• WookRN

    If you aren’t watching the NBC pregame, you missed an AMAZING after the whistle, from behind, defenseless takedown by Ovechkin.

  • seabsrat

    This is gonna be a long night if this kind of defensive play continues. Yikes.

    • DJ

      Weak-ass poke checks aren’t gonna cut it. That is, unless you want to play a fucking Game 7.

  • To Saad be the glory

    I can’t stand another 55 minutes of this shit with that idiot on the ice.

    • DJ

      You need to be more specific.

      • To Saad be the glory

        after the bad pk maybe it means all of them.

        • DJ

          You’re right there

  • DJ

    Christ. Timonen too slow. Takes a penalty.

  • DJ

    God. DAMN. IT!!!!!!!

  • WookRN

    How long of a rope does Darling get?

  • Sopel the catfish

    One more goal and we’ll have them right where we want them.

  • DJ

    SOG 9-2. Big surprise.

  • DJ

    Hossa pissed off there. He can’t win it alone, can he?

    • To Saad be the glory

      Yes,he can.

      • DJ

        He shouldn’t have to.

  • To Saad be the glory

    I don’t think they are playing hard for the Chicago native anymore,time to bring Crow in for the shock factor and win it for him.

    • DJ

      Hell, they didn’t play hard in the third last game

  • DJ

    HANDSOME!!!

  • To Saad be the glory

    YUS!

  • Sopel the catfish
  • DJ

    Gave it right fucking back. Again

  • To Saad be the glory

    wtf

  • DJ

    Here comes Crow

  • DJ

    Darling should sue these fuckers for non-support

    • Peanut Butter

      Which fuckers? His d-men?

      • WookRN

        Now he knows what Crow has been dealing with most of the year. Welcome to the party

        • DJ

          Oh yes. Both Crawford and Darling deserved better this series.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Crow going to win everyone’s heart back as Sharpie nets himself a hat trick.

  • Peanut Butter

    Thanks for letting us know that Crow has given up 9 goals in 4 periods of hockey Eddie. What would we do without you to remind us of stupid shit like that.

    • To Saad be the glory

      Edzo is a hater tonight. I think he’s ticked off Crow didn’t start.

      • Peanut Butter

        Maybe it’s his time of the month?

  • DJ

    With all this leadership and experience in the room, how in the fuck can they come out so god damn flat on home ice?

    • arlingtonrob

      Have you not seen the Hawks play at the UC this year?
      Not that impressive…

  • To Saad be the glory

    God damn!

  • DJ

    TAZER!!! On the deflection. Somebody else is pissed off!!

  • To Saad be the glory

    Toews looks pissed lol

  • DJ

    Sheesh. Hit the post

  • Sopel the catfish

    Oduya getting involved, it’ll be nice to get a good game out of him tonight.

  • Peanut Butter

    Um we just gave up a hat trick in the last game. Granted it was an empty netter that was the final goal but why are they talking like this hasn’t just happened? It would be nice if the guys calling the game had a clue maybe.

  • DJ

    Another penalty. Shit.

  • TitanTransistor

    Ok, seriously, Hossa has been a moron this series. 8 penalty minutes in 6 games.

    • WookRN

      Little embellishment on that to boot…

      • DJ

        Hasn’t there even been a diving call in the series?

        • WookRN

          I think so…

        • Sopel the catfish

          I think Neal got one

          • DJ

            Yeah. It turned into a 4×4. Jammer got the takedown, Neal got called for diving.

          • TitanTransistor

            Vermette got called for crosschecking, Neal for diving

          • DJ

            Right. I’m misremembering.

    • Sopel the catfish

      He’s trying to recreate the past.

      • tom woj

        He is replaying the past, he rarely scores a goal in the playoffs.

    • Peanut Butter

      Tons of giveaways by him too. I’ve been wondering if he’s ok for awhile now cause his play seems to have seriously dropped off.

    • Jim

      Nashville has a good blue line.

  • DJ

    Wow. We killed a penalty.

