• ZigZags82

    Let’s Go Hawks! Play your game and even it up to respond!

  • Sopel the catfish

    If there is any sign of struggling from Cumiskey, I vote that number 13 dresses as the 5.5th D man, and then takes himself and Penisloaf out for the remainder of the games. My hatred for Perry has almost reached to Bieksa/Burrows level.

  • Icdws

    After a hour of pregame why are hawks even showing up ? Per these front runners the hawks are overmatched at every position. Let’s win this one and shut them up. Also. NBC must find a better group as it’s second team. This group is downright somnambulant.

    • Sopel the catfish

      Albert was doing the radio broadcast of last night’s game too, he won’t leave me alone.

    • Mac Heath

      Can’t understand why Dave Strader isn’t doing these games with Emrick doing the other series. He’s much better than Kenny Albert.

      • DJ

        Doc, Edzo, and Pierre will do all the games in Chicago n

  • Sopel the catfish

    YESSSSS

  • HawkIPA

    boom! That’s a start!

  • Ty J

    MUTT

  • WookRN

    Guess I gave up my Shaw sweater one game early…

    • Icdws

      He knew and is giving u what for

      • WookRN

        Fuck… I’ll take it.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Odie dropped his stick and it bounced right back into his hands, it’s early but luck is currently on the Hawks side.

    • Ty J

      that was impressive

  • Sopel the catfish

    I like how Stoner tries to slash Shaw instead of doing anything about the puck. Ducks D is so much deeper than the Hawks.

  • HawkIPA

    Stoner having a great period

  • HawkIPA

    HOSSA

  • Sopel the catfish

    EAT A DICK STONER

  • WookRN

    How was that a single minor? Wasn’t there blood???

    • Sopel the catfish

      I think only highsticking can be a double for blood. It should have been a double for him punch/cross checking Shaw in teh face at the end of the play though.

  • To Saad be the glory

    fucking worthless p.o.s.,if this is their game plan we got this

  • HawkIPA

    Keep it up boys

  • Sopel the catfish

    NHL radio this afternoon was concerned about Hossa not scoring, like they didn’t realize how much of a beast he is on D, the goals would come and now it’s started.

    • DJ

      Boss’s doesn’t necessarily need to score to be effective. He has strength, great puck possession skills, good defensive skills. You’d think the NHL experts would know this.

      • DJ

        Damn auto-correct 🙁

        • Sopel the catfish

          The Slovak meaning of Hoss is Boss. You’re good.

  • Icdws

    Great start! Don’t understand why that was only a 2 min penalty. Expect more of this shit from ducks. They believe it may be worth an early deficit to inflict punishment

    • WookRN

      They get under and start getting dumb……

    • Sopel the catfish

      They can talk to the blues all about it at early morning tee time.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Didn’t take Kesler long to “fall” onto Crow. At what point will the league allow the official to take control of the post whistle scrums? It needs to eventually become “I blew the whistle, you didn’t immediately stop and go to your bench/faceoff area, you’re going to either get a 2 minute penalty or fined” I like hard and tough play, but too much extracurriculars just gets stupid.

    • DJ

      I’ve always thought a face wash should be an automatic two for unsportsmanlike conduct. That’s always a catalyst for hostilities.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Whatever

  • Sopel the catfish

    Lucky bounce, fuck the ducks

  • HawkIPA

    Damn puck luck

  • Sopel the catfish

    Rundblad for Kimmo!

  • DJ

    Busted play, fluky goal. Don’t let this rattle you.

  • HawkIPA

    I guess cross checking ain’t no thing in the Pond

    • DJ

      Maybe in January. Not this time of the year.

    • Sopel the catfish

      If you don’t break your stick on their forearm or back then it doesn’t count.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Stoner with the elbow

    • DJ

      Don’t retaliate. Play hockey. Are they revealing that mud wrestling is the only way they can win?

  • Jesus…how many times has #86 already carefully picked some random Duck’s pocket?

  • HawkIPA

    TT is swarming – had a ridiculous shot earlier as well.

  • HawkIPA

    Clear the damn puck

  • The Gatest Gamer

    44 is just useless:(

    • Sopel the catfish

      5 minutes is too much apparently.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Weak icing call

  • HawkIPA

    Ridiculous

  • TitanTransistor

    Timonen looks like warmed over dogshit.

    • If only. Warmed over dogshit demands a wide berth.

      • The Gatest Gamer

        Can i buy you a beer?

