• cza

    Why sure, NBC. I’d much rather watch the last three minutes of a 6-2 game I care nothing about than see the best fucking anthem in American professional sports. Assholes.

    • Call_me_Ishmael_again

      CBC cut away from the Habs snorefest to cover the anthem. Never seen that happen before.

      • cza

        I knew I was doomed when they even lavished attention on that time-sucking, wet fart of a fight.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      They have 4 channels to show these games. They already stagger the starts. No idea why they don’t use 2 different channels

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    Let’s Go Hawks!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    HIGHWAY ROBBERY BY CROW!!!

  • D_Smith

    Quiet in here tonight.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Calm before the storm?

    • Icdws

      Playoff crowds can be like that. Need a goal off a rush to stir it up. First playoff game the guy sitting in front of us ripped on two guys: Hoss and Hammer. Dude shut the fuck up!

      • D_Smith

        Know what you mean. I was at UC for game 4 last round and people next to us were awful and did nothing but complain. Despite it all had to high-five them after the 3 OT win.

        • Icdws

          Hopefully they got smarter!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Wild and Dubnyk with a very shaky 1st. Shame haven’t taken advantage on the scoreboard

  • Icdws

    Something will break our way. Keep the puck in wild zone that is key.

  • wreckinball

    LGH

  • Icdws

    Are the guys in love with the wild tonight? Lots of praise going their way.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      I think they just don’t know what to talk about since they can’t bag on Crawford yet this game.

      • Icdws

        Must be

  • Icdws

    Oduya with save! Down goes Stewart!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    What a phenomenal play by Oduya there. Great recovery

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    That looked like it hurt.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Just a bit

  • seabsrat

    Chris Stewart: Voted most likely to be a billy goat pretending to be human.

    http://www.slrobertson.com/images/new-zealand/south-island/kairuru-farm/billy-goat-2-b.jpg

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Really, the announcers thought that should have been a penalty on Oduya for getting the puck? Okaaaaayyyyyy…

  • ourgeorge

    Nice finish.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! SHORTHANDED!!!

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    CAPTAIN!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    uh-oh. Did that go over?

    • D_Smith

      yup looks good

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Yes it did! Good goal!

  • To Saad be the glory

    Jeese,who opened the aggressive can of whoop ass on the pk?

  • Aaeismacgychel

    CRAWFORD!!!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    CROW AGAIN!!!

    • seabsrat

      That’s why he’s the #1 goaltender. He seems to be back in regular season form tonight!

      • Aaeismacgychel

        So far I’d argue he’s in postseason vs. Wild form. Heck of a game thus far. Let’s give him some insurance goals.

      • Icdws

        He does. Some teams just have your number, or get it. Preds were on him and in his head. He looks much more comfortable out there tonight.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Crawford! BEAUTY!

  • Icdws

    Crow is throwing it tonight. Let’s get him another one guys

  • Icdws

    Vermette is skating well tonight. That line is keeping the pressure on.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Absolutely. Glad he’s found his form in the playoffs

      • Icdws

        I knew as soon as said that he would lose a face off!

  • seabsrat

    SHOWTIME

  • ourgeorge

    hot damn!

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    MAGIC!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!! PATRICK KANE!!!! WHAT AN OUTLET PASS!!!

  • To Saad be the glory

    SHOWTIME!

  • disqus_AjQK544RED

    What does it mean when a slapshot “rattles away wide”?

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Seriously, Rozi? Seriously?

    • D_Smith

      It wouldn’t be a game without at least 1 Rosi f up.

    • Icdws

      Slow Rosie to the wild rescue!

  • WookRN

    Was that the exact same shot from Kaner?

  • Nittacci

    Now it’s fun.

  • seabsrat

    The story of Michael Rozsival was that closeup they just had of him in the box where he picked his nose on camera and looked at it.

    • Icdws

      $10.00 he eats it. Yeah, that kid will eat anything

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Great job by Kruger there.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I’m a bit scared by the way- I totally agreed with Pierre that that was a penalty when that happened

    • Icdws

      I thought at first he was talking about the Marquis de Kruger.

    • D_Smith

      It’s felt like a game destined for OT, but I’ll feel a little better after they get through this PK.

      • Icdws

        Feel better? That is exactly why Crow catches so much shit. All his great saves get forgotten when another softie happens.

  • Icdws

    What will Roenick say at period break? Last time he said wild needs whole team to guard Kane or he will kill you. Prophetic.

  • Peanut Butter

    As soon as Toews put the puck in and took the team goals lead, I knew Kaner would have to follow up with a goal just so Captain couldn’t be ahead of him. I love how they battle with each other for things like that.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    holy frak… Geez. That’s a terrible goal. Ugh

  • Aaeismacgychel

    *shaking head* I still can’t believe that went in

  • To Saad be the glory

    fucking Rozsival,Versteeg is lonely.