  • WookRN

    Hey. Last time we gave up three in the first, we won, right? So there’s that…

  • Sopel the catfish

    And what the fuck was that hit by Neal on Krugs?

    • WookRN

      Cheap, shitty, and proof that they’re losing their shit…

    • To Saad be the glory

      Ribiero,Neal……a new Preds name is born. Riverboat scum?

      • To Saad be the glory

        Wait,riverboats are Memphis I think,nvm lol

      • DJ

        Riverboat is more evocative of Memphis (although there is a river in Nashville). Maybe Opry-Scum?

        • To Saad be the glory

          that’ll work.

  • DJ

    KANER!!!!!!

    • Sopel the catfish

      I’m live on my TV but your post was at least 5 seconds ahead of my feed

      • DJ

        I’m listening on radio

        • Sopel the catfish

          Ah nice

        • WookRN

          I’m in Iowa. I’m back like 10-20 seconds.

  • DJ

    That could be huge!

  • To Saad be the glory

    SHOWTIME! Holy Shit!!

  • seabsrat

    IT’S SHOWTIME

  • DJ

    Credit where it’s deserved. Excellent fightback.

  • TitanTransistor

    Kaner, nice.

    Amazing what happens when Versteeg isn’t on the ice.

  • Peanut Butter

    Hey now that Rinne’s given up 3 in the first too maybe we can hear about how horrible his play has been in everything that wasn’t game 5?

    • Peanut Butter

      I’ll give him 3 of the 6 periods of game 4 too actually.

      • To Saad be the glory

        Edzo has forsaken us tonight,not gonna happen.

        • DJ

          A Vezina finalist? Edzo won’t touch him, even if we chase him.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Saddledome is crazy for Flames games, I enjoy their intros.

  • D_Smith

    Kane and Toews putting this team on their back, again, and overcoming wacky Q moves, again. Nothing better than when they do.

    • HawkIPA

      I kinda liked Kruger with Richards and Kane in that situation. A few seconds left, Kruger crashed net and almost got one.

      • HawkIPA

        I only like that move in that precise situation, but I saw what Q was going for

    • DJ

      Sharpie’s pulling his weight, too.

  • DJ

    Crappy play that period, and we got away with it. Defense needs to tighten their act up. Give Crow the help he didn’t get earlier in the series.

  • HawkIPA

    Way to battle back, guys that you want to see rise to the occasion are doing just that. Hate to have to endure that start to see this, but what a response.

  • DJ

    Vermette 6/7, Richards 7/9 on the draw. If Tazer can get in gear at the dot, we may be in business.

  • TitanTransistor

    Versteeg is BACK on the Kane line.

    Q is legitimately senile. There is no other explanation.

  • TitanTransistor

    Hossa with more turnovers in this series than in his whole season. Not having a great time out there.

  • Sopel the catfish

    And gaustad doesn’t get tossed there?

  • Sopel the catfish

    Stalberg showing his speed, must be easy to have fresh legs not playing in the NHL most of the year.

    Oops, that was on Eddie’s teleprompter not mine.

  • Sopel the catfish

    That was a dive should be 4 on 4.

  • DJ

    Shit call.

  • WookRN

    WHAT A DIVE!!!!

  • seabsrat

    As I’ve said in every game thread.. Other than game 1, most every questionable call goes Nashville’s way.

  • seabsrat

    And if someone doesn’t put that fucking weasel Ribeiro through the glass this game, I’m going to feel cheated.

    • MrNikopopoulos

      yes. god Ribeiro is such a prick

    • WookRN

      I don’t usually root for player injuries… but I’ll make an exception….

  • DJ

    And another horse shit call, this time on the icing.

  • Sopel the catfish

    And that wasn’t tripping. Sure.

    • WookRN

      :/

  • Icdws

    Sensing Toews makes it happen tonight after the poor start. He’s got one he’s getting another

    • DJ

      That’s the kind of leadership I was talking about.

      Boy, that sounds too meathead-y.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Thanks Doc, that’s exactly what I was hoping for.