        • WookRN

          You can buy ME a beer…

          • Sopel the catfish

            Also me.

          • The Gatest Gamer

            Hawks win and I will

  • Ryan

    Long time reader. Never posted before.

    This Ducks team is Canucks-level annoying.

    • Sopel the catfish

      This is true

    • Icdws

      Nice start ryan

    • You’ll fit in just fine, friend.

  • bluebie

    timonen needs to harden the fuck up

    • The Gatest Gamer

      You mean harden up his blood into clots? He’s good at that.

      ok, ok that was horrible, i’m sorry

      • bluebie

        haha brutal

    • HawkIPA

      I’ve seen enough of Timonen – no more shifts for him with the 2nd or 3rd line please

      • bluebie

        Seriously, how hard is it to get someone out there to not play like an idiot for 10 minutes.

  • TitanTransistor

    Seabrook is too slow to cover for Timo. All those nachos weighing him down. Timo needs to sit or he needs a quicker partner.

    • Sopel the catfish

      Someone like Cumiskey? Then we could have our normal 1-4…hmmm…no chance.

  • DJ

    Good start. Have to clean things up a bit so that that late-period shit doesn’t become the norm

    • bluebie

      Big pressure towards the end there, scary stuff…

  • HawkIPA

    I’ll take that period, but another 2 minute shift like that at the end and it’ll wind up in the net

  • Sopel the catfish

    Woa fuck, I’m agreeing with Milburry about the refs not getting the call for extra penalty against Stoner. I feel dirty.

    • WookRN

      Man. Mulburry is PISSED.
      And I completely agree…

  • WookRN

    Go Mike Milbury!

    • Sopel the catfish

      Even that up-boat hurt me inside.

      • To Saad be the glory

        lol,too bad

  • The Gatest Gamer

    The shitty thing about Timonen is that second round pick. I mean, WHAT THE FUCK??? Q dressed that dude for a couple of minutes just to give away a second round?

    • HawkIPA

      I thought it was a good trade at the time – was hoping he’d get his speed back, doesn’t look like it happened

      • The Gatest Gamer

        He has the speed of a stoned knitter.

        • Sopel the catfish

          It took me a few seconds to realize you meant knitter as in yarn, read it first as stoned kitten. Both are good but I like yours.

      • WookRN

        I’m with HawkIPA. I thought it was worth the charge….

  • ourgeorge

    Millbury layed into the refs pretty hard for not calling a double minor on Stoner, FWIW

  • Lionel Hutz

    Anyone have Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing? Really solid stuff from these guys.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Timonen and Cuminsky have been awful. I think Rundblad is our “best” option right now as a 5th defenseman. We’re going to have to roll 4 D. Just can’t trust any of these D to not immediately give up the puck.

    • HawkIPA

      I didn’t notice Cumiskey doing anything stupid. That’s my standard and so far he’s meeting it.

      • ourgeorge

        He did look quick out there

      • Sopel the catfish

        There was a point where he just kinda skated past the puck at the Hawks blue line and failed to clear, but he didn’t quite see it I suppose and was going back to help on coverage. But I do agree with you about not really noticing bad.

      • Aaeismacgychel

        He’s lost every single battle he’s had for the puck thus far and has been getting skulled. Hawks just haven’t paid for it yet on the scoreboard

      • Icdws

        Oduya getting the yips?

    • The Gatest Gamer

      Difference between Rundblad and Cuminsky is two goals right now

      • ourgeorge

        I wonder how many minutes of play time difference … and who is picking up the slack. Timo did have a couple long shifts

        • Sopel the catfish

          It wasn’t a long shift by choice, but rather a function of poor play by the boys on the ice.

          • ourgeorge

            Hjalmarsson needs to teach everyone how to flip it out … preferably to a streaking foreward

            counterattack!

      • Aaeismacgychel

        I hope it stays that way. Though I have the feeling that will change if the current play continues sadly

  • To Saad be the glory

    Dirty ass ducks,all i can think of is “who owwwnnnnzz the Chiefs”. I thought the Hansons were gonna take a shift in that pd.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Fucking eh, that was nuts, keep up the pressure Hawks.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Where’s the love from Kenny for the Hawks 4th line kicking ass right now? Fuck these announcers.

