal: get out of first period down only 1

    • B.I.G. Forever

      Goal not achieved

  • Brandon Murray

    AM I YELLING? YOU BET YOUR ASS I AM. PLEASE Q FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET ROZIE OUT OF THE LINEUP. HE FUCKING SUCKS AT EVERYTHING. FOR FUCKS SAKE HE’S TERRIBLE

    • D_Smith

      He’s only -2 in the first 18 minutes, so I’m expecting Q to start double-shifting him.

  • IndianHeadCrest

    Fucking Rattlehead

  • MrNikopopoulos

    wat. terrible.

  • IndianHeadCrest

    Hawks’ old guys suck.

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Gotta blame Craw for that. Stalberg is better than anyone on our 4th line, and no, Teuvo shouldn’t be a 4th liner

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Pull Crow? (OMG IS THIS HAPPENING)

  • Icdws

    That’s a wrap

  • MrNikopopoulos

    brutal

  • IndianHeadCrest

    What a shitshow

  • Peanut Butter

    Hey don’t you have a pretty good PK guy sitting up in the press box Q?

  • Icdws

    Stalberg had 2 goals this year. Fucking joke.

    • B.I.G. Forever

      Mistaken. He had 8 goals, that was only his 2nd playoff goal.

      • Icdws

        My fact checker let me down

        • B.I.G. Forever

          He must be a Blues fan 🙂

  • MrNikopopoulos

    this is starting to feel like the Germany-Brazil world cup game

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Not getting shots. Not making defensive plays or pinching. Bad goaltending. No real energy. No hitting. Only Shaw and Sharp played any kind of a 1st period.

    • Icdws

      Q has them playoff ready then?

      • B.I.G. Forever

        I’m not sure now….

  • Marian Brossa

    Nashville’s going to be pretty deflated when we pull his one out. Right where we want them.

    • B.I.G. Forever

      I like the way you think.

    • Marian Brossa

      Never doubted it for a second.

  • seabsrat

    This first period was brought to you by Michael Roszival, playing shitty hockey since the beginning of time.

    • billybee53

      Make him a healthy scratch for rest of the series – think there is a d-man on Rockford better than him!

      • Icdws

        Several

  • wreckinball

    Can’t lay down

  • wreckinball

    Rosival needs to sit but last two are on crow

    • D_Smith

      Yep I concur. They were ok for the first 5 minutes or so but then the wheels came off. I have a feeling Q will pull the slot machine lever on the lines.

  • TitanTransistor

    Huh. It’s almost like all of the lineup decisions that Q was criticized for were, in fact, terrible. It’s almost like you DON’T have to be a 2-time Stanley Cup winning coach to recognize stupid in action.

    • wreckinball

      Rosival in the lineup?

  • Harshboy

    Q’s lines pathetic. Fucking bush league . That was the worst start imaginable. Fucking Rosi is a hack that needs to sit. Way to give hackville confidence.
    Hawks get your head out of your asses and play hockey!

  • B.I.G. Forever

    This is a worse case scenario situation for an opening period of the PLAYOFFS. I, for the first time in my life, am hoping someone gets hurt. And that someone is Rosival. Shots lead to goals. If the only shots you get are Kruger missing the net by 10 feet then this will be a short run for this squad.

  • To Saad be the glory

    If I didn’t know any better,I’d say Q was using this as a throw away game to see what was going to work and what wasn’t. Of course,that would be silly,Q would never do that,would he?

    • TitanTransistor

      Trying to apply any logic or reason to Q’s insanity is your first mistake.

      In order to understand what he is doing, you must first completely detach yourself from reality. I recommend mind-altering substances.

    • Bob Lanz

      Can’t believe he is pulling him! First one was on Rosi and the the second was just bad period but the third was a deflection on the pp

  • Bob Lanz

    Not a good time for crow to not be great. I’m not blaming hi but he doesn’t look sharp and that with rosi bad penalties and forgetting how to kill them equals a three goal deficit. Wtf so much for close low scoring playoff games?

  • To Saad be the glory

    Darling,aw snap,here we go…..

  • Ty J

    EAT A DICK PREDS

  • To Saad be the glory

    Uno!