    • Icdws

      Homage to a hall of famer. Please

  • Icdws

    Does Kruger ever not get shitkicked?

  • Peanut Butter

    Well we were killing them on faceoff wins so lets let Shaw take a few faceoffs to help even it back out. Fucking Q!

  • DJ

    Nobody wants to make the next mistake. Might be decisive.

    Come out blazing this period. You know…the exact opposite of what you did last game.

    • Icdws

      Agreed. Think about making the move Q. You know how it can work

  • TitanTransistor

    2nd line went quiet again with Versteeg on it. Really don’t understand what it is Q thinks he’s accomplishing other than proving how ridiculously stubborn he is.

    • Sopel the catfish

      I would want Versteeg on my team in a horse shoe*league with how good he is at getting alllllllmost there.

      • TitanTransistor

        hahahaha

  • Sopel the catfish

    CGY back within one in the first minute of the 2nd, now down 3-2 plenty of time to go.

    • Icdws

      Cat u riding the monkey tonight? That is usually a sign of good things to come.

      • Sopel the catfish

        Only had one left in the fridge, cracked it open after the second Darling goal it’s been mostly good since. Jack and Coke currently in the glass.

        • Icdws

          Lets hope that is the magic elixir

    • Sopel the catfish

      Now tied up, good onya Flames

  • To Saad be the glory

    Time to release the Kracken Q and put this game away. We all know what that is.

    • TitanTransistor

      29-19-88?

      • To Saad be the glory

        Ding Ding Ding!!!

    • Sopel the catfish

      It’s not game 7 yet

      • To Saad be the glory

        meh lol

      • WookRN

        nor should it be…

  • To Saad be the glory

    Crawford has to keep coming out for Rozsival’s slow ass

  • TitanTransistor

    The Blackhawks breakouts are terrible. If they match up against Minnesota next round (assuming they make it through this round) they’re going to get eaten alive.

  • Icdws

    Looks like the first period all over again. The old slow team is back

  • DJ

    An even more cagey period. They really don’t want to make a mistake. We don’t either.

  • Pilotefan

    Flippin’ to Nucks -Flames I see the latter putting people on the ice under the age of 21. Lots of them. I could bear bowing out in the first round if Q got the swirly. Rosival and Timmonen are just too slow. Young players die here.
    Disqus sucks.
    Rant off.

  • D_Smith

    NBCS should mention how good Quick I mean Rinne is again.

    • WookRN

      18 goals allowed?

  • Icdws

    Rooting for OT much Doc?

    • DJ

      I might, if I were neutral.

  • Sopel the catfish

    CHICAGO NATIVE GJ PIERE

  • DJ

    Wow. A power play. Let’s not waste it.

    • DJ

      What was I thinking?

      • WookRN

        Why Shaw? Why Versteeg? Where’s Vermette? WTF?

  • DJ

    Hossa working hard here…

  • TitanTransistor

    The Hawks PP only serves to give other teams momentum.

  • Peanut Butter

    Piere sounds like he’s starting to lose his voice…good.

    • Peanut Butter

      Or actually I think it’s Doc.

  • Icdws

    Every time 32 is on ice Preds go to his side and just skate it deep. Oh I forgot he is a cagey veteran

  • Sopel the catfish

    I like how Saad plays hockey.

  • D_Smith

    Getting some mo since the PP

    • DJ

      I thought all it was good for is giving the opponent momentum.

      • TitanTransistor

        I said that, not him.

  • Icdws

    Nice way to skate it to the blue line then turn it over versteeg

  • Sopel the catfish

    Holy crap

  • DJ

    POW!!!!!

  • Peanut Butter

    KEITH

  • Sopel the catfish

    YESSSSSS

  • D_Smith

    yay

  • Sopel the catfish

    That looked like a power play

  • TitanTransistor

    KEITH!

    • Roenick27

      I agree. #2 had a great series. The Predators are a very good team. Very, very underrated. Somehow we got the win we needed!

  • DJ

    Hard God Damn Work!!

  • DJ

    Don’t let up. Don’t give it back.