  • HawkIPA

    What a shift for Keith and the 4th line

  • Sopel the catfish

    Big bad Perry loses the puck to Teuvo, Hawks 4th beating the ducks 2nd and the Hawks 3rd outplaying the ducks 1st, who has the depth? Not entirely trying to sound uppity or cocky, but seriously these idiots gush all over the ducks but won’t recognize the Hawks 3rd and 4th for their good play.

    • To Saad be the glory

      CBC is the same way.

  • ourgeorge

    Let’s hope the last period was a wake-up call for Timo

  • DJ

    This linesman must not want to work the Finals.

    • Sopel the catfish

      I wonder if they don’t get paid for playoff games just like the players

      • WookRN

        They’re missing golf…

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Good little play by Cuminsky not allowing Kesler to cut towards the center of the ice and take the weak backhand

  • TitanTransistor

    Given the Blackhawks defensive disaster at the moment, should criticism be aimed at Stan Bowman? Timonen was hardly the best option on the market, especially when you consider the prices that other dmen went for.

    • HawkIPA

      I’d put it on Q more than Stan. Refusal to develop Clendening and Johns during the reg season. Timonen was a bet that didn’t pay off – it happens.

      • DJ

        I think the plan — and it was a good one — was for Johns to spend at least a year at Rockford. TVR was working out all right, but his injury messed things up. Once that happened, pick another young d-man and start to develop him on the fly.

        • The Gatest Gamer

          TVR is Hawks’ biggest loss this season

    • Aaeismacgychel

      He didn’t work out. Most applauded the move at the time. Sometimes you take a chance and miss. Plus whoever we’d get instead means we’d also get someone else lower priced than Vermette

  • Sopel the catfish

    Penisloaf trying to steal Hossa’s stick after the whistle. Please let Carbomb dress and draw a sweet ass* suspension for taking out that asshat’s knees.

    • HawkIPA

      Hossa’s response was perfect

    • cza

      Let’s not get carried away! Carcillo must never again see the ice in a Hawks jersey.

      I can barely watch this game, the announcers are so damn terrible.

  • TitanTransistor

    That 2nd line is a boil on satan’s ass. End it. Now.

    • ourgeorge

      seems like Bickell loses the puck a lot

  • DJ

    Crap. Need a big kill here. Don’t want to let them back in

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Frak. Terrible stick, Sharp

  • DJ

    Good kill

    • Icdws

      Gain momentum take the last quarter here

  • DJ

    Troy was saying that Timonen was gonna have to put in a good shift here, while the other d-men were catching a blow. Fortunately for us, a TV time out…

  • DJ

    I was just about to type “clear the fucking puck”

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Lazy effing end to the period

  • Sopel the catfish

    Dumb shit. How there isn’t a penalty for interference I don’t know. Fuck Corey perry, I want him to get a career ending injury.

  • The Gatest Gamer

    Perry looks like lawnmower man

  • So on top of everything else, Perry has OCD?

    • seabsrat

      All serial murderers develop rituals.

  • DJ

    Damn it. List his poise, and now another big kill is needed.

  • Sopel the catfish

    Time for a shorty. Fuck the ducks.

  • DJ

    If you’re effectively limited to four defenseman, none of them can take stupid penalties.

  • WookRN

    Chanting Crawford like it’s a taunt……keep wasting oxygen mouth breathers….

  • TitanTransistor

    The Blackhawks are done. It was a good ride. 5 WCFs and 2 cups is pretty damn good.

    • The Gatest Gamer

      i see what you’re doing here

    • HawkIPA

      I thought it was over after that loss to the Jackets?

    • Brandon Murray

      Really? At what point each series do you throw in the towel & then jump back on the bandwagon? It gets kind of old.

  • DJ

    Good work by Kruger to draw a penalty.

  • DJ

    Just gonna have to win the third period.

  • TitanTransistor

    Honest question: Are the Blackhawks functionally capable of clearing the zone? Like do they have the requisite muscular anatomy?

    • The Gatest Gamer

      They would be able to, but Q isn’t letting them.

  • HawkIPA

    So that period sucked. Rip it up, start again.

  • Steveholt

    If these announcers verbally suck Anaheim’s dicks any more than they already are the ducks are going to feel obligated to either take them out to dinner or break up with them.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Just so long as it isn’t putting a ring on them, I’m okay with it

      • RegKerr

        If I’m a Ducks fan, I’m not sure I need to be told how great my team is when they’re up in a series. ‘Cuz that hasn’t worked out so well in the past.

    • Sopel the catfish

      It’s like Pierre with the Redwings

      • Steveholt

        True. Although in fairness he sounds genuinely in love with everyone he talks about.