  • TitanTransistor

    Hammer!

  • Harshboy

    I almost forgot that fuckstick stalberg scored to really stick it them. Holy shit, I’m gonna be sick.

  • Marian Brossa

    Hjalmarsson’s only other playoff goal was against Nashville? I could have sworn he scored one against Detroit.

    /takes a drink

    • HossBoss81

      :'( At least we still won that game!

  • IndianHeadCrest

    Fucked up call. He grabbed Travis’ stick

  • Icdws

    PP time. Will Rozival be on the point? Watch for it.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Versteeg,haha Preds.

  • Bob Lanz

    The swede and the fin get us our first goal!

  • Bob Lanz

    No clowning around pp

  • TitanTransistor

    I swear to god fi they spend the entire 5on-3 trying to feed Hossa at the point over and over and over I’m going to lose it.

    • Bob Lanz

      What if they get it to hossa then kane then sharp then GOAL!

  • wihawkfan

    Beat the perks after this game and chi will own their psyche

  • TitanTransistor

    SHARP!

  • To Saad be the glory

    Dos!

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Wow, what a turn of events

  • IndianHeadCrest

    I’m getting a chubby

  • D_Smith

    That’s more like it

  • Icdws

    No Rozival and 2 goals hmmmm

  • Bob Lanz

    Kaner Hoss Sharpy second goal baby!

  • Icdws

    Bad sign. 32 back on the ice

  • wihawkfan

    I’m liking tuevo’s game tonight.

    • Icdws

      Most nights

  • D_Smith

    It’s playoffs so that means guaranteed double OT

  • Ty J

    Look at all the nervous Rinnies in the crowd ahahaha

  • IndianHeadCrest

    Fuck you, Rinne!

  • D_Smith

    I think they just woke up

  • To Saad be the glory

    3!

  • MrNikopopoulos

    Something had to give, indeed

  • Icdws

    Holy shit that play never works!

  • Icdws

    2helpers for 88

  • TitanTransistor

    Captain!

  • Bob Lanz

    Kaner tazer tie it up two points for showtime!

  • Bob Lanz

    Hammer, Sharpy, Tazer fucking right baby. Nashville it ain’t that easy

    • seabsrat

      They’ve all looked great tonight. I’m liking Shaw’s play for the most part too. Being real aggressive and causing problems on the forecheck.

      • Bob Lanz

        I can’t disagree with you, other than the bad penalty he has been very quick and getting pucks on net hard

      • Icdws

        Shaw is getting close. Maybe he gets the winner tonight

        • Bob Lanz

          It’s possible the way he’s playing

          • Icdws

            His craziness is stoking up the Preds to be undisciplined.

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Again, when the Hawks turn it on few teams can run with them. REALLY like Hjalmarsson in this game. GREAT TILT

    • Bob Lanz

      Hammer has been dominant on both ends

  • Brandon Murray

    Oh did Music city think we would just roll over and cry? No. It’s not over yet but this is much better. Oh & Roszival gives me diarrhea

    • Bob Lanz

      I know 32 has made me soil myself

    • wihawkfan

      Different sport but, Mike Brown ex-bear safety said some guys get punched in the mouth, taste blood and shrink. Some guys taste the blood and it gets them going. Our boys is awake.

  • Brandon Murray

    Hjalmarsson showing Rozie how to defend a 1on 1. Take note #32. Oh and Mike “The Nanny Beater” Rebeiro is trash.

  • Bob Lanz

    Time to shorten the bench a little, somehow I doubt Q sees what we see with rosy, what’s his ice time so far?

    • To Saad be the glory

      10 seconds or 10 minutes,it’s too much.

      • To Saad be the glory

        nhl.com says 8:16

    • wihawkfan

      I think q is massaging the roster. Trying to get away with as much rosy as he can to keep the real d men fresh for the long run. Playing with fire if you ask me but it’s the only thing that makes sense?!?!?!

    • rhodes

      Q appears to have the short leash on Kimmo.

  • To Saad be the glory

    One thing the Preds may win this series no matter what happens is the worst ice surface.Holy shit, I thought the UC was bad.

