Thread: Post-Game Talk: Hawks 3, Blues 2
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01-23-2013, 09:06 AM
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Great start in the standings, where it counts. Crawford was good at stopping the puck. I was wrong about Reaves and Bollig squaring off again, I don't even think Reaves dressed.

First week of the season not too much to read into but I really like how the Hawks are coming out hard and ready to grab loose pucks right off the start. They didn't seem too interested in the 1st period most of the time last year. Strong starts were one of my biggest areas of concern along with special teams. Last year they only scored first 36 games down from 47 in 2011.

We'll see if it keeps up or not. Special teams' results are there so far but it's too early for me to have a strong opinion on them yet. I was not expecting to see 6pts in the standings after 3 games in 4 nights.

I couldn't believe it was the first 3-0 start since the 73' season. Doesn't matter much, just really surprising since there were so many good teams over the last 40 years.

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