    • Brandon Murray

      I literally just Texted something like this to my brother. It’s kind of embarrassing but this team sucks. They tried to give Nashville head in round 1 as well. We get it the Ducks are big, they hit, oh & Kesler/Perry/Getzlaf all perform reach a rounds & rim jobs on each other after each period.

      • Steveholt

        I’m fine with physical play but when it borders on dirty I have a problem with it. Looking right fucking at you Clayton.

    • To Saad be the glory

      Are you guys talking about NBC? CBC has been so pro ducks,especially with the bottom 6 I was thinking about switching to nbc.

      • To Saad be the glory

        Part of the reason I’m watching on the computer is because I don’t want to watch nbc.

      • Steveholt

        Oh don’t, you’ll just be subjected to Kenny Albert choking on Corey Perry’s wiener.

        • To Saad be the glory

          meh,maybe it’s Jon and Troy and out of sync then,or the last but not least no sound option.

  • The Gatest Gamer

    My prediction: The bottle of Michter’s will be almost empty and i will feel like shit tomorrow.

    • Sopel the catfish

      Correction, you will feel awesome after this Hawks W.

      • WookRN

        What a Sopel said….

        • The Gatest Gamer

          nah, that’s my point. no matter what happens i will feel like shit

  • Guest

    DID YOU GUYS KNOW COREY PERRY IS THE BEST HOCKEY PLAYER EVER???

    Fuck these fucking fucks that are “announcing” the game.

    • Sopel the catfish

      DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE BEST PLAYER WHO HAS NEVER (WILL HOPEFULLY NEVER) WIN TEH CUP, RYAN KESLER!

    • Steveholt

      OR THE TIME HE PRETENDED TO HAVE A HURT KNEE AND THEN CAME BACK TO SCORE; HOW VERY TEEMU OF HIM!!!!

    • DJ

      Don Draper didn’t create the Hilltop ad, it was Corey Perry.

  • HawkIPA

    Only positives out of that last 10 mins – Crawford and the Kill. Time to pick up Corey and take this

    • ourgeorge

      Crawford is in the zone. We need a goal.

  • Brandon Murray

    Kesler is an Asshat. Getzlaf immediately goes back to prison & after every game. Penisloaf Perry is just well there are no words. I’m ready for some Wakey Wakey Perry T-shirt’s. Oh and I’m sure the announcers have on Ducks thongs.

  • Hockey Newbie

    How was nothing mentioned about that tool hitting Crow? Millburry even said Crow initiated contact. What fricking game is he watching?

    • Steveholt

      Well he kinda did

    • To Saad be the glory

      Milbury can only make sense once a season,he blew his wad on the missed penalty call in the first.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      His mistake was not flopping like he got hit by a bazooka and holding his head while writhing on the ice like Mike Smith would have

  • HawkIPA

    Remember when Playoff Bickell was a thing? That was nice

    • The Gatest Gamer

      pepperidge farm remembers

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Nice job Saader

  • Aaeismacgychel

    For the love of all things holy, Hawks, score here

  • bluebie

    kane overrated 5v3, no action.

  • TitanTransistor

    My god Patrick Kane has looked fucking terrible this series.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Good lord. Ugh. Just ugh.

  • DJ

    Boneheaded penalty. Latest in a series.

    • bluebie

      amateur hour

  • Sopel the catfish

    Now it’s time for a shorty, let’s go Hawks.

  • seabsrat

    We scored 2 PP goals this game. So we probably won’t score for the rest of the series on the PP so the universe can right itself.

  • HawkIPA

    Great kill

  • DJ

    Good kill

  • bluebie

    Is it just me or does Kane seem scared to fight for the puck in the corners.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      That’s really not his game. He’s been really off so far this series though

      • bluebie

        Yeah I know, but to just continually just skate away from the puck in the Duck’s zone…

  • DJ

    Nice whiff Bicks

    • WookRN

      Duuuuude….

      • DJ

        But a moment later he leveled Perry? Getzlaf? It’s good.

  • HawkIPA

    Liking our play in the 3rd – D has been tight, some good chances as well

    • DJ

      Some good sustained pressure in spots. Add that to some net front presence, stir, and …

      • HawkIPA

        Kane getting more noticeable as well – keep this up

    • ourgeorge

      yeah, seem to be handling Duck rushes better, Timo getting in the way better

  • Sopel the catfish

    Let’s go Hawks, win this before OT.