  • wreckinball

    Nice 2nd way to come back haven’t sent that in these Hawks that 2010 clip of them coming back inspired me

    • Bob Lanz

      2013 but yeah it’s nice to see

  • MrNikopopoulos

    Period 1 was the setup – Preds just got PUNK’D

  • Harshboy

    Actually the Hawks came back down 3-0 to the pederasts earlier this year.

    • Icdws

      Hey I was at that game. You are right sir

  • Icdws

    How many shots for NSH in 2nd?

    • TitanTransistor

      Four

      • Icdws

        Thanks. No wonder darling looked so good.

    • seabsrat

      I thought they said 4?

    • rhodes

      11 for hawks. That was a nice turnaround.

  • spotlight312

    No NHL team does rope-a-dope better than the Hawks!

  • Ty J

    Time for Kane to show them his dangle

  • rhodes

    Dive.

  • Icdws

    A nordstrom goal is as rare as hens teeth. Wood remind me of sopel

    • Bob Lanz

      Your boy shaw going hard to the net draws penalty

      • Icdws

        Causing trouble lets make it pay

  • To Saad be the glory

    Shaw needs to watch the splash.

  • TitanTransistor

    Yeesh, that’s gonna be another fine.

  • rhodes

    Has Timonen touched the ice yet in the 3rd? Haven’t seen him.

  • TitanTransistor

    If Shaw played like this more often, I’d complain about him far less.

    • Ty J

      Thank you Cap’n Obvi

    • Guest

      Or you could just complain less all the time…

  • rhodes

    Fat rebound there from Rinne

  • Brandon Murray

    Stating the obvious but a huge PK here

  • rhodes

    Hawks have not had a shorty in a long time…

  • TitanTransistor

    Man, Toews is getting ripped apart in the face-off circle tonight…

  • rhodes

    Ho. Lee. Shit.

    • rhodes

      …Darling save.

  • TitanTransistor

    Gaaaaaaaaaaah, my heart.

  • Icdws

    Helluva save there big guy

  • TitanTransistor

    Oduya having his worst game since returning from injury. HOpefully it’s a one-off.

  • MrNikopopoulos

    Darling is killin it

  • Icdws

    Love crow but oh my darling

  • seabsrat

    The Lemont native is playing big right now.

    • rhodes

      Lemont? I had no idea….

    • Icdws

      Drink

  • rhodes

    WOW. Darling is standing tall.

  • D_Smith

    It’s the big one Elizabeth I’m coming for you

  • TitanTransistor

    Other. End. Hawks.

  • IndianHeadCrest

    Jesus, is Clem on it tonight

  • Ty J

    We need an edge…put crow back in

  • TitanTransistor

    Hell of a come back, but OT could be hard playing 4 D. Keith has already played 28 minutes.

    On the other hand, I’m pretty sure I’d rather see him play 40 than see one shift of Rozsival.

    • seabsrat

      Dunno if you’re watching the intermission reports, but I imagine you foaming at the mouth at the complimentary things that were just said about Q.

      • TitanTransistor

        No, I just shake my head when people get compliments for cleaning up messes they made to begin with.

  • spotlight312

    Time to put on those magic shinpads shawzy.

  • Bob Lanz

    Overtime cause it the cup

  • spotlight312

    Overtime + 88 = ?

    • seabsrat

      It’s showtime.

  • Icdws

    Who u got? I’ll take duncs with a snipe

    • IndianHeadCrest

      Kaner. It’s only natural

  • Ty J

    #19 GW

  • TitanTransistor

    Just shoot the fucking puck Versteeg…

    • WookRN

      he and bicks both needed to shoot instead of waiting for a sealed up lane..

  • TitanTransistor

    Versteeg and Rozsival are embarrassing.

    • Guest

      So are you.

  • IndianHeadCrest

    Is there a reason the Hawks don’t like the other end of the ice?

  • rhodes

    Rosi and Kimmo get a shift together. Top 4 must be gassed.

  • TitanTransistor

    Bickell is annihilating people out there.

  • rhodes

    shit

  • Sasha flyersNducks

    What is with timmo not gettin any time? Is he still recovering?

