04-18-2012, 05:06 PM #161
Wish the Hawks still had John Scott.. I'm sure he would of had a few choice words or fists for Torres.
04-18-2012, 05:39 PM #162
I do miss Big John at times like this. If Carbomb was healthy he'd be out there with a switch blade or tire iron next game
Originally Posted by gammabears
04-19-2012, 11:23 AM #163
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04-21-2012, 09:33 AM #164
Claude Lemiuex has been retired for a few years....
Originally Posted by 4th and 26
Originally Posted by Jerry Jones
04-21-2012, 11:34 AM #165
Torres was suspended for 25 games today.
04-22-2012, 06:19 AM #166
Chicago Blackhawks beat Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 in overtime - chicagotribune.com
We're not done yet. Go Hawks!
Blackhawks stay alive, beat Coyotes in OT
GLENDALE, Ariz. ó The comebacks keep coming for the never-say-die Blackhawks.
Refusing to wilt not from the desert heat but from that of a suffocating Coyotes defense, the Hawks rallied to a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Saturday night at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
The best-of-seven series -- now led 3-2 by the Coyotes -- will continue with Game 6 on Monday night at the United Center as the Hawks staged their fourth, third-period rally in five games to keep their season alive.
Jonathan Toews scored the game-winner in OT -- every game in the series has gone beyond regulation -- and Nick Leddy had a goal midway through the third to lift a Hawks team that found a sense of desperation as their season teetered on the brink of extinction.
"That's got to say something about our character and what we're able to do, especially against a team that late in games they're so good at protecting leads and playing smart defensively," said Toews, who beat Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith with a wrist shot from the right circle 2 minutes, 44 seconds into overtime to end it. "Going into that third period we reminded ourselves that we've done it multiple times in this series win or lose that we're going to find a way to come back and we did.
"This overtime period, especially, we had that feeling that this was our game and we would go out there and take it," Toews added. "They haven't given us much this series but we weren't going to be denied."
Goaltender Corey Crawford exorcised some demons by out-dueling Smith to erase the memory of consecutive overtime defeats.
"(Saturday night) was probably our best game defensively this series," said Crawford, who made 18 saves. "Everybody was back and we were in shooting lanes. We just didn't give them a lot."
Crawford allowed a second-period goal to Gilbert Brule but that was it as the Hawks earned the win despite the absence of leading scorer Marian Hossa, who remains sidelined following a vicious hit from Raffi Torres is Game 3.
"We want to feel like this game is a turning point for us in the series," Toews said. "We've got a lot of momentum. We're going home and we have to be excited for that. This series is far from over and we're not going to give them anything easily. For myself, I just had a feeling that something good was going to happen."
Phoenix took the lead early in the second on Brule's goal off an odd-man rush created when Hawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson pinched in deep. Brule raced into the zone and rifled a shot from the right circle that roared past Crawford to the glove side.
In the third, Leddy evened it at 1-1 when the defenseman fired a shot from the point that eluded Smith as Hawks center Dave Bolland cruised through the slot to provide a screen.
"We've come back in four out of five now ... and we've been playing great," Leddy said. "Just a few bounces haven't gone our way. We played great (Saturday night) and we'll have to play great next game."
The Hawks peppered Smith with 38 shots, but had limited quality scoring chances as the Coyotes also filled shooting lanes. The visitors kept the pressure on and finally solved the stingy goalie to force Game 6.
"We played hard the whole way through," defenseman Duncan Keith said. "It's tough when you end up being behind a goal and you feel like you're dictating most of the play. We stuck with it like we have throughout the past and finished it off in overtime.
"We did what we wanted to do here -- get a win and take it back to Chicago," Keith added. "We're going to need the same kind of effort and even better effort in Chicago."
They Coyotes will try and rebound from their second defeat at home to the Hawks this series and close it out on Monday night.
"We give them credit," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "They came here and beat us. We're pretty comfortable playing on the road (so) we're going to go out there and find a way to win."
04-22-2012, 08:10 AM #167
Great win for the Hawks. I can't believe how tight the series has been going into 5 OT games. I like the suspension the league has handed out to Torres. Hit the SOB in the wallet and hit him hard.
04-22-2012, 05:39 PM #168
Thanks brother. In this case I wish he could have kept him on his feet and pounded away on him for another 30 secs. or so before they had to break it up. The first game the Hawks play against the Coyotes next season where Torres is on the ice I'd love to see them just go all Hansen Brothers on him. About three guys just drop sticks and gloves and just start whaling away.
Originally Posted by vmx12
I'm getting to that age where a lifetime warranty just doesn't mean as much to me anymore as an afternoon nap. Honey Badger Don't Care. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit.
04-23-2012, 03:27 AM #169
Canucks out of the playoffs.
04-23-2012, 12:10 PM #170
Will be of unpopular belief, but I think the Torres suspenison was ridiculous. It wouldnt nearly be as bad if there was some consistancy, but a crosscheck to the throat and Boyle getting his face caved in a blindside situation is worth one game. A player with his head down gets hit, and while dirty gets him 1/4 of the season? If it wasnt Hossa, that would have been a 5-7 game suspension which is what I thought would have been fair.
Originally Posted by Jerry Jones