  • Sopel the catfish

    I want 13 dressing as the 6th d man from here on out, he would be more useful and seems to make smarter plays. Crow had burned all of his cool downs on his awesome saves earlier (that’s a video game joke for y’all older folk) and let a weak one in, I don’t suspect it will happen again this game. Let’s go Hawks.

    • Icdws

      All of a sudden crow is not finding the puck. I’d feel better with another goal. But with Rosie on PP it should be a given

  • Sopel the catfish

    Sweet play Vermy to Teuvo good chance there.

    • ourgeorge

      yeah, nice counterattack

    • To Saad be the glory

      Saad needs to loan Teuvo some of his beard.

      • Sopel the catfish

        You would think they know what a mullet is in Finland…

        • To Saad be the glory

          lol,only you would think of something like that.

  • Icdws

    Keep it in the wild zone.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    There we go. Dumb as hell penalty by Koivu. Score here, Hawks

  • Sopel the catfish

    Also good evening to everyone glad to finally be here, mostly happy with the play so far tonight (scoreboard helps) have to send out some more Crow love for the saves that he’s made tonight.

    • Icdws

      Welcome back. Thought the monkey got ya

      • Sopel the catfish

        Had watched the last few games either with a bunch of people over or at my folks place, disqus on mobile makes you want to kill yourself so it has been a while.

        • To Saad be the glory

          Disqus on mobile is a myth,I think it only works in the matrix or something.

          • WookRN

            Welcome to my life….
            Disques on mobile watching in an empty pt room….

          • Icdws

            Hey could be worse You could be in Iowa.

          • WookRN

            Low blow man….

          • Icdws

            Sorry the door opened I couldn’t resist

          • WookRN

            Plus side. Since no one watches hockey casual here (hard core or nothing), there was no “goalie controversy”.

  • Sopel the catfish

    TEUVO TO SHARPIE!!!!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!! SHARPIE!!!

  • To Saad be the glory

    SHARPIE!!

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    Handsome!

  • WookRN

    Teuvo time! Sharpie with an even strength!

  • Icdws

    That line looks like the difference between these teams. They have skated circles around wild in both games

  • Brandon Murray

    Dear Coach Q,
    Thank you for finally playing 86 & sitting 23. What took you so long?

    • WookRN

      Now…. Rosie….

    • Sopel the catfish

      I concur, and patiently await the ultimate reunion of either 19-88-20 or 19-88-29 when Q decides to tear open a whole in the universe akin to putting a bag of holding inside a portable hole (or portable hole inside a bag of holding, I don’t remember which is worse but seriously don’t ever do it and pray to Corellon Larethian you make your saves if you ever do.)

      • WookRN

        Ha! NERD!

        (And I think it works both ways)

        • Sopel the catfish

          Both do bad things but the results of a failed save differ for each scenario. One is like a black hole and everyone dies, the other is like a black hole but only in a tiny area I think.

          • Sopel the catfish

            Per the Paizo wiki
            *If a bag of holding is placed within a portable hole, a rift to the Astral Plane is torn in the space: bag and hole alike are sucked into the void and forever lost. If a portable hole is placed within a bag of holding, it opens a gate to the Astral Plane: the hole, the bag, and any creatures within a 10-foot radius are drawn there, destroying the portable hole and bag of holding in the process.*

      • To Saad be the glory

        I think the 9 realms have to line up and we have to see a hammer go flying by us or something before that happens.

        • Sopel the catfish

          Imax 3D last night, Avengers Ultron was worth the dough IMO. I was entertained.

          • To Saad be the glory

            Sweet,I’m looking forward to it.

  • Icdws

    Hello!!! great shot of Hawks bench! Go back to that please.

  • D_Smith

    Versteeg or somebody lol…

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Great great shift there by the Hawks. Grind them to paste. Wild can’t score if they don’t have the puck

  • Bob Lanz

    Just wanted to jump in and say Lets Go Hawks! 8 minutes of solid hockee to go

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Another solid solid shift. Keep this up.

  • BestPredsForward

    This is the best the Blackhawks have looked while having a lead 3rd period. They’re actually sustaining offensive pressure!

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    DOWN GOES CRAWFORD

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Crawford might be concussed

    • CornelisonsFlagPointer

      That was weird of them to wonder if the “dark room” (aka concussion) rule was different for goalies. Why the hell would it be so?

      • Aaeismacgychel

        Yeah, in fact it should be far more likely. You can’t have a concussed goalie out there- that could be an endgame scenario as a goalie can’t even protect himself from contact

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I’d honestly put Darling in here just in case.

