Found November 07, 2011 on Puck Drunk Love:
This Week in Terrible Hockey will be a weekly feature that points out a particular play, game, player or franchise who has just done a terrible job at professional hockey. This week in terrible hockey, I’m going to take a look at Steven Stamkos’ hat trick clinching power play goal from Friday night against my very own Chicago Blackhawks. Check it out below. Boy, Stamkos had quite a bit of space there, huh?So, we’ve all seen that Stamkos one-timer from the dot about a bajillion times in the last year which means you’re probably wondering: How did he get so wide open? Let’s break it down.   Stick down, son.   This is where the problems start. The puck was dumped and chased in by Vincent Lecavalier. Toews followed in the dump-in to support pursuit down to the goal line. Brent Seabrook is manning the far post for the moment. Nik Hjalmarsson ignores playing the puck completely and goes to step into the Lightning player. Not only does he fail to elimininate Lec...

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Report: Help for the 'Hawks

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Evening Line

“They were better in all areas, whether it was physical, special teams or 5-on-5.  I was disappointed with it across the board. It was an ugly game.” -Joe Quenneville, head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks after losing 5-2 to Vancouver tonight.  More Chicago reaction from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald.

Before Game Notes

As the title suggest, here’s just a couple of brief notes prior to tonight’s game. The Hawks will skate in St. Louis against the Blues tonight. Puck hits the ice at 7:00 pm (DST). Duncan Keith is expected to return to the line up tonight. Keith had missed the last 3 games after getting hit in the hand with the puck, early during the game against Nashville, a little over a week...

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