Preview & Game Thread: Blackhawks at Wild

  

The Blackhawks are in Minnesota tonight—trying to avoid a 5-game losing streak and keep their dim playoff hopes alive.

 

Chicago Blackhawks (24-22-8) at Minnesota Wild (29-19-6)

7PM Central

RADIO: WGN 720

NBC Sports Chicago, Fox Sports North

 

PROJECTED GOALIES:

Chicago:

Jeff Glass (3-4-3, 3.13 GAA, .908 SV%)

Minnesota:

Devan Dubnyk (21-10-4, 2.68 GAA, .916 SV%)

 

PROJECTED LINES/PAIRINGS:

Chicago

Debrincat-Toews-Duclair

Hartman-Anisimov-Kane

Saad-Schmaltz-Wingels

Bouma-Kampf-Hinostroza

Keith-Oesterle

Gustafsson-Seabrook

Kempny-Murphy

 

Minnesota

Zucker-Koivu-Granlund

Ennis-Staal-Niederreiter

Parise-Cullen-Coyle

Winnik-Eriksson Ek-Foligno

Suter-Spurgeon

Olofsson-Dumba

Reilly-Prosser

 

 

STATISTICAL COMPARISONS:

Power play:

Chicago 15.7% (29th)

Minnesota 21.5% (9th)

Penalty kill:

Chicago 82.8% (5th)

Minnesota 80.8% (16th)

Corsi For % (5-on-5):

Chicago 53.0% (3rd)

Minnesota 46.4% (30th)

Faceoffs:

Chicago 49.4% (19th)

Minnesota 49.8% (17th)

 

SUMMARY:

Is the season pretty much over for the Hawks? Well, there’s always a glimmer of hope—until they’re eliminated. That’s all too simplistic, but it helps when grasping for some reason to watch tonight’s game. Perhaps defenseman Calle Dahlstrom—who the Hawks are high on—gets his first NHL start tonight. So, there’s another.

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  • #4786
    John Jaeckel
    Keymaster

    The Blackhawks are in Minnesota tonight—trying to avoid a 5-game losing streak and keep their dim playoff hopes alive.   Chicago Blackhawks (24-2
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    Apparently, all goalies are Vikings

    #4787
    fattybeef
    Participant

    Haha, one paragraph summary – nice.

    Not a whole lot to say at this point that hasn’t been said. Would be cool if the Hawks announced they were going to start wearing white at home again in efforts to get off the schnide.

    Remember how tasteful and classy that was? Good times. Maybe somebody slumping would freak out and pull a pre game Sale to make an off season move decision for them.

    #4788
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Like you said, I’ll watch just to get a bead on Dahlstrom. Divisional game, hope they don’t mail it in. A victory would be nice, but I’ll settle for a fun hockey game.

    #4789
    Chico Maki
    Participant

    I’ll watch–because I’m addicted.  But honestly the only reason to watch anymore is to see which guy(s) “plays” and who mails it in.

     

    #4790
    ozzygod1
    Participant

    2min 2-man adv and still nothing but endless perimeter passing and one-timers from the 300 section

    #4791
    Chico Maki
    Participant

    Yep. 2 man advantage for 2 min–get nothing.  Saad takes a bad penalty, Minnesota scores.

    Sheesh.

     

    #4792

    Double deflection was tough but can we finally put an end to the Glass House in Net after the first period or the next goal whichever comes first

    #4793

    Also I think the hawks believe the no look back pass is a high percentage play or something….

    #4794
    hawkeytalk
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Man they look horrible tonight.</p>

    #4795
    John Jaeckel
    Keymaster

    Hard to watch, boys. Glass looks fragile, but not sure a change will help. 5-on-3 was  PA-thetic ….

    Apparently, all goalies are Vikings

    #4796
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Also I think the hawks believe the no look back pass is a high percentage play or something….

    the secret weapon.

    #4797
    Jeff Osborn
    Keymaster

    Does anyone know if Jason Zucker is from Las Vegas?  I don’t think anyone mentioned it…….

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #4798
    Jeff Osborn
    Keymaster

    Also I think the hawks believe the no look back pass is a high percentage play or something….

     

    I SCREAM at my men’s league team when they do that.  knock it off!

    @PuckinHostile on Twitter

    #4799
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    nice kill. aggressive

     

    good god murphy looked slow there.

    #4802
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    debrincat has to work on his speed. not of much use on the rush, despite his shot and vision.

    #4803
    John Jaeckel
    Keymaster

    I didn’t hear anything about the Hawks outshooting the Wild either

    Apparently, all goalies are Vikings

    #4804
    Chico Maki
    Participant

    Somewhere, Dandy Don is singing, turn out the liiiiights, the party’s over…..

     

    #4805
    John Jaeckel
    Keymaster

    Yup Q. Glass.

    Apparently, all goalies are Vikings

    #4806
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    watching the minnie feed. what’d he say?

    #4807
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    keeeeerist

     

    ugh.. the wild announcers are raging homers.

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