Hawks fans can be forgiven for needing medication after watching this year's team. The Hawks aren't the projected car in the mud they were last year. Instead they demonstrate almost bi-polar qualities, making them look dominating at times and completely disinterested and overpowered at others.
On Sunday, they managed to do both and everything in between in one game. That's not easy.
The Hawks were just rolled in the first period, and had only Corey Crawford and some cockeyed finishing from Detroit to thank for not being embarrassed by the time intermission rolled around. They were functional and disciplined in the second to keep things close and snuff out the runaway train the Wings have been. They showed a deep reserve of heart and skill to overwhelm the Wings in the third to tie it. Then they went back to the first thing for OT, and lost. It's all a bit much.
So the three games in two weeks are over, and both teams gained four points out of the ordeal. Everyone's basically back w...