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Monday, April 16, 2012

Hawks need last second heroics to tie series.

That is 3 times in a row (counting Jonathan Toews last second heroics from last year in Vancouver), that the Hawks needed last second heroics to move the game into OT.

Brent Seabrook took a slapshot from the point and it deflected off of Patrick Sharp's stick for a 3-3 tie.

This game had all the intensity that you want in a playoff series. It was a thrilling game to watch if you were neither a Phoenix or Chicago fan. For if you were a fan of either, you had your heart in your throat. Want to know who the star of this game was? BRYAN BICKELL... Really? Yes, Bickell.
He scored his first powerplay goal with a tip out of mid air for the first goal. He scored an overtime goal from a feed from V.Stalberg that gave him two goals and a teammate barrage afterwards.

Brandon Bollig got his first ever NHL points with a wrist shot goal as he was streaking down the left side. NICE to see him get on the board.

The biggest call of the night is when Andrew Shaw (the smallest guy on the Hawks) made head to head contact with Phoenix's 6'4"  goaltender Mike Smith . Smith should have won an academy award for his embellishment, for he "miraculously" recovered to play a fine game. That academy award performance will give Shaw a visit to Brandan Shanahan's office on Monday.......BULLSHIT!!!.

The biggest player of the game had to be Corey Crawford. He made incredible stops, time after time and was the big reason the Hawks won.

The Hawks who were disappointing? Duncan Keith. He couldn't clear a puck, he couldn't forecheck, he allowed players to sit in front of Corey Crawford BOTH goals during the powerplay. I could have driven a truck between him and Seabrook during their PK. It was absolutely atrocious. He needs to pick up his effort. Hossa and Kane were shadows the last game until Kane gets credit for a feeder late. But, they were nowhere to be found during the game. Their superstars have to show up. Their grinders are doing fabulously, and are the reason they still are in this series.


1st Period
03:05CHIPPG Bryan Bickell (1) Backhand - Assists: D. Bolland (1) & J. Oduya (2)
08:52PHXRaffi Torres (1) Wrist Shot - Assists: S. Doan (1)
13:44PHXPPG - Antoine Vermette (2) Tip-In - Assists: K. Yandle (2) & O. Ekman-Larsson (1)
2nd Period
06:57CHIBrandon Bollig (1) Wrist Shot - AssistsN. Leddy (1) & D. Keith (1)
08:41PHXPPG - Antoine Vermette (3) Wrist Shot - Assists: K. Yandle (3) & D. Morris (1)
3rd Period
19:54CHIPatrick Sharp (1) Tip-In - Assists: B. Seabrook (1) & P. Kane (3)
OT Period
10:36CHIBryan Bickell (2) Wrist Shot - Assists: V. Stalberg (1)


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