  • DJ

    Shaw very active. Could the third or fourth line win it for us tonight?

  • seabsrat

    Why can’t Bickell play like he used to in front of the net?

  • DJ

    Lazy penalty Kruger…

    • Aaeismacgychel

      No idea what he was thinking. That was Carcillo stupid

      • DJ

        Especially as he’s on the kill team.

  • The Gatest Gamer

    i gotta start drinking faster

  • Aaeismacgychel

    DAMMIT KRUGER

  • DJ

    Lazy stupid penalties we do not need. Yet that’s what all four have been.

  • TitanTransistor

    Sigh. Great.

  • DJ

    Great kill

    • MrNikopopoulos

      SAAD

      • The Gatest Gamer

        11 also.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Saad and Desjardins, that was a hero kill

  • Jim

    Like to see them put these aholes to sleep right here.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    What the freakin hell, Hjalmarsson?

    • MrNikopopoulos

      jesus, almost gave me a heart attack

      • Aaeismacgychel

        They might have a great group rate on defibrillators. All of us Chicago fans need to try getting in on this at some point.

    • DJ

      Not highest-level IQ, there.

      • Aaeismacgychel

        If he was a rookie, he’d never play another game. Ever.

  • Sopel the catfish

    So they add time now, but not at the end of the first period in game 1? Fuck these refs.

  • The Gatest Gamer

    suck down those smokes. shit’s for real

    • I was hoping to hold off on the benzos tonight. No such luck.

    • Brandon Murray

      I’m getting lung cancer & liver failure tonight

  • rhodes

    GAAAHHHH!

  • HawkIPA

    I usually go with defensemen but I have a feeling Kane breaks through here

  • TitanTransistor

    Kane hasn’t floated this badly since 2007/2008

  • The Gatest Gamer

    If I barf tonight it will be pure guacamole

    • TitanTransistor

      uh….may I ask why?

      • The Gatest Gamer

        Subway bro, subway.

        • TitanTransistor

          So you just eat the guac straight, to ensure there’s no meat, veggies or bread in the vomit?

          • The Gatest Gamer

            Didn’t eat, just watched enough of those ads. GKHUAKAMOOOOOOOLEHHH

          • TitanTransistor

            Ah, I gotcha

    • I pray that you can hold it in, sir.

      • Aaeismacgychel

        LOL. Prayer vigil at the Hare’s house!

    • cza

      Did you eat Gumby?

      • Aaeismacgychel

        Man, Gumby’s pokey stix when I was at U of I… *drools*

  • cza

    Teuvo or Vermy.

    • ourgeorge

      Tuevo, no-look shot from the left side board

  • Ty J

    that 1.2 seconds on the clock is the same amount of time Lebron had when he beat the bulls..I was nervous

  • Jim

    Seabrook time.

  • MrNikopopoulos

    I want Kaner so I can make this my avatar everywhere

  • Aaeismacgychel

    A Patriots fan at the game?

  • TitanTransistor

    I want the Hawks to fit Corey Crawford with one of those electric dog collars and shock him every time he tries to play the puck.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Andrew Shaw has been everywhere tonight. May the hockey gods give him the gamewinner

  • ourgeorge

    dump and chase isn’t our game

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Frak… Another bad penalty. And to Hjalmarsson no less

  • TitanTransistor

    Oh good, more dumb penalties.

  • TitanTransistor

    Saad has spent more time standing around, watching the game than he has spent playing hockey. At least his price in the off-season is dropping.

    • Aaeismacgychel

      Nice thought but doubtful

  • WookRN

    After all our defensive issues, surprised Q is still letting Timmonen on ice…

    • The Gatest Gamer

      well he’s got the freshest legs now lol

  • Sopel the catfish

    5th Golden Monkey open. Victory Brewing. Let’s go for Victory!

    • MrNikopopoulos

      Moscow Mules over here. Let’s make these Ducks look like asses

    • Brandon Murray

      Victory Brewing soooooo good

    • The Gatest Gamer

      I’m about half way through the bottle of this Michter’s bourbon. Tomorrow’s lunch? Tacos and margaritas — no other way.

    • HawkIPA

      I’ve moved on to Altos Tequila. Hopefully that numbs the adrenaline whenever this ends

      • The Gatest Gamer

        good luck with that. we’re gonna have to drink ourselves to bed

  • seabsrat

    Fuck 2OT on a weeknight.

