I've said it before, but sometimes you just walk away from a game and there's nothing else to conclude but the fact that there will be losses on the final record.
The other guys get paid too, it's not your night, Mama said there'd be days like this, whatever cliche you want. In an even game between two good teams, the margins sometimes come down to one goalie playing great, and the other playing really well. So it was Wednesday night.
Corey Crawford had his best game in a while, but one goofy rebound led to a scramble that opened the scoring. Jonathan Quick on the other end made no such mistakes, as he was magnificent. By some distance this was the best goalie performance put on by an opposing netminder in the United Center this year.
This wasn't a case of the Hawks not getting enough traffic in front of him or not working the boards behind him enough. Quick had an answer for everything. And when he might not have, his defense did. This has always been the strength of the Kings, a...