• ZigZags82

    Let’s Go Hawks!

    Tight, disciplined, and play your game! Respond to adversity and take advantage in this series. Bring it!

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    ANTHEM!
    Let’s Go Hawks!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Great start. Hossa needed to ice that chance. Wide open top corner

  • TitanTransistor

    Marian Hossa. lol

  • Aaeismacgychel

    How is that not a penalty on Perry? Well after the whistle, pulling down Hjalmarsson from behind into Crawford

    • Jim

      Perry also rips off Kruger’s helmet. What a jag this Perry guy is. At least he got called for a penalty. The Ducks fans think this stuff is cute. Kruger got pissed and ripped the stick out of his hands, good on Kruger.

  • ourgeorge

    Hawks keep this up they’ll score

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Kaner, I don’t care what you have to do to get us an actual scoring opportunity on that 2 on 1 but you gotta do it. You’re better than Versteeg in those situations, so no need to play like him

  • DJ

    Vermette winning face offs. Helps take pressure of Tazer.

  • TitanTransistor

    Well fuck, a PP. There goes whatever momentum we had.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Let’s score on this powerplay. Lol, like that’s a possibility

  • TitanTransistor

    Stop giving the puck to Hossa! The man cannot score!

    He has a lower shooting percentage than Rick Nash in the playoffs, for fucks sake.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I think we need to put Richards and Kane together on the PP. They’re clearly our two best (only) PP players

  • Aaeismacgychel

    That might have been our best PP of the postseason by the way

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Dammit… We really could have used that Richards. Unfortunate bouncing puck

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Wow. They’re seriously calling that yet did not call the Perry hold after the play on Hjamarsson. Ridiculous.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    BRANDON SAAD SHORTHANDED!!!

  • DJ

    KNEEL!!

  • D_Smith

    Who gets the assist?

    • DJ

      The referee for inadvertently knocking down Beauchemin?

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    KNEEL!

  • TitanTransistor

    SAAD!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    There we effing go. Hell of a 1st period

  • DJ

    At least the score reflects the play so far. Now we need a better second period than we’ve had before tonight.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    By the way, from everything I’ve seen from Andersen in the regular season, playoffs, and warmups, Hawks need to go high stick. That’s true of every goalie, but Andersen especially does not have much movement or mobility in his stick side shoulder. Hawks target him exactly like they did Rinne and they will score in bunches

    • WookRN

      And he doesn’t cover well when he does….

  • ourgeorge

    Lip-read of Saad after that goal:

    “BOOM!”

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Crowd very quiet to start the 2nd.

    • TitanTransistor

      Nervous. They’ve seen this team in 2nd periods before.

  • TitanTransistor

    Toews has to bury some of these. It’s getting ridiculous.

  • TitanTransistor

    It’s hilarious how people thought the West was going to be the high-scoring conference final, and the east was going to be a defensive showdown.

    • DJ

      Well, with Lundquist and Bishop in goal, that’s not a ludicrous belief. Neither has played to their resume.

      • TitanTransistor

        I agree. I wasn’t saying it’s hilarious cause it was stupid to think, I’m saying it’s hilarious because of how it’s turned into the exact opposite.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Marian Hossa… Not a game for his highlight reel

    • TitanTransistor

      Pretty much invisible all series.

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    FFS, STOP letting them camp out on Cro’s porch.
    And, go do that at the other end.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Terrible. Just terrible

  • DJ

    A good kill, but it put us back on our heels, we got disorganized, couldn’t clear, and coughed up the lead. Fuck!

  • TitanTransistor

    Could see it coming.

    Blackhawks stars just don’t have it this series. Can’t get it done when it counts. Can’t build on a lead to save their lives.

    Terrible. Just terrible.

    • HawkIPA

      20 minutes left. Plenty of time. Hopefully Q gets Toews away from Kesler.

    • Bobby Otter

      You’re kidding right?

      • WookRN

        No. That’s just Titan.

        • Bobby Otter

          Oh missed that, duh. Sorry, won’t make that mistake again.

          • WookRN

            All good.
            Welcome back!

    • cza

      When it counts? Mssrs. 3OT and 2OT beg to differ.

  • WookRN

    Anyone else think we’d win more if the second was only 18 minutes?

  • Aaeismacgychel

    When you have a chance to clear, you have to clear

  • DJ
  • DJ

    20-19 SOG in favor of the Hawks.