    • Brandon Murray

      I need sleep

      • Sopel the catfish

        Sleep is for the weak. Also, the weekends (that’s when I sleep)

    • HawkIPA

      We all pay for “free hockey”

  • Aaeismacgychel

    So the Hawks clearly need to run Andersen because apparently that’s legal

    • Brandon Murray

      Apparently it’s just legal when Penisloaf Perry does it

  • Aaeismacgychel

    So, 2OT. It’s Seabrook time. Get it done, man.

  • The Gatest Gamer

    And this is only game 2…

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Oh man… Shaw got stoned

  • seabsrat

    I don’t even get excited when Bickell gets chances like that because I never expect him to score.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    TOO MANY MEN!

  • MrNikopopoulos

    The iron’s saved as many as Crow…

    • Sopel the catfish

      Iron doing well, Crow doing better.

  • seabsrat

    10 or 65 are gonna win it.

  • The Gatest Gamer

    GOOD GUYS WIN

  • MrNikopopoulos

    YESYESYESYESYES

  • seabsrat

    Hahaha wtf did Shaw just header that in?

  • Aaeismacgychel

    That may not count

  • Aaeismacgychel

    please don’t let it be his hand

  • MrNikopopoulos

    HEADER

  • Aaeismacgychel

    HEADER!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!! WHAT A GOAL!!!!

  • The Gatest Gamer

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

  • MrNikopopoulos

    BOOOOO

  • Aaeismacgychel

    THAT”S A GOAL!!!! THAT”S NOT IN THE RULES

  • The Gatest Gamer

    We got no high stick on Kane, no TMM and no goal. Good officiating.

    • The Gatest Gamer

      oh wait we did get TMM

  • Sopel the catfish

    THESE REFS ARE ABSOLUTE FUCKING GARBAGE.

    • WookRN

      These refs better get reviewed…..

  • Sopel the catfish

    I don’t understand how or why that doesn’t count. Fuck the refs fuck the ducks, let’s win this shit.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    So no rule in the rulebook about it, huh?

    • Sopel the catfish

      If the officiating has shown/told me anything this series it’s that the NHL wants the ducks to play in the finals for some reason.

    • The Gatest Gamer
      • Aaeismacgychel

        Welp… So there is a rule about it. Go figure

        • DJ

          If Shaw doesn’t jump, and the puck bounced off his helmet and in, it counts. Doubtful the puck hits his head without him jumping.

          Hawks survived the obvious loss of energy after the disallowed goal. Good enough to get to OT3.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Where is Toronto in this? Don’t they have a rulebook?

  • B.I.G. Forever

    Fuck the headbutt guys. Let’s win this anyway

  • seabsrat

    65’s gonna win it with a bicycle kick.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Oh wait a second, WALKOM IS IN THE EFFIN WAR ROOM!!!!

  • B.I.G. Forever

    I agree the officiating has been a total embarrassment. I’ve counted two times where PERRY deliberately ran into Crow and didn’t get called go GI. You have to make it where the refs can’t take it away

  • B.I.G. Forever

    And for the idiots who said CROW wasn’t a first class goalie… Kill yourselves

  • Aaeismacgychel

    COREY CRAWFORD!!!!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    THERE’S NO HITTING ON ICING

  • seabsrat

    I didn’t realize just how much I hated the Ducks until this series. So many of their players upset me on a deep and visceral level.

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Good lord. I can’t take this

    • Mutterin’, stutterin’ mess here, too.

    • The Gatest Gamer

      just gonna start banging head on keyboard soon

  • MrNikopopoulos

    I don’t get how people think basketball is exciting

    • The Gatest Gamer

      Well, some people also like scat porn.

      • seabsrat

        Had to urban dictionary “scat porn”.

        • Sopel the catfish

          I’m genuinely happy for you that you did not know what that was until now. You sir have lived a cleaner life than I (I don’t enjoy I just have known what it was for some time)

          • seabsrat

            Haha I’m certainly far from innocent, but I guess I’m glad that my first thought was that it was a typo or that he was talking about some kind of jazz oriented pornography involving lots of scat singing.

        • I’d clear your search history now, mate.

  • Sopel the catfish

    FUCK THE DUCKS… FUCK THE DUCKS… FUCK THE DUCKS…last of the current supply of golden monkey

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Well hockey gods, I know I asked for a Shaw gamewinner goal, but can you please give Shaw a legitimate Hawks gamewinning 3OT goal

  • The Gatest Gamer

    I’m not gonna barf guacamole, I’m gonna become guacamole.