    • TitanTransistor

      He hasn’t been very good as a Blackhawk thus far. Doubt Q trusts him at the moment. Still has 4 rounds to prove himself (hopefully).

      • WookRN

        Cause, you know…. Rosie is solid :/

  • Ty J

    Bicks with the bungle

  • rhodes

    How that was not a penalty on Keith, I will never know.

    • IndianHeadCrest

      That was brutal. Bad non call

  • Sasha flyersNducks

    What a save on hossa

  • Sasha flyersNducks

    I’m gunna have major heart problems after these playoffs

    • MrNikopopoulos

      Would definitely like to see the stats on the number of heart attacks in Chicago during the playoffs

  • Sasha flyersNducks

    Are you serious?

  • rhodes

    Wow. If I was a Preds fan, I would be pissed.

  • Icdws

    Is hockey the greatest fucking game or what?

    • Sasha flyersNducks

      It’s a great game but it’s not te greatest

    • Sasha flyersNducks

      Oh my bad! You are correct sir!

  • seabsrat

    Wow. The refs must be Hawks fans.. I’m not complaininf, but damn.

  • Sasha flyersNducks

    I can’t wait to see jets fans!

  • TitanTransistor

    Wow, that is a terrible call….

  • Sasha flyersNducks

    Lol fucking weber

  • rhodes

    I’m running out of booze. Bad planning.

    • IndianHeadCrest

      Tsk! Tsk! I have plenty.

      • rhodes

        I’ll be right over.

        • IndianHeadCrest

          Sweet. Rye? Scotch? Bourbon?

    • MrNikopopoulos

      the whiskey is flowing over here

    • Sopel the catfish

      You need to plan better (I’m a waaay better drunk thank you apparently/allegedly), I always have ample supply of several different liquors and at least one beer. My rule of thumb is when I restock a bottle for the bar I try to pick up a secondary bottle of whatever.

  • rhodes

    I’m a little worried about the Hawks short bench on defense.

    • rhodes

      Keith’s TOI is 36:19… so far.

      • DJ

        Oh, I think he can handle it.

      • Sopel the catfish

        Don’t you remember, he does commercials about exercising and playing the most because, you know, one goal or something or whatever McDonough said to say.

        • rhodes

          I’m a believer after tonight. I’ll take two of whatever he was selling.

  • Brandon Murray

    Roger that

  • Brandon Murray

    Double OT. Why the fuck not. At this point I’m almost out of beer

    • Sopel the catfish

      That’s why I picked up a bottle of Red Stag, Crown, Jack, and handle of Fireball yesterday. Irregardless (I don’t care if that isn’t a word, it’s a lot of fun and it’s hilarious when people get pissed when they hear it) I forgot where I was going with this, but irregardless you should switch/start to/with liquor.

    • Lionel Hutz

      2 beers left. Gonna try and stretch em out a little. Then we get into the heavy stuff. Hope it doesn’t come to that. Aside from the celebratory bourbon.

      • Sopel the catfish

        That’s also why I try to keep Golden Monkey on hand (9.5% ABV and it is fucking delicious)

        • Lionel Hutz

          I have some Goose Island Bourbon County Stout from the last few years and they are all 14%+ but it’d be a disaster after the first 10 beers.

      • WookRN

        15 people, a keg, and bringing the 60″ outside to watch.

        Playoffs in Iowa.

  • Lionel Hutz

    Hawks getting killed in the dot. Is it all Gaustad? How bad has Shaw been? Richards is 50% so everyone else must be that bad.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Was at my parents’ for dinner to start and couldn’t comment, so glad the boys were able to climb out of the 0-3 deficit as I had to talk some hope into my family, refs have been dogshit for/against both teams, never never never ever count the Hawks out. Not just blind fandom, but seriously you cannot ever count them out. There isn’t the same “come back from anything” feeling that 2010 had after coming back from down 0-5 to CGY, but the Hawks still have elite players and will not give up.

    • rhodes

      Agree about the refs. Bad night for them both ways.

