The first period last night the Hawks laid out the same spanking the Yotes put on the Preds recently. Traditional thinking would be the Hawks on the backside of two games back to back we could catch them down. But were going into there barn after a real arse whoopin of one of there rivals. We may just be a speed bump.
From a confidence standpoint this team needs this win. Pekka needs to be huge and we need a couple goals. If they are blown out they may not be competitive in the remaining 12 games. They must find something to build on. Shoot as much as I loath Smith I would like to see even him pot a goal or two. Just be competitive the first two periods and ee what happens in the third.
However, IF we can somehow pull off a miracle and win the game (or even get 1 point) I think we still have a decent shot at playoffs- after tonight 7 of the next 8 are at Bridgestone- would at least give us a chance
The optimist in me likes to think we leave with 2 points tonight. They are coming off a huge emotional beatdown of Detroit. Hoping for a letdown from them. No Hossa, No sharp. Someone said Kane was dinged up, didn't look bad yesterday unless I missed something. We should be playing desperate. More desperate than them for sure, unless our guys have packed it in, which I don't think they have.