Thread: Post-Game Talk: Hawks 3, Blues 2
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01-23-2013, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by hawksfan50 View Post
Blues got off to a terrible start--we should have buried them in the first period but blew too many freebie odd man rushes getting only the Kane beauty in...I thought we played a lot worse in the 2nd period but got a lucky break on the Keith shot redirected off Seabrook's skate and past Elliott...Then we sucked bigtime in the 3rd despite getting another early goal from Stalberg...The Blues really came on and dominated the 3rd period but Crawford made just enough big saves to hold us in for a 1 goal margin victory...By the last half of the third period it looked like we forgot how to clear pucks out of our zone and in the frenetic finish we looked like a Chinese Fire Drill --running around our own zone and chasing in futility ...just awful..Q cannot be pleased with the last 2/3 of the game and especially that awful 3rd period display ..nice to win but must be better than that for 60 minutes -you cannot lose your "mo" like that letting opponents get off the mat to take over the play and puck possession and winning stick and board battles for the puck in your own zone like that...Q will vent at such a "bad habit" letdown creeping in...

Notes: I thought SAAD was the best guy on his line last night --Toews was meh,Hossa not as prominent as in the first 2 GP...KANE to his credit looks motivated this year-which is what we expect and need from him...BICKELL l looks a lot faster than last year and is playing very well ...SHAW looks lost and off his rambunctious game as if Q wants him to be more finesse and avoid penalties-that will ruin his effectiveness ==Q needs to let him get his edginess back ..
KRUGER made 2 potential goal-saving back-checks --he is playing very well..

It was a better game from 2 and 7 --but still way off their Cup year form...Hopefully they get better with more GP...however of comcern Toews --only 1 shot on goal,Kane only 2 shots (though he scored on 1 of them),Hossa only 2 shots ---when the BIG 3 get only a combined 5 shots on goal either you credit the opponents OR
you demand better from the Big 3 ...(Bickell with 3 shots and Shaw with 4 shots and Stalberg with 1 shot were a combined 8 of our 27 shots ...Frolik managed 3 shots --so these 4 were 44.44% of our shots attacking the STL net --the big 4 guns (Sharp had 3 shots) were only 29.6% of our sots on attack --you would think this needs to be inverted...your besty should be your best--but not last night...toews is a +5 after 3GP and dominant again in faceoffs --but only 4 shots in 3GP ? Gotta step it up ---shoot more should translate to more goals for him ..gotta get more shots off than this...
HF50 is that you? I can't believe Kane is receiving more praise than criticism in one of your posts....

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