  • disqus_AjQK544RED

    Ducks first goal was intentionally directed in off theu skate. Why didn’t Shaw letthe puck drop? Toews was riright there too

    • Aaeismacgychel

      No distinct kicking motion compared to distinct heading motion. Before I saw the rule I thought it was just arms and legs. Had no idea it applied to all other body parts as well.

    • DJ

      You need a kicking motion. They also tweaked the rules to clarify what a “kicking motion” consists of.

      The intent is the thing. Kick or head butt, no goal. Have it deflect off your shin pad before you can react, and it’s okay.

  • B.I.G. Forever

    This isn’t good for my heart or my hypertension. I may have to take my BP meds finally.

  • To Saad be the glory

    Well,at least the lamer ass duck fans gotta start worrying about work in the morning too.

    • seabsrat

      Stupid Pacific Time Zone…

      • Aaeismacgychel

        The only thing this time zone is good for is watching sports

  • MrNikopopoulos

    no takebacks goddammit

  • Aaeismacgychel

    Lol, that kid’s parents abandoned him. If he wakes up he’s going to be terrified

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I need to buy a life alert bracelet for game watching. At 31. No shame in that

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I’ve never seen us look so exhausted. Ever. We have to win this game

  • ourgeorge

    vermette, learn to take a backhand

  • Sopel the catfish

    Let’s go Hawks, this is your game

  • MrNikopopoulos

    “Depres thought he was in a fight”

  • Ty J

    Body slamming is okay but headers for goals aren’t ok

  • MrNikopopoulos

    sexy ice scrapers save the day

  • TitanTransistor

    I will never understand Joel Quenneville’s fetish for the Searbrook-Oduya pairing. Every time it’s on the ice, terrible things happen.

    • DJ

      Yeah. Like scoring GWGs in triple OT.

  • seabsrat

    Saad has seemed so strangely ordinary these first two games.

  • MrNikopopoulos

    YESSSSSS

  • seabsrat

    HAWKS WIN!!!

  • FUCKING HELL! YES!!!!

  • The Gatest Gamer

    AND NOW THE GOOD GUYS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KILL MEE PLEAAASE

  • ourgeorge

    Unreal!

  • Sopel the catfish

    KRUUUUUUUUGSSSSS

  • Aaeismacgychel

    GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL

  • Aaeismacgychel

    UNBEFREAKINLEIVABLE!!!

  • cza

    I want to cry. That was fucking beautiful.

  • DJ

    WHEEEEEEEEE

  • TitanTransistor

    KRUGER! YOU BEAUTIFUL SWEDISH MOTHERFUCKER!

  • HawkIPA

    Wowowowowow!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    That was so necessary. We lose this game and we are done. What a hell of a win. Hell of a win.

    • DJ

      I don’t quite think we would have been done (even though the media would scream it). But it’s nice to avoid the must-win-both-3-and-4 scenario.

      • B.I.G. Forever

        I love all the ‘we’ talk. Are you guys dressing on Thursday. LOL

  • ourgeorge

    Seabrook with one-timer on a bouncing puck off the boards!

  • The Gatest Gamer

    I really don’t know what to do with myself now. Too much adrenalin. Need to go punch through a sheet of steel or something.

    • rhodes

      Have a sandwich.

      • DJ

        There’s a 24-hour pizza joint 15 minutes away from my house. Well, 15 minutes at this time of night…

    • I hear feces-related pornography can be very relaxing. Just what I’ve heard, of course.

      • The Gatest Gamer

        Relaxing? moar liek xciting amirite?????

    • WookRN

      Iowa City is drinking…

  • HossasPierogi

    I think Crow fixed his playoffs save %

  • The Gatest Gamer

    FUKKEN 7

  • Brandon Murray

    Fuck yeah bitches!!!!! The legend of Corey Mother Fucking Crawford is born tonight. Whooooooooo Hooooooooo

    • Hockey Newbie

      Nope the media will opine about how calm Anderson was and how Crow got bailed out by his tired defense and springy goal posts!! hat broadcast was just brutal. Thank Hossa that we were rewarded with a win, after having to put up with that!!!

      • DJ

        Well, it seems like they’re giving Crow much love post-game.

        • DJ

          Annnnnd now they’re wondering if it was a Pyrrich victory for the Hawks (only rolling four defenseman and all). Nitwits.