      • seabsrat

        Bad night both ways, but I think we’ve gotten some bigger missed calls that benefited the Hawks more. I’m just pissed that we didn’t capitalize and end this before 32 has a chance to screw us in double OT.

        • Icdws

          32 makes entire team bad. I hate seeing him on thebice

  • rhodes

    Man, Rinne is looking kind of shaky with the rebounds. If the Hawks could just get some consistent time in the OZ.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Considering this is a best of 7 series, I can honestly say I mostly like how the game has gone tonight, I think at the bare minimum it proves that the Hawks will not roll over, and every game will be fought for. The Hawks will not be an easy out for any team in any round, and will hopefully be lifting Lord Stanley in several weeks.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Figures it would take until halfway through a second OT in a playoff game for people to operate a speed Rosie can follow.

    • rhodes

      He’s letting the game come to him.

    • Icdws

      He is going to cost us. He is horrendous

      • Sopel the catfish

        Most of the time I have spent talking about Hawks at work over the last few weeks have involved relating Rosie to Bollig, and I was pointing out some of his faults before and during his first failure tonight. I was yelling at the TV over the announcers pointing out his failing on the first goal. It wasn’t even like he got faked out, he just sucked hard.

        • DJ

          A step too slow on the first goal, compounded when he turned inside instead of outside, and got left in the figurative dust.

  • Sopel the catfish

    HAWKS WIN!!!!!

  • Sopel the catfish

    Fuck yourself Nashville!!!!

  • TitanTransistor

    Hawks win!

  • rhodes

    Great game from Darling. THE LEMONT NATIVE!

  • Icdws

    Was that a snipe by duncs? Hawks win!

  • TitanTransistor

    You won’t get a better contrast of performance than that. What was it, 30 seconds after Rozsival turned the puck over with zero pressure to create a Preds scoring chance when Keith ended the game?

  • Bob Lanz

    Titan suck on that winner baby! Fuck rosy we still won

    • TitanTransistor

      You realize I’ve been here through this entire game, cheering right? Like all 2OTs worth.

      • Guest

        “Cheering”

        • DJ

          In the same sense that the rider beating a dying camel “encourages” it. Yes, Lawrence of Arabia is on right now.

  • Brandon Murray

    Oh hell yeah. Time to pee, pass out, & figure put how to work hung over. 2 points for Showtime & a 1-0 lead bitches!

  • D_Smith

    Holy crap that was an amazing shot by Keith. I had to go back and slo-mo the replay, but in-between 3 Preds (with some help by Toews) and by Rinne far post from the blue line.

  • DJ

    Home ice now ours.

    Check…

  • rhodes

    Darling with 38 saves. Only 4 of those in the 2nd period. Pretty nice clutch performance.

    • rhodes

      42!

      • Sopel the catfish

        The answer to the ultimate question!

    • spotlight312

      Does it count as a playoff shutout for him?

  • DJ

    Oopsie. Calgary now leads with :29.6 to go.

  • spotlight312

    Great night for Hawks! Leddy won, heck even Bollig won. Stalberg didn’t tho’.

    • Sopel the catfish

      Please do not ever willingly include Bollig with anything Hawks related. Thank you.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Slightly paraphrasing myself, I will not worry about the Hawks unless/untill/if they end up in an elimination game. Furthering that even if they are in said game I will not worry until the clock actually stops and the game is over with them lower on the scoreboard.

    New thought;
    There have been times this year where I/we haven’t felt the same “we can come back from fucking anything like a 5-0 deficit to CGY” but there has not been any actual quit from the Hawks. We can argue that the Hawks roster wins in spite of roster decisions in spite of Q, but that would in effect argue that Stan has Q proofed his roster and given us the fans players that will step up and bring it. This is only one game and it is only the first round, however I feel that it speaks volumes to all the hopes and concerns we have all had about the team this year. There are special players on this team and due to (and in spite of) decisions and moves that are made THE BLACKHAWKS (they are more than just a player or a coach) win games and come back in games that others would be out of. No matter what occurs it is a good time to be a Hawks fan, and a good time to watch hockey.

  • rhodes

    Just testing something, please ignore….

    https://twitter.com/TramyersCSN/status/589502821856190465