Originally posted on Blackhawks Down Low  |  Last updated 11/6/11


"I've had hangovers pan out better than this ****..."

I had a bad feeling about this one. Hearing Duncs was still out, had read a lot of the trash talk in the Tribune earlier in the day and it felt like the Blackhawks were underestimating. I left my parents house this afternoon telling my mom that it was probably going to be bad and she should be glad they wouldn't be able to watch it. Sorry for the jinx y'all. As much as the dad's trip was a "fun time" and a "different experience", that longer than necessary road trip down to Florida came back to bite 'em. Also, talking trash is great, always fun to read and get a little fired up over... but come out and show something if you're going to do it.

The Blackhawks were lucky to be tied after the first period was completed. Penalties by both teams, but the Canucks were the only ones to cash in on the power play. This would be the beginning of a pattern. Tater's wrister from the left side was a minor misstep in Luongo's game tonight.

Second period started off with Kane in the box serving a roughing penalty (LOL) and Rome pots one for the Canucks second power play goal of the night. More of the same when Bickell got called for boarding and Daniel Sedin makes the game 3-1 just five minutes into the period. A couple of Canucks penalties come and go without much of anything from the Blackhawks (surprise, surprise). Carcillo gets in his first fight as a Blackhawk, if you would even really call it much of a fight. Ended a little too early for me. Freddy make's an acrobatic tip in from a Mayers shot to bring the Blackhawks within one. Canucks don't let that last long as 42 seconds later Hansen made it a 4-2 game. Another penalty, another PP goal for the Canucks and a Bieska/Mayers tussle close out the period.

The third period was a continuation of hot garbage and shooting themselves in the foot. Whatever happened with Carcillo is a little confusing to me as he was the one laying on the ice taking shots from Rome, but whatever. It happened, the Canucks didn't let up and the game ended in a 6-2 ass kicking.

Let's all take a minute to have a good chuckle about Kane getting a roughing penalty at the end of the first period.

Alright, enough with the chuckles...

If Patrick Kane is the one showing a little fight and grit for a snow shower on Crawford, the Blackhawks have bigger things to worry about. Maybe say... the power play?

Speaking of the power play, by the end of the night the Canucks had as many powerplay goals in one game as the Blackhawks have had ALL SEASON.

ALL.
SEASON.

The only power play the Canucks DIDN'T score on tonight was the tail end of Carcillo's hi-sticking penalty in the first period. Watch some tape boys, maybe learn a thing or two on how to score on the power play or at least how to DEFEND A DECENT POWER PLAY.

I don't have any good things and all bad things to say about the game so no bullet points tonight. Losses like this suck especially when they are against the Canucks. Teams have these type of games and hopefully with games against St. Louis, Columbus and Calgary this week the Blackhawks can return to form and maybe even get a power play goal or two (don't worry, I won't hold my breath).

I'm not going to be surprised if lines get shaken up. Toews needs someone on that first line, frustration is starting to show and he's a lot better than what his numbers are. The Kane - Hossa - Sharp line has been one of the best in the leauge for the past two weeks, but they couldn't get it to click tonight. It'll be interesting with just one day off between games to see what happens at practice.

October is over, November isn't getting any easier or relaxing. Time to put on your big kid pants and play like you know how.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Greg Jennings: Ryan Tannehill has had his hands tied by coaches

Josh McDaniels 'happy' with Pats but wants to be a head coach again

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh in cleats throws out first pitch at Cubs game

Why Rickie Fowler will win the PGA Championship

Warren Sapp bitten on arm by shark

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Fitzpatrick, Jets agree to one-year deal

Baker considering removing Papelbon from closer role?

Greg Hardy struggling to find work, reportedly even in CFL

Jets players told not to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation

Brock Lesnar won't be punished by WWE for UFC drug test

Report: Cowboys to be fined up to $250K for suspended players

Report: Ravens WR Mike Wallace failed conditioning test

WATCH: Kobe Bryant drives Ferrari around Italian racetrack

Terrelle Pryor shouts out Ohio State after ban ends

Justin Timberlake advocates for Memphis to join Big 12

Poll: Las Vegas residents don’t support public funds for NFL stadium

Conor McGregor talks trash to Nate Diaz on ‘Conan’

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Real Madrid can’t train at Norwegian school because of the kids

Newspaper uses Michael Jordan ‘crying face’ as image

Equipment manager Blake Griffin punched no longer works for Clippers

Report: Nicks signing one-year deal with Saints

Reds 'picking up the pace' on Jay Bruce trade talks

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker