Blackhawks defeat the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout.
There’s a lot of negatives I could pull out of this win but a lot of them I mentioned in the last review, so here’s my analysis.
Because really at the end of the day that’s all that matter.
But in all seriousness, these were two big points that the Blackhawks needed to pick up and they did. Thankfully they gave an extra point to an Eastern Conference team rather than a Western Conference team chasing a playoff spot as well. The 3rd period letdowns though really need to stop.
Captain Force of Nature watch: 1 assist, a -1 with 4 shots. A fantastic of 15-22 (68%) from the faceoff dot. He missed on his shootout attempt and looked none too pleased with the shootout win. Â The first line of Toews with Kane and Sharp was again the best line for the Hawks.
Duncan Keith plus/minus rating watch: Even
Coach Q face color watch: Not applicable. Thankfully the Blackhawks managed to get the two points, so hopefully he’s a nice healthy color.