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Blackhawks Out Of Sync

from Steve Rosenbloom of RosenBlog,

The Flyers have neutered the Jonathan Toews line, holding Toews and Dustin Byfuglien without a goal through four games. Patrick Kane has one, but was a minus-4 in Game 4. Toews admitted after the loss that he doesn’t believe the Hawks could win their first Cup in 49 years if his line can’t light it up.

Quenneville broke up his lines in the third period and got some offense, but obviously that didn’t work. In fact, little has worked, outside of Antti Niemi, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.

The Hawks passed on shots in Game 4—Kris Versteeg, especially—and have done too little the few times they fought to get close to the net all series.

Most obviously, the Hawks’ game has had none of the flow that allowed them to dominate in the regular season and playoffs.

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