Chicago Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks Preview & Game Thread

  
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Vancouver Canucks(25-39-9) @ Chicago Blackhawks(30-35-9)

7:30PM Central
RADIO: WGN 720
TV: NBCSCH, SNP

PROJECTED GOALIES:

Chicago:
J-F Berube (2-4-1, 3.70 GAA, .897 Save%)

Vancouver:
Jacob Markstrom (18-26-6, 2.80 GAA, .909 Save%)

PROJECTED LINES/PAIRINGS:

Chicago:
Sharp-Schmaltz-Kane
Jurco-Anisimov-DeBrincat
Saad-Hinostroza-Highmore
Hayden-Kampf-Martinsen

Keith-Rutta
Gustafsson-Seabrook
Oesterle-Murphy

Vancouver:
Leipsic-Horvat-Goldobin
Sedin-Sedin-Boucher
Archibald-Sutter-Gagner
Jokinen-Down-Virtanen

Edler-Tanev
Del Zotto-Stecher
Pouliot-Biega

STATISTICAL COMPARISIONS:

Power Play:
Chicago 16.1% (28th)
Vancouver 21.8% (T-8th)

Penalty Kill:
Chicago 79.3% (20th)
Vancouver 77.7% (T-22nd)

Corsi FOR % (5-on-5):
Chicago 52.80% (4th)
Vancouver 47.89% (25th)

Faceoffs:
Chicago 49.8% (17th)
Vancouver 49.5% (20th)

SUMMARY:

Tuesday night’s embarrassing 5-1 home loss to the Colorado Avalanche was the loss that sealed the Blackhawks fate. They have officially been eliminated from the playoffs, and this painful season will end after its final eight games.

Following the loss at the United Center Tuesday, some of the players and coaches had some interesting comments.

Connor Murphy on missing the playoffs, “It sucks, and it’s kind of embrassing.”

Joel Quenneville on finishing the season, “It’s got a lot of meaning on the other side, so let’s play the right way and try to have fun.”

Patrick Kane on missing the playoffs for the first time since his rookie season, “Obviously one of those streaks you want to keep going. We had a disappointing second half of the season, to say the least.”

And my favorite quote after Tuesday night also came from Kane, who commented on what the Blackhawks have to play for in the remaining eight games. “We’re playing in the NHL, we’re playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, we’re playing in front of 21,000 fans every night. That’s enough motivation right there.”

As purely a fan, I hope the Blackhawks live up to what Kane said. Play hard, play loose, and show you want to take the ice every shift. I am not sure what will happen after this season, but these players should be playing for their careers after the season they have produced through 74 games.

The first of their four remaining home games, “in front of 21,000 fans,” is tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. The rivalry is pretty much extinct, but this is a team the Blackhawks should take care of on their home ice.

EDIT – It was announced after the morning skate that Jonathan Toews would “miss a few games” with and upper body injury sustained against the Blues.

We’ll recap tonight or tomorrow AM. Join the conversation below!

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    Vancouver Canucks(25-39-9) @ Chicago Blackhawks(30-35-9) 7:30PM Central RADIO: WGN 720 TV: NBCSCH, SNP PROJECTED GOALIES: Chicago: J-F Berube (2-4-1,
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    #6238

    No Toews for a few games. #Tankathon

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #6239

    If he really has an “upper body injury,” why wouldn’t they just shut Toews down for the remaining meaningless games?

    #6240

    Personally, I would, but this team is apparently under some disillusion that trying to play their goalie who has a brain injury is a good potential plan.

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #6241

    ozzygod1
    RinkRat

    This Hawks season… every bit as memorable and enchanting as the Dave Donato era of Black Sabbath.

    #6242

    ozzygod1
    RinkRat

    Stanley should put Berube on waivers and bring up Colin Delia to see if we can psychologically ruin him too before the season is out.

    #6244

    6628
    RinkRat

    Stanley should put Berube on waivers and bring up Colin Delia to see if we can psychologically ruin him too before the season is out.

     

    Now that there’s funny

    #6245

    Stanley should put Berube on waivers and bring up Colin Delia to see if we can psychologically ruin him too before the season is out.

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Not my guy! LOL

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #6247

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    There’s no reason to bring Toews back.  Even if he’s healthy in a week.

    Actually, same with Kane. They both should sit the rest of the season.  No reason to risk Kane breaking a bone now.

    Bring up some more kids.

    #6248

    There’s no reason to bring Toews back. Even if he’s healthy in a week.
    Actually, same with Kane. They both should sit the rest of the season. No reason to risk Kane breaking a bone now.
    Bring up some more kids.

    Unfortunately they don’t have the option of calling up more kids. They can only do that on an emergency basis like they have for Martinson and Hayden

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #6249

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    Fine, play short a man.   There’s no reason to risk a long term injury to Kane right now.

    Plus, if Kane doesn’t play and you’re a man short, there’s a better chance of tanking to a better draft pick.  Win/win.

    #6250

    Alan Parsons
    RinkRat

    LTIR Toews.  Package him with Hossa.  Sell them to the the KHL.  Profit.

    #6251

    Mewirtz
    RinkRat

    Nice stop Berube

    #6252

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    Big juicy rebound by Berube.

     

    #6255

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    You cannot win in the NHL with AHL goaltending.

    pathetic.

     

    #6256

    Mewirtz
    RinkRat

    Great news for Eddie. God is good

    #6257

    Chico Maki
    RinkRat

    I think science had a part.

    #6258

    ozzygod1
    RinkRat

    On the heels of the recent Rutta and Gustafsson deals, it’s being reported that the Chicago Blackhawks have now resigned JF Berube to a 5-yr contract extension worth $12.5MM. Chicago General Manager Stanley Bowman on the signing – “We’ve been really happy with our play in the defensive zone this year, and that obviously starts with the goaltenders. JF has really done an excellent job this year since he’s been up. I’m really looking forward to continued success in the D-zone, and JF is really a big part of that future. I like our team.”

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