    Another bad second period.

    Win the third, men.

  • HawkIPA

    Win the period, win the game

  • DJ

    It’s be good to score in the third for the first time this series. Several times, actually

  • HawkIPA

    Terrible kill and last 2 minutes, otherwise I like our game. Toews, no more penalties from you, please.

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Where is Kane? How is a Saad shot of of a canon – shorthanded – goal THE ONLY goal? Where is Toews? Is Bickell earning his enormous salary right now? I’m not seeing it. If they play like that into the 3rd I believe the season may be over boys.

  • TitanTransistor

    So glad Q is using home ice to get Toews away from Kesler.

    #2Cups #Genius #PeanutButter

    • HawkIPA

      Yeah – Vermette can handle Kesler. Get Toews some space

      • DJ

        Either that, or give him DDN. Make him pick who to defend.

  • spotlight312

    Wasn’t just jammer. Toews approached Jammer asking for the puck thinking he could burn the clock. Jammer saw the forechecking but made a weak clear that no one expected. Chaos and goal. Fucking Toews needs to be more aware of the situation.

  • spotlight312

    Toews needs to be demoted to 4th line until he wakes up and play hockey.

    • HawkIPA

      Coach Q, I didn’t realize you had a Disqus account.

  • HawkIPA

    You had to figure a push was coming from Anaheim. If any team knows how to regroup and come out blazing, it’s the Hawks.

  • DJ

    14 shots on goal in the first, 12 blocked

    6 in the second, 4 blocked.

    That’s ridiculous.

  • CornelisonsFlagPointer

    Where’d the personalities go from this board? Buncha fucking whiny trolls now.
    I’m going back to reddit. Don’t bother flaming, I won’t see it.

    • WookRN

      Sorry. Friends over. But I’m with you, bad vibes tonight…
      DJ, lets go.
      Sopel, where you at?
      IPA, grab a brew and let’s do this.
      ….something that starts with two A’s…..Yeah…..

      • DJ

        I’ll do my best.

  • ZigZags82

    Let’s Go Hawks!

    Best period of the playoffs right now! Tight, disciplined, and play your game and even it up! Sense of urgency boys.

    • DJ

      Yep. Repeat that first period. Smart exits. If you dump it in, get it deep. Better still, attack with speed. Match their intensity and other phrases…

      • HawkIPA

        And play to your strengths – don’t win the Hits battle and lose the game please

    • HawkIPA

      They’ll bring it, and 19 will lead the charge. They’ve been here before. Similar struggles, a lot of doubters, and they always respond.

  • Bobby Otter

    The Andersen stuff is just hilarious at this point. Doesn’t matter if the shot is deflected or not, it’s not going in. This is silly.

    Also the Ducks have been dreadful other than a three minute spurt.

    • DJ

      Pull that horseshoe out of his ass.

  • HawkIPA

    This reminds me a lot of the Detroit series, when Jimmy Howard was the second coming of Hasek for 3 games – the dam will break

  • wreckinball

    Ok this is kinda it Win the period or we are toast

  • wreckinball

    Ducks commit a penalty a shift They know the zebras won’t put their whip team in the box

  • HawkIPA

    If Pierre is talking, it’s about Corey Perry

  • HawkIPA

    Bickell needs to win those board battles if he’s on the 2nd line.

  • DJ

    Keep working Tazer

  • DJ

    Need better communication. Lack of it led to their first goal.

  • DJ

    OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!!!!!!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    GOOOOOOALLLLLLLTOEWS!!!!

  • HawkIPA

    Toews!!! You knew he would be heard from!

  • DJ

    Gee, think he should drop down to the fourth line?

  • To Saad be the glory

    YES!

  • DJ

    Assists to Hossa and Keith(?)

  • HawkIPA

    Boots on the throat boys

    • DJ

      Work even harder.

    • TitanTransistor

      More Blackhawks goals.

  • TitanTransistor

    Tazer. Finally. Now how about you score more goals, Blackhawks? Crazy concept, yeah?

  • LongJon

    cant just fall back and play D we have to keep our foot on the throttle

    • HawkIPA

      Keep up the pressure

  • DJ

    Perry’s knee a bit tender…

  • WookRN

    Getzlov dropping Perry. BEAUTIFUL!

  • wreckinball

    That a way Cap lets get another

  • WookRN

    I do SO hate the dirty birds…..