          • DJ

            “Pyrrhic.”

      • The Gatest Gamer

        Had my back to the TV but just heard “Well Crawford was good, but I think Anderson was better”

        • Hockey Newbie

          That was Milbury. I about threw my remote thru the TV, but then I realized who it was speaking.

  • Brandon Murray

    I’ve got to be up in 4 hours but I think I’ll just keep drinking instead of sleeping tonight. Hope they don’t test BAC at work tomorrow

  • DJ

    That fourth line is excellent. Boudreau may need to gameplan against it.

  • DJ

    60 saves for Crow

  • Johnny Oduya was a full-blown Nordic God last night/this morning.

    • DJ

      40+ minutes for the top 4, 18 for Cumiskey, 15 for Timonen.

  • HossasPierogi

    Kruger my new hockey role model

    • spotlight312

      Shoulda seen him go full swede at the post game press conference. That guy is awesome. Worked his butt out year in year out, never bitches about being in the 4th line, just keeps doing his job and scoring that goal Bolland style!

  • Aaeismacgychel

    I will say, I thought Cuminsky got better and better as the game went on. I ragged on him early but he truly was excellent in overtime.

    • DJ

      He had his mistakes, but none of them resulted in Duck goals. Thus, you were able to see his good plays early on (even Runblad had a couple of good plays Sunday). And he sure did get better as the game went on.

      • cza

        I hope Kimmo gets a rest next game in favor of Runblad. He’s had time to think about what he did and our D does need a rest. We need fresher legs to disrupt the Ducks’ cycle. C&R each have a game under the belt now and it’s worth the gamble to bump their minutes, especially at home. Will come in handy in the finals.

  • Brandon Murray

    Can Millbury & Jones & Douche Bouche just give CHI some fucking credit? They’re still coddling Duck balls. Big fucking deal they had 71 hits. Over the years San Jose, Philly, St. Louis, Nashville, etc. have all tried to impose their physical will but it’s never worked. Too much time hitting & not enough time with the puck. Bruisers don’t win Cups.

    Oh & can we suit up Danault or one ankle Rozie instead of Old Man River #44?

    Oh part 2 (The Return of Oh) Penisloaf Perry can suck a Dick while he watches Getzlaf ravage Keslers ass.

  • cza

    And at the end of the all-important hits battle, Frogger is a bloodied, clutch hero while Stoner remains a worthless bag of shit.

    • KoalaKowalski

      high five!

      • Sopel the catfish

        Your name sir, it is glorious. I am also Ski from the Kowal clan.

  • DJ

    Hawks 5-5 on the kill. Plus 1-1 Sunday, correct? Two games doesn’t quite make a definite trend…but if we can really neutralize their power play, I like our ability to get to four wins first.

  • pnj

    I was not worried, but reading this blog, and commentary allows me to relax when I know deep in my heart that Q and his boys are really trying to kill me by giving me a heart attack cause I’m too old and drunk to put up with triple overtime. Good night sir!

  • DJ

    SIAP, but good news in Ottawa: they found a liver donor for Melnyk, and he has undergone a successful transplant:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/ottawa-senatos-owner-eugene-melnyk-undergoes-successful-liver-transplant-013038414.html

  • Sopel the catfish

    What I want right now is to hear Troy Murray call that win, anybody have a link for that?

  • cza

    Can some knowledgeable fan write a primer on interference? Because it sure looks like the Ducks keep grabbing or pinning our players away from the puck (along with the usual stick trickery).

    • Sopel the catfish

      Yes please, I get that there is a certain amount of time that you can hit someone after the puck is gone (take a hit to make a play) but at what point/how long/how many strides does it take until it is deemed interference since the puck was gone? Side note, I hate interference penalty as much as Van City, it’s never called at the right time, also the wrong situations, but it is so subjective it seems.

  • Dangles-a-Plenty

    Holy fuck… Thank you KRUGES! Great that Line 4 gets rewarded. I loved NBC’s 2OT intermission report, “Andersen has made calm saves, Crawford has made more acrobatic saves”… They just can’t give the 50 any credit for making GIGANTIC saves to keep the Hawks alive. Fuck the fuck off. I also have a sneaking suspicion that NBC chodesmokes the Quacks because it’s boring to compliment a well-built team that’s won 2 cups in 4 seasons.

  • spotlight312

    Shaw was right. The bigger they are the harder they fall.