    • seabsrat

      I didn’t like the way Crow looked after taking that shot at all.

      • D_Smith

        Yeah the mask change looked more like an excuse to take a minute to clear the fog.

        • Aaeismacgychel

          Absolutely. Smart move there to take the time

      • Icdws

        He was rocked for sure. I didn’t like how the Hawks didn’t do something to stop play, ice it, offside something.

  • To Saad be the glory

    NO,the new mask has super powers,NO!!

  • Peanut Butter

    Damn I liked that mask. Hope Crow’s head is ok.

    • Icdws

      Me too butter. THe wife was yelling NOOOOO, don’t switch..

  • Sopel the catfish

    I like the move by Teuvo to get that shot, I don’t like what may or may not be happening with Crow.

  • Marian Brossa

    Crawford replacing a Crawford mask with a Crawford mask be like: http://imgur.com/gallery/i3eLl

  • disqus_AjQK544RED

    The announcer cannot tell Kane by sight.

    • D_Smith

      Doc has had a couple rare goofs tonight but I have to admit I have much respect for hockey announcers generally. The action is so fast it’s impressive that they can keep up. Our local ECHL guy does the whole game standing just to help stay focused.

      • DJ

        I think Wideman stands up, too.

        • Icdws

          Rumsfeld stood too for whatever that is worth.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Depth perception strikes again, almost looked like 11 had a goal.

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    4:20 to go… gotcha

  • seabsrat

    Helmetless Saad is glorious.

  • Peanut Butter

    Showtime!

  • Sopel the catfish

    Kaner ENG

  • Aaeismacgychel

    PATRICK KANE!!!!! GOES ALL DATSYUK!!!

  • WookRN

    Three on Kane…. It’s not even fair to those guys

    • Sopel the catfish

      Where was the blindfold? Seriously guys

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    LOL Kaner on the bench. That wasn’t even fair.

  • Icdws

    That was a filthy dirty joke Kaner. Laughed out loud

  • Icdws

    Hey don’t touch the head!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Phenomenal team game. Phenomenal. Hard to beat this team when they play this well all-around. Now gotta play 2 smart road games, and steal away one of them. Great game,

    • jordyhawk

      I’d love to see us come out of the gate hard in game 3 and go for the early lead. The thing that has to be registering with them now is that beating the Blows, Lanch is not the same thing as beating a championship team that is playing close to its ceiling and is clearly hungry.

  • Icdws

    Kane: 101 playoff points in 101 games

    • cza

      Ties Gomez at 10th for playoff points among active players. Next up, Marleau (103), Malkin (111), and Datsyuk (113). So considerate of the latter two to wash out of the playoffs and give Kane some room to work.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Guess they really did take the regular season off,whodda thunk it.

    • Icdws

      Grab game three and they will be scary hard to beat the rest of the way.

      • Sopel the catfish

        and/or game four

    • Jim

      They flipped the switch for sure on this game.

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    Great time tonight. Road game party anywhere?

    • WookRN

      Iowa

      • Sopel the catfish

        Gross…

        • WookRN

          Be jealous…

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I will say this- Minnesota is a much different team when Vanek is actually playing. When he disappears like he did tonight, Wild have little going for them,

  • jordyhawk

    It’s really starting to come together. I think this may be the best we’ve looked down the middle since the new era began. In the last 3 games our third period play has been at the highest levels of professional play. Liking it.

  • TitanTransistor

    Fantastic game from the Blackhawks. Just fantastic.

    The best sign for me is that the 10-80-86 line is turning from a safe, depth contributor into a more dangerous offensive weapon every game. So great to see.

    • Icdws

      TT they are skating well. Sharp is a different player the last 1/3 of year and playoffs. Vermette is strong in the middle and making a difference. Let’s hope 23 stays off the ice.

      • TitanTransistor

        Yep. It’s like all the people begging and pleading to the hockey gods for Q to get 23 the hell out of the lineup knew what they were talking about. Funny that. It’s almost like ‘2 cups’ doesn’t automatically mean every decision you make is the correct one.

    • WookRN

      Also interesting that not only did Yeo change up (going to a slower paced game/ mindset) that we countered by scoring only on breaks… usually we get at least one from prolonged zone time.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Not sure how this could apply at all, but heard this song as the game was ending and really loving it right now
    https://soundcloud.com/madeinheights/murakami

  • jordyhawk

    One thing I really love is when you pin them in their own end and are able to make a complete line change without the puck leaving their zone. That’s as good as it gets.

  • Jim

    Don’t like Minn’s chances of winning 4 out of 5 here.
    Their goalie AND Suter now suck. Ruh Roh!