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Video- Corey Perry Cross-Check On Marian Hossa

A shot to the ribs, kidney area of Marian Hossa which is usually not protected by equipment.  No penalty on the play.

 

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Video- Frederik Andersen Save On Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa can't believe it!

 

 

Anaheim TV crew with the call below...

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GIFS- Kyle Palmieri Hit On Johnny Oduya

Kyle Palmieri receives five for boarding and a game misconduct.

 

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The Bottom Line Is The Colorado Avalanche Lost To The Chicago Blackhawks

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Avs lose 3-2, on a late Bryan Bickell goal. I interviewed him earlier in the day, and told him to enjoy the goal he would score in the game, because almost every single time I interview an opposing player on the day of a game, they score a goal. I mean, it’s spooky. So, you can blame me for the loss I guess.

The Avs blamed the referees for the loss too. Patrick Roy and Alex Tanguay both verbalized their displeasure in the disparity in power-play time (almost 10 minutes to less than three minutes). Do I think the Avs got jobbed by the refs too? A little, yeah, but the best team won tonight. That’s the bottom line.

But the Blackhawks should have won. They were a rested, healthy team playing a team missing TEN regular players, one that played the night before on the road. So, congrats on a one-goal win I guess.

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Watch Patrick Roy post-game below...

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The Chicago Blackhawks Have Had Their Ups And Downs

from Tracey Myers of CSNChicago,

Twenty-one games down, 61 games to go.

Yes, boys and girls, we’re just past the quarter mark of the 2014-15 season. The Blackhawks have been very good at times, mediocre at others. If the playoffs started today the Blackhawks would be seventh in the Western Conference.

But the playoffs don’t begin today, so let’s move on from the nonsensical “if.” This is about what the Blackhawks have done, or haven’t done, to be in seventh right now. So while the Blackhawks take Monday off, let’s look at what’s worked and what needs work.

What needs work

Individual games. Bryan Bickell is struggling again. Andrew Shaw was, too, before he was injured. Marian Hossa broke out of a scoring slump on Saturday but offensively he’s been quieter than usual. The Blackhawks are at their best when everyone’s doing a little something out there. They haven’t been getting enough contributions across the board yet.

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No Panic In Chicago

from Corey Masisak of NHL.com,

There are not many franchises in the NHL where a 10-7-1 start to the season would elicit varying degrees of panic amongst the fan base, but the Chicago Blackhawks live in that space in 2014.

The Blackhawks have been one of the best teams in the NHL for seven seasons now, winning the Stanley Cup twice and reaching the Western Conference Final twice in the past six campaigns. There is an expectation to be playing in June 2015, or this season will be considered a failure.

So 21 points in 18 games, which as of Thursday morning was only good enough for ninth place in the West, has set off warning alarms in some homes in the greater Chicagoland area. One person who is not concerned? That would be Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman.

"I think we've played very well, probably better than our record shows," Bowman said Tuesday in Toronto after the League's general managers meeting. "I've been very pleased with our performance. One thing we haven't done until recently is scored a lot of goals, and that has always been a strength for us. We have essentially the same cast of characters back, so that will work itself out. We've been very good defensively. I think we've been No. 1 or 2 in goals against all year, and I think that is going to bode well for us down the stretch."

continued plus the Super 16 Power Rankings with the Blues and Blackhawks in the top 2 spots...

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Afternoon Line- Chris Osgood On Dominik Hasek

“He had the instincts of a Wayne Gretzky as a goalie. Really, he was one of the few goalies who ever played the game who could intimidate the other team before the puck dropped. They didn’t know how to score on him because you never knew what he was going to do.”

-Chris Osgood on Dominik Hasek.  Much more on Hasek from Nicholos J. Cotsonika of Yahoo.

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Marian Hossa Off To A Very Slow Start

from Scott Powers of ESPNChicago,

He’s scored two goals on 50 shots for a 4.0 shooting percentage. He’s only once been under 11 percent in his career and was at 12.4 percent last season.

“I had lots of good opportunities and lots of great chances, but you know obviously the puck is not going in the way I like, so try to work hard and stay positive,” Hossa said.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville thought an issue for Hossa has been his individual puck possession. Quenneville didn’t think Hossa was carrying the puck as much as usual.

“It doesn’t seem like he has the puck as much as he has in the past,” Quenneville said. “When he does have it it’s tough for opponents to get away from him. Just seems like his possession time, particularly in the offensive zone, is down. Usually he has it good things evolve on that. We got to have him have the puck a little bit more, be comfortable in that scoring area.” 

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Video- Brent Seabrook With A Cross Check On Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson did not return to the game and Jon Cooper only said he was being evaluated.

 

Below, the Tampa broadcast view of the hit...

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Morning Line- Duncan Keith

"Every team is getting better and tightening up. They get up to play us, we're on TV and we're in the playoffs a lot. We have to understand -- and it's not something new -- that teams are ready to play against us and I think that showed the first part of this season.

"As a group, we can all do better."

-Duncan Keith fo the Chicago Blackhawks after losing to the Washington Capials last night.  Read more on the Blackhawks from Mike Spellman of the Chicago Daily-Herald.

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