  • DJ

    Cmon guys.

  • HawkIPA

    Can’t let them get that cycle game going. Stay strong, and keep pressing

    • DJ

      Good clears are a must.

      • WookRN

        Or a nice carry…. Maybe some offensive zone time…..

        • DJ

          I prefer the carry. That gets your speed into the game.

  • TitanTransistor

    Build on a fucking lead for fucks sake. Just try it. You might even like it.

  • wreckinball

    They need to embrace the lob when in deep shit just lob it to center

    • DJ

      Not all the time; that seems to lend itself to sustained Duck pressure

  • HawkIPA

    FUCK YEAH SEABS

  • Aaeismacgychel

    GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL SEABS!!!

  • DJ

    BOOM. BOOM. OUT GO THE LIGHTS!!!

  • TitanTransistor

    SEABS! A 2 GOAL LEAD! AMAZING!

  • To Saad be the glory

    BOOM!

  • DJ

    High stick side. Please make a note.

  • HawkIPA

    Don’t stop now!

  • HawkIPA

    Fuck

  • DJ

    Piss.

  • BestPredsForward

    1 goal lead with 10 minutes left? I will miss you, “sustained offensive pressure”.

  • DJ

    For fucks sake

  • TitanTransistor

    Well, of course. It’s the Blackhawks, after all.

  • LongJon

    nice turn over by kimmo

  • DJ

    Kimo turns it over, and screens Crow. He just fucked us.

  • DJ

    God damn it. Show some balls, Hawks. Crowd….wake up!

  • DJ

    Are you shitting me?

  • LongJon

    kiss this series goodbye

  • DJ

    Are you fucking shitting me??

  • LongJon

    darling?

  • TitanTransistor

    Goodbye season. Amazing, just amazing to watch.

  • DJ

    This is a fucking disgrace.

  • DJ

    Not dead yet.

  • TitanTransistor

    #37Seconds

  • DJ

    Time out Ducks.

  • HawkIPA

    I’d say now’s a good time for DDN

  • DJ

    Get it back.

  • DJ

    A veteran like Timo makes that fucking unforced bonehead mistake. Absurd.

  • DJ

    Power play coming.

  • D_Smith

    Hawks were usually getting lucky and getting away with these defensive zone turnovers all series. Then meltdown. Gonna have to dig deep to recover.

  • HawkIPA

    1 goal deficit, plenty of time, a lot of skill, nothing is fucked

    • WookRN

      We can work with time….this we know…

  • DJ

    KANER!!!!

  • DJ

    Great deke by Richards

  • HawkIPA

    88–are you not entertained?

  • HawkIPA

    What a batshit period

  • DJ

    Build off it, boys! Let’s do this!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    *Steps out of noose, steps off of chair*

  • DJ

    Not over in any way.

  • HawkIPA

    How many times has Patrick Kane done something like that? Stones

  • DJ

    Yoiks

  • DJ

    It’s your turn Sharpie. Or Hoss.

    • WookRN

      I’ll take any….

  • Aaeismacgychel

    By the way, I want to take credit for the PP goal by saying they needed to put Kane and Richards togther

  • DJ

    5:11 in regulation.

  • HawkIPA

    Hammer – redemption

    • WookRN

      Key move

  • LongJon

    looks like we got some life back

  • Brandon Murray

    I think I shit my pants

  • DJ

    Bicks hits the crossbar on a 2 on 1!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Ahhhhhhhhh….

  • Brandon Murray

    Why the fuck is it always Bickell in the 2 on 1???

  • DJ

    Keep fighting boys

  • HawkIPA

    Breathe…

  • BestPredsForward

    I’m literally about to barf, cry, and die.

    • DJ

      Courage…

    • WookRN

      I’m a nurse …get a beer….

  • DJ

    Overtime.

  • Ty J

    great work NBC fucking Penisloafs

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Part of me has died inside. Or is alive. I really can’t tell the difference at this point

  • D_Smith

    Not at all sold on Andersen being anything special. Ducks are just really good at clogging 3+ guys in front of the net, so the Hawks blue line shots they love through a mass of guys are usually blocked.

    • Jim

      This

  • Bobby Otter

    Ducks have been horseshit for 55 minutes, some how this game is tied and going to OT.

    • TitanTransistor

      Somehow? I think we all saw exactly how this came to be tied.

