Preview & Game Thread: Blackhawks-Coyotes

  

Chicago Blackhawks (24-23-8 56 pts) at Arizona Coyotes (13-32-10 36 pts)

9:00PM Eastern/8:00 Central

RADIO: WGN 720

TV: NBCSCH

 

PROJECTED GOALIES:

Arizona:
Antti Raanta (9-14-6 | 2.64 GAA | 0.916 SV% | 0 SO)

Chicago:
Anton Forsberg (5-9-3 | 2.95 GAA | 0.91 SV% | 0 SO)

 

PROJECTED LINES/PAIRINGS:

Arizona

Perlini – Stepan – Keller
Rinaldo – Domi – Rieder
Panik – Dvorak – Fischer
Martinook – Richardson – Cousins

Ekman-Larsson – Demers
Chychrun – Hjalmarsson
Connauton – Goligoski

Chicago

Saad – Toews – Duclair
Schmaltz – Anisimov – Kane
Bouma – Wingels – Debrincat
Hinostroza – Kampf – Jurco

Keith – Oesterle
Gustafsson – Seabrook
Dahlstrom – Murphy

STATISTICAL COMPARISONS:

Power play:
Arizona 16.6% (26th)
Chicago 15.4% (29th)

Penalty kill:
Arizona 78.7% (21st)
Chicago 82.6% (9th)

Corsi For % (5-on-5):
Arizona 48% (23rd)
Chicago 53.3% (3rd)

Faceoffs:
Arizona 47.9% (26th)
Chicago 49.3% (18th)

 

SUMMARY:

The Blackhawks try to stop their 5 game losing streak against a team that used to be a “gimme” win. Times have changed, and the Blackhawks have no “gimme” wins. They are sinking quickly, and seem to have no direction. As it stands today, the Blackhawks have a better chance of winning the NHL Draft Lottery (5.4% according to Tankathon) than they do of making the playoffs (2.5% according to Sports Club Stats)

The Coyotes boast some high end young talent, but have not been able to turn that raw talent into success on the ice. They head into this game with a paltry 1-3-1 record in the month of February, which includes a 4-3 OT win over the same Minnesota Wild that the Blackhawks were shutout by Saturday night.

The Blackhawks go back to Anton Forsberg in net, after the “Jeff Glass Experience” once again failed to yield success.

Expect a recap early in the AM

Join the game thread below for real-time conversation on the action with JJ, Gatekeeper and the rest of the RinkRats.

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    Chicago Blackhawks (24-23-8 56 pts) at Arizona Coyotes (13-32-10 36 pts) 9:00PM Eastern/8:00 Central RADIO: WGN 720 TV: NBCSCH   PROJECTED GOALIE
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    #4871

    Enzo
    RinkRat

    Let’s go Yotes!  Dahlin or Tzchuk would turn this franchise around.  Without the addition of a new Top Line Center or Top Pair Dman, this team will be stuck in mediocrity for the next handful of years. LTIR Crawford for the season and keep playing Forsberg/Glass who both suck.

    #4872

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    Yep. I agree.  I’m on for “full tank”.

     

    #4873

    I would kill to get Dahlin

    Apparently, all goalies are Vikings

    #4874

    Enzo
    RinkRat

    I would kill to get Dahlin

     

    Dahlin or Tzchuk.  Tzchuk brings the nasty with high end skill.  Can you imagine a power center like that playing with Kane?? Dahlin I’m very excited to watch at the Olympics.  I haven’t seen him play but everything I’ve read says he is an NHL ready 200ft 25 minute/game Dman. IF the Hawks end up getting a Top 5 pick in the Lottery, does Bowman have the stones/savvy to move up and grab one of these guys???

    #4875

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    I have ZERO  confidence in Stan Bowman.  He’d get the TOP pick and trade down to draft another smurf.

     

     

     

    #4876

    BmoreHawks
    RinkRat

    I would kill to get Dahlin

    That would be awesome until Q forced him to play on his off side and then scratched him

    #4877

    As part of the Pre-Game Projected Line-ups you all should list the Projected Commentators…. Just to warn us

    #4878

    LOL. #FahlinForDahlin. 1-0

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #4879

    2-0 #TankForTkachuk

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #4880

    Mewirtz
    RinkRat

    As part of the Pre-Game Projected Line-ups you all should list the Projected Commentators…. Just to warn us

    Since the team is worthless let’s talk about commentators. Foley’s OK,  but stale,  Konroyd’s boring as Hell and is either too nice or insecure to be honest, never thought I’d miss Eddie Olczyk and I pray for his health –Would love to see Jeremy Roenick as Color man. Jamal Mayers is a Hawks kissass and Brian Campbell has NO communication skills. Adam Burish has got some promise. If Mcdonough is going to shake thing up  lets also get rid of  Chelsea Dagger and that annoying WGN-Comcast Hawks bumper music. Gonna be awhile till the team is entertaining, might as well make the show better.

    #4881

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #4882

    New to Netflix this summer… Hawks on a Powerplay – Fun and Laughs for the entire family

    #4883

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    These guys are hard to watch.  Anyone who believes they’re a “tweak” away, adding one or two players and back to Cup contention, they’re dreaming.

    This is a bad defensive team.

    #4884

    Lance Bouma makes the PP work. 🙄🙄🙄🙄

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    #4885

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    Defensively, this is a bad team.  It doesn’t help the goaltending SUCKS.  And that’s 100% on Bowman, for not having a legit NHL backup goalie.

     

    #4886

    Mewirtz
    RinkRat

    Defensively, this is a bad team. It doesn’t help the goaltending SUCKS. And that’s 100% on Bowman, for not having a legit NHL backup goalie.

    No, this is a team that has given up

    #4887

    ozzygod1
    RinkRat

    When the going gets tough, the uh… ummm… never mind.

    #4888

    Bob P.
    RinkRat

    “Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor……………hellllll no”

    #4889

    Seymour
    RinkRat

    I would rather watch the kids play than the “core” mail it in.  If there are veterans nursing injuries, shut them down.  What’s the point?  This team has completely shut out Q.  I’m thankful for 3 cups and 10 years of Hawk hockey like I never thought I’d see, but this team is in complete disarray.  Does anyone see this being better next year? 2 years from now?

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