  • MrNikopopoulos

    Such a beautiful, patient goal

  • DJ

    2:46 boys. Finish them off now.

  • WookRN

    Pressure. Pressure. Pressure. Pressure.. fake… fake… fake….
    GOAL!!!!

  • Icdws

    Hellava shot by keith. Dude can snipe

  • The Gatest Gamer

    Dat pressure was kinda like me running around looking for a shitter after a nasty taco bell meal.

  • seabsrat

    Lol Edzo gets to rip on Stalberg.

  • Sopel the catfish

    HAHA, thanks Eddie, must love it “Victor Stalberg’s failed clear”

  • DJ

    Another blown icing call

  • DJ

    Empty net after the time out. Win this draw Hawks…

  • Peanut Butter

    Why is Shaw taking the most important faceoff of the game though?

  • DJ

    Ouch. Missed the empty net.

  • MrNikopopoulos

    Stay frosty, Crow. Knock knock knockin’ on next round’s door…

  • Sopel the catfish

    That was so close

  • TitanTransistor

    End this, Blackhawks.

  • DJ

    Icing Nashville

    • Sopel the catfish

      They got it right once

  • DJ

    Bye bye Nashvile

  • MrNikopopoulos

    YESSSSS!!!

  • TitanTransistor

    HAWKS WIN!

  • Sopel the catfish

    Hawks Win!

  • D_Smith

    Handshakes!

  • DJ

    12

  • MrNikopopoulos

    12.

  • Sopel the catfish

    I wonder who starts game 1 of round 2 lol, time for Crow to run with the reins.

  • Icdws

    Rule change: pull goalie and ice the puck, he stays on bench

  • D_Smith

    If the Wild win their series, Hawks would have home ice until the finals vs everyone except Ducks.

    • HawkIPA

      Hahahahaha. I’m sorry, but facing Flames/Canucks in conference finals is hilarious. Picture the narrative–Bollig’s revenge. God I hope we’re that lucky

  • DJ

    9-0 in game 6 series clinchers.

    • Icdws

      Nice stat

  • DJ

    Sharp, Toews, Kane, Keith. Your best players came up big.

    • WookRN

      Just like you need to….

    • TitanTransistor

      Keith was doing an Erik Karlsson impression tonight. Epic in the offensive zone and…. let’s ignore the rest. This is a happy moment.

      • HawkIPA

        Seth Jones better have been taking notes on that last goal. A lesson from one of the best, to probably the best young D-man in the league

        • DJ

          Like I said…I’m looking forward to seeing Jones with “USA” on his sweater for many years to come.

          • Sopel the catfish

            I think it’s clear the Perds have a wealth on D and need playoff proven forwards, Bicks for Jones

    • Icdws

      It’s what makes them so dangerous and makes us scrutinize the other players. Just better at 32, 44, 23, 65, and hawks could be best team in league

  • billybee53

    My playoff beard will grow for a few more weeks !!!

  • seabsrat

    So… Who do we want for round 2?

    • rhodes

      A tired team.

    • Icdws

      Blues. No want to play the Wild

    • rhodes

      Actually, if the Hawks are playing their best hockey, it doesn’t matter. I’d kind of like to see the Wild, cause (1) I like Mike Yeo and he’s had a tough season, and (2) it would mean the Blues lost 1st round, which would be just hilarious.

    • HawkIPA

      Blues. I didn’t like the Wild last year, and now they have a solid goaltender. But Hawks could beat either of them, as long as they (or Q) don’t beat themselves. Btw, Disqus on iPhone is awful

      • rhodes

        Btw, Disqus is awful

        • WookRN

          Don’t worry. It’s no better on Android.

  • MrNikopopoulos
  • DJ

    And that number one line plus Marlboro 72. Worked. Them. Over.

  • rhodes

    Calgary just tied up the game w/ Van.

    • DJ

      And now took the lead. Vancouver police on full alert.

  • HawkIPA

    Blues. I didn’t like the Wild last year, and now they have a solid goaltender. But Hawks could beat either of them, as long as they (or Q) don’t beat themselves

  • HawkIPA

    So Crow get G1 start, right?