    • DJ

      A thirty-seven second shit sandwich. The first and third…we got trucked. The middle goal was a complete turd.

      • Bobby Otter

        I’ve got the Ducks having a nice three minutes at the end of the second, the 3 in 37 in the third, then another decent minute after that. I’m dumbfounded right now. Even the shot totals are misleading at how one sided this game has been for all but a few minutes.

        • HawkIPA

          They made us pay for every egregious mistake we’ve made tonight in short order

          • Bobby Otter

            True that, unfortunately. (Also Eddie going after Kimmo seemed harsh, Vermette was stripped little too easily there it looked).

  • Brandon Murray

    This game should be over. The puck luck the Ducks have gotten is unreal. Well that and some seriously bad turnovers. Don’t really want to go back to Anaheim down 3-1.

    • WookRN

      And I still think the refs need to be more active…

  • HawkIPA

    Kane is ending this

  • spotlight312

    Timmonen is done. Time of death 7:54. He’s never gonna see any ice time ever. We’ll be short 1 defender in OT.

    • LongJon

      lets hope he is no longer in the starting line up next game

      • spotlight312

        TVR better start warming up.

      • DJ

        Well, can’t use TVR (if we get to the Finals, he might be ready). And you’re not going to see Rundblad and Cumiskey in the lineup simultaneously.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I have a feeling that if the trainers aren’t currently doing it, then Q and Bowman are both in the locker room right now giving TVR a full length body massage

  • WookRN

    I’m making a lineup change….
    Went from random playoff towels for me and my buddy to just a 2013 and a 2010.
    Sweater change from Dunc to Bolland.

    • LongJon

      lets hope that pays off….

  • DJ

    Murray amazed as to how we came out on the ice up 3-1, with so little focus.

  • HawkIPA

    Hawks come out in OT like they did in the 1st and 3rd and this is over before I finish my next beer. Hawks stars are dialed in – if the D keeps their composure I like our chances

  • DJ

    We’ve played well enough, for long enough, tonight to know what we need to do. And what not to do. Time to be great again.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Seriously though, if the Hawks do win this game and win the cup, Bowman’s Richards deal should go down as one of the greatest GM moves of the season.

    • DJ

      Yep, a veteran making smart veteran plays. Let’s hope Kimo gets his shot at atonement.

    • WookRN

      I think he might want some credit to Vermette as well. Killing it at the dot most of the post season…
      But agreed. Only two million for a bought out Richards.

  • WookRN

    Great pass Richards, Shaw playing well with the puck off his skates….

    LETS GO HAWKS

  • DJ

    Needed stoppage. We were gassed

  • DJ

    Sooooo close

  • DJ

    Their six man D causing us offensive problems

  • DJ

    Penalty to Anaheim

  • DJ

    Here’s a chance, boys.

  • HawkIPA

    4th line the spark again

  • DJ

    Shaw works hard, forces a penalty

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Okay, take avantage and score here

  • WookRN

    Crow! For all doubters….

  • DJ

    Dry scrape. Timely…

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Absolutely. Take as much time as you need, gals. Dry scrape it twice even.

  • WookRN

    Power play? Maybe? Let’s go!

  • DJ

    Who wants to be a Hawk Hero?

    • WookRN

      Belt to the winner?

  • DJ

    Post!

  • HawkIPA

    So fucking close

  • DJ

    Crap. Icing and Cumiskey can’t get off the ice. Need this face off Brad…

  • DJ

    Sharpie stopped on the breakaway. Great pass by TT

  • HawkIPA

    Gotta elevate that

    • Jim

      Sharp never elevates his breakaways.

      • CurvedBlade

        I can’t understand it. He was going top shelf backhand on his shoot outs a while ago. Made like 5 in a row. What happened to that?

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Oh lord… Need to finish that Sharpie

  • DJ

    Good idea to try and go high.

  • DJ

    Another icing brought on by fatigue. Might want to call the time out

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Q already called it in the 3rd

      • DJ

        You get one at the start of OT

        • DJ

          And if you use it, you wouldn’t get another one until and unless there’s a fourth OT

  • DJ

    And again…

  • HawkIPA

    Thanks Crow

  • DJ

    Double OT. They had the better of the play. 17 shots. We had…a few moments.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Each overtime is adding a few years to my life. I’m now 87.