    • rhodes

      Raanta!

      /kidding

  • WookRN

    Anyone other than Rhodes and me watching the Canadian game?

    • rhodes

      You working in the ICU again tonight?

      • WookRN

        Nope. Night off. Chilling with friends, hockey, and the keg fridge 🙂

        • rhodes

          Sounds nice. Enjoy!

          • WookRN

            I think ALL of us are enjoying tonight!!!!
            (Drinking in my ol’ Davey Bolland Sweater)

    • Sopel the catfish

      Go Flames!

    • seabsrat

      Flame on.

    • rhodes

      No Eddie Lack in night for the nucks tonight.

    • rhodes

      5-4 Flames. Ha, ha, haaa, ha, ha!

      • seabsrat

        6-4 ha ha haaaaa ha ha ha

  • Oldfarthawkfan

    I think that was Brad Richards best game as a Blackhawk. He did not look slow tonight, and drove the play many times tonight in addition to the face off win leading to Kaner’s goal.

    • rhodes

      I cannot disagree. I was worried earlier in the series that he might have been playing injured, but he looked tonight like he was back to playing with the same energy I saw during most of the reg season. But, yeah, really nice game from him.

      • WookRN

        He looked good. Good movement, he looked faster than he had, and honestly had some real good keep in’s.

    • DJ

      Did he call the play off said face off win? Whoever did gets a gold star.

      • rhodes

        Yeah, that was beautiful.

    • Roenick27

      I actually thought the penalty on him was ridiculous. He’s a veteran and a CENTER so I like how he has played!

    • Jim

      Loved seeing Richards destroy the water bottle with his hockey stick in the penalty box. (that was a soft call by the ref, and I thought an embellishment by Jones, was watching it with the sound off, because I can’t stand Edzo)

      Edit: The Hawks broadcast is really tough to take, and we can’t get a break with the NBC broadcast, because Edzo is there too. I hate Edzo ALMOST (but not quite) as much as I hated Tim McCarver.

  • Peanut Butter

    Canucks in some trouble now! 😀

    • rhodes

      That’s a shame.

  • Roenick27

    Hard fought to the end. This was a really great game.

  • WookRN

    VANCOUVER RIOT!
    VANCOUVER RIOT!
    VANCOUVER RIOT!

    • DJ

      The Red Mile lives!!

    • rhodes

      Wait, Vancouver was up 3-0 in that game? 4-1 in the 3rd? Riot INDEED!

      • DJ

        Good gosh. What an awful way to get eliminated.

        • rhodes

          There but for the grace of [whomever you worship] go I…

          Stated another way.. Better you than me, bub.

  • DJ

    7-4

  • DJ

    How cute…Sharpie says his three-year old tells him to
    “Live your life with passion.”

    • rhodes

      That’s right. I remember when my three-year old told me, “Dad, find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

      • DJ

        They were laughing on the radio. Sharp said he had no idea where she got that from.

  • DJ

    I do not like those NASCAR Flame uniforms. Take that cool red color, apply it to their original uniforms, and you’d look 100x better.

  • rhodes

    Crawford made comments in the post game that the D just took over in the 2nd and 3rd—doesn’t remember having to make more than one or two tough saves—Duncan Keith had the best game he’s seen in a long time—Darling should keep his head up—yada yada. Holy shit, what a great attitude.

    • WookRN

      Only seeing 13 SOG, I’m sure that helped… take over they did!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    While there wasn’t a single comment from Doc, Edzo, or Pierre during the entire broadcast about it with all the Pekka Rinne for Vezina talk, but Brad Richards had an absolute beast of a game. He was all over the ice, won almost every faceoff he took including the all-important game-tying one that he basically drew up himself right before the draw, telling Duncan Keith where wanted him to be and what to do. He was absolutely incredible. Great heart and comeback from the team. Now let’s get ready for what will be a hell of a tough opponent in Round 2

  • ChiCityKyle

    Im hungry for a wrap