    • Brandon Murray

      I’ve started planning my own funeral

      • WookRN

        Mines next week.
        You guys should enjoy the wake…

        • Brandon Murray

          Appetizers & beer I hope. You’ll be missed…..

          • WookRN

            I have a keg fridge and good taste in stouts. The lady will hook you up…

      • Aaeismacgychel

        I’ll say nice things for both of you. That is if I can even still have the ability to talk at that point.

        • WookRN

          End it with “Hawks in the Stanley Cup Finals.”

    • Jim

      This series is making me cranky.

  • WookRN

    Second line looks GASSED

  • TitanTransistor

    Double OT. We were up 3-1. I’m not even sure this team deserves to win.

    • DJ

      Were you surprised we fought back to tie? Or disappointed?

    • HawkIPA

      I think your negativity is good luck for the boys. Please continue

  • DJ

    Oxygen and hyperbaric sleeping tents for all the Hawks

  • HawkIPA

    In Game 2, I poured myself some tequila at the start of 3OT. Going to pour a glass now to speed things up.

  • DJ

    Sharp and TT…I wouldn’t mind seeing them together more…

    • CurvedBlade

      I hope next time it’s 10 giving 86 the break away. Sharp isn’t finishing.

      • DJ

        Of late, maybe not. But he does have the ability.

  • Brandon Murray

    Instead of Milbury & Jones saying Penisloaf “occasionally crosses the line”, they should just call him the fucking shit sipper that he is.

    • DJ

      Milbury is skittish…he already got “called out” for telling it like it really is…

      • WookRN

        Did he? The ref thing?

        • DJ

          No…I thought he was calling him out, but then at the end he tried to cover himself by saying he’d like him on his team.

  • Ty J

    Hat change and busting out the lucky stick lets go boys

  • DJ

    Gee. I might end up staying awake until the Grand Prix starts…

  • Brandon Murray

    5 conference finals in 7 years just spoils you & you’re expectations.

  • HawkIPA

    I’m thinking Keith ends it now–mortal men are getting tired, Keith is just getting started

  • DJ

    Radio guys saying Shaw could win this. Maybe. He’s able to make his own shot and cause havoc.

  • HawkIPA

    Crow says no!

  • Ty J

    someone break Perry’s fucking face

  • D_Smith

    Hawks need to start generating some more quality chances or it’s just a matter of time with the way the Ducks are teeing off shots.

  • LongJon

    hawks are looking tired this period

  • Nittacci

    I’m gonna need some fluids.

  • GoldenJet

    Let’s win this now

  • DJ

    Fatigue leading to mental mistakes…

  • HawkIPA

    Timonen just a train wreck tonight

    • Jim

      I never understood that trade, and said so at the time. I guess Timomen was a gamble that came up snake eyes. He was a helluva defenseman in his day.

      • Bob Lanz

        That’s exactly what it was, a gamble that if paid off would of been a nice upgrade at the position, unfortuneatly with Johns injury and Tvr and trading away the other depth at D we are stuck with him or are we? TVR READY FOR GAME 5

        • Jim

          TVR has got to be very rusty, and he only had limited NHL action to begin the season. But it would be difficult to be worse than Timo or Rundblad. Cumiskey seems serviceable as a 5.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I can honestly say that in the new NHL I have never seen so much contacting of a goalie. I thought the NHL banned that

    • DJ

      Playoffs…

      • Aaeismacgychel

        I’ll say WCF. They were calling all of those as interference in the 1st round. Definitely in the Tampa-Detroit series

        • DJ

          I’ll take your word for it. Oddly, that was the one series I didn’t watch much of.

  • DJ

    Icing on Anaheim. For once.

    • LongJon

      make them pay. for once

  • HawkIPA

    Vermette!!!!!!!

  • DJ

    VERMY!!!!!!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    VERMETTTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LORDY!!!!!!

  • GoldenJet

    Vermette!

  • DJ

    Best of three, then?

  • TitanTransistor

    Thank god!

  • TitanTransistor

    Healthy scratch to hero!

  • HawkIPA

    Thank you, Stan Bowman

    • LongJon

      thinking that same thing…. and timmo was on the ice!

      • DJ

        As was TT

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Yeah, full marks to him

  • Ty J

    IM ERECT

  • Brandon Murray

    Hey Q,,,,,,,,,

    SCRATCH THAT BITCH!!!! HEALTHY SCRATCHES ARE FOR LOSERS!!

  • GoldenJet

    Hmmm, do Vermette and TT break the lineup in game 5?

    • HawkIPA

      I don’t know, we might need some fresh legs

  • DJ

    Stars — 1 Tazer, 2 Perry, 3 Kaner

  • WookRN

    Yo DJ. Again…. Agree on the Richards, but how about Vermette as a trade deadline move!

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Bowman seriously doesn’t get enough credit. He may have made a bad hindsight move with Leddy, but that was extremely understandable and he really did a masterful job this year

      • WookRN

        Yeah, we knew we weren’t getting him in a year….get something for him…

    • DJ

      Well, if you were looking at him for goal scoring (aside from now) not really. But face offs, and defense…reminds me of John Madden in 2010.

      • WookRN

        I mean as a face off and d center….We should have scoring depth elsewhere. … Should

        • DJ

          I think Vermette was another excellent pickup. Almost guarantees you can build three good lines, then you can create a checking or energy line from the leftovers. Presto! You can roll four lines and you’re everyone’s nightmare.

          • WookRN

            Absolutely. Next year could be interesting….better make this one counts….

  • Brandon Murray

    Let’s get drunk (well drunker). Let’s get naked. Let’s GO HAWKS! Hawks. Are. Resilient. Ducks. Eat. Ass.

    • WookRN

      Get
      in
      drunk.

  • LongJon

    now those 3 goals in 37 seconds doesnt seem so bad

    • Brandon Murray

      They still feel awful though

      • LongJon

        FELT awful…. HAWKS WIN!!!

    • DJ

      Well, it’s doubtful you’ll see such a concentrated level of horseshit play. But break down some of the individual plays, and it’s stuff that we’ve done before and have to stop doing. Bad clearances. Not helping Crow in front.

      • HawkIPA

        Perfect storm of awfulness, and they still pull out a win. This team is unflappable

  • Brandon Murray

    At this point Kimmo is the horse you need to shoot but when he looks at you, you just can’t pull the trigger.

    • LongJon

      I could pull the trigger no problem

      • TitanTransistor

        Is it wrong that I legit laughed out loud at this exchange?

        Maybe I’m just giddy from alcohol and the buzz of a win.

        • Brandon Murray

          Nope. I laughed out loud typing it and then spit beer at LJ’s response.

          • To Saad be the glory

            We could always tape a stick to John’s cast

    • Jim

      Maybe he’ll do a Roszival. Cuminskey and Runblad wouldn’t be worse.

  • The Gatest Gamer

    I really wish we could keep 80 next year:(

    • LongJon

      we COULD. get rid of sharpie and bicks and we have the room for 80

      • Ron Delciello

        The Sharp and Bickell savings will be used just to sign Saad and Kruger.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      At this point, I’d rather be able to keep Richards for his current price. It all depends on what everyone wants. Saad will be pricey. I would take Richards at under $3M in a heartbeat. Vermette I think would want more and I don’t think he’d be worth that. Sharp is pry gone. I have a feeling Bowman will wind up trading Crawford if he gets a 1st Rounder and a young player for him.

      • WookRN

        Crow stays. And no one will want to pay for Sharp.my two cents.

  • Brandon Murray

    This just in…….. Corey Crawford is kind of a BIG deal. Crawford’s balls getting bigger, Andersen headed for a mental breakdown?????

    • cza

      Ha! Although Crawford actually did kind of break down at the end. Crazy-eyed, barking at the ref and whacking a player, leaving the net wide open. Just glad the shot got airmailed, or we’d have a very different narrative right now.

      • Aaeismacgychel

        Crow almost went full Eddie the Eagle there, haha

    • RWCrum

      Crawford’s balls are getting so big, there will no longer be a five hole for pucks to go through.

  • DJ

    Okay media. Please tell us how much ice time has been logged by…Perry and Getzlaf. That, I maintain, is as relevant as the time logged by our top 4 d-men

    • To Saad be the glory

      CBC(sportsnet) started beating that dead horse at the beginning of the 2nd ot.

      • DJ

        Were Getzlaf and Perry on the ice for the GWG tonight? They were in Game 2…

        • wanker751

          Perry icing his hand during the game…. send Dr. Hook McCracken after him

  • DJ

    We have a lengthy list of players who have scored OT winners. It makes playing us challenging; lots of guys can end it.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      It is pretty crazy that more than half our team has at least 1 playoff OT goal

  • HawkIPA

    This team never backs down, shrugs off 37 seconds from hell, comes back, wins. Not too many teams can do something like that. Mentally, there is no team that’s tougher than the Hawks

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Yeah, seriously. That truly is the end of the Canucks right there.

  • DJ

    Tazer “great job bouncing back. Character. We feel we will find a way to win.”

  • GoldenJet

    Crawford just made the point that the “Vermette line was awesome tonight”….the “Vermette Line”.

    • HawkIPA

      Yeah, it’s a thing now, and is unscratchable – at least for the series

  • DJ

    Our first French-language question. And either one of Towes and Vermette could answer.

    • cza

      I bet Hossa secretly speaks five languages.

      • Brandon Murray

        Hossa speaks what he wants when he wants. So it is written, so it is said.

        • cza

          Hossa never even asks a question; he just rummages through your mind until he finds the answer.

      • HossasPierogi

        He speaks in tongues

    • T.M.

      Crow speaks french too

      • DJ

        Being from Montréal, that makes sense. But he wasn’t at the podium.

  • To Saad be the glory

    If anything this game made Q look like even more of an asshat for scratching 80 and 86 in game 3. That and the Andersen aura is gone. Ah good times,good times. I’m wore out lol,take care all. Go Hawks!!

    • DJ

      Well, there’s that. More relevantly, barring injury, you’ll see this lineup the rest of this series. Four lines that Boudreau still hasn’t figured out how to defend.

    • HawkIPA

      Luongo, Quick, Rask, Rinne, Dubnyk, Andersen? Fits the pattern. Enough looks and the Hawks can figure anyone out.

      • DJ

        This. We shred Vezina winners. Jennings winners. Why should this guy be any fucking different?

    • cza

      I’m really glad we got the bumbling ref scales balanced tonight. I’ll gladly trade the falling ref springing Saad for Tazer’s blocked pass last game.

    • ZigZags82

      Go Hawks baby!

  • HawkIPA

    Antoine Vermette is a third line center — how gifted is this team.

  • CurvedStick

    Please, somebody figure out how to clear all those guys constantly in Crawford’s crease or in the slot. I don’t think I can survive another game like this.

    • Brandon Murray

      3 to 4 mini strokes are mandatory in the WCF

    • TitanTransistor

      They can’t.

      They’re not big strong/enough, and it’s not like they can go up and crosscheck a guy in the face to move him.

      It’s better for them not to get tangled, because then it’s a DOUBLE screen for Crawford to look around. They need to concentrate on tying up skates and getting in shooting lanes.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Yeah, Titan is right. The new NHL has rules that make it hard to remove a player from the crease once they’re there. The only thing that can be done is to collapse and crash your own crease for rebounds and shut down passing and shooting lanes.

  • DJ

    Q — I’m very happy for Antoine. Huge goal for him and us. You can understand his disappointment, but he’s a great pro.

  • DJ

    Q – worst time out I’ve ever called. “O my God, we’re out of time outs and down a goal.”

  • DJ

    The fastest three-goal playoff thing? It was done by the Leafs, and Q had the assist on the last goal.

    “Do you remember?”
    “No. (Laughter) And I didn’t have many points.”

  • DJ

    Keith — obviously it’d be nice to win in regulation, but they’re a great team…gotta be prepared to do whatever it takes to win. Keep going until the game’s over.”

    Off for a victory slice of pizza.

  • SAMCRO Outlaw

    Can someone tap Hoss’ stick with some chicken bones? Take that juju off of it. FFS if his stick was matching his legs these games would be laughers.
    So happy for 80! He was really good for the vast majority of the game, great to see him bang home the winner.
    The Anderson regression is beginning. Arrogant little prick eat some pucks

    • HossasPierogi

      I hope a Hossa correction is coming — he’s been quiet as long as I can remember

  • KoalaKowalski

    Fuck yea Rise Against!!!!!

  • WookRN

    DJ. Thanks For the post game. NBCSN went straight to black, I was looking forward to the wrap up….

    • DJ

      My pleasure. It was a good way to unwind. But the need for food won out…

      • WookRN

        Word. Kinda annoying. After lisiting to the last post game of how bad we sucked, looking forward to the commentary eating some …well….Crow….

  • WHY?