Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/23/14 at 09:46 PM ET
from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,
Perhaps no team in the NHL boasts as many elite skill players as the Blackhawks do. Four-on-four hockey — with its wide-open ice and propensity for odd-man rushes — seems perfectly suited to the likes of Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews.
Yet the Hawks have played in 17 overtime periods this season, and haven’t scored in any of them.
And nobody can quite explain it.
“Yeah, it’s a good question,” Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith said following Wednesday’s shootout loss to Detroit. “I don’t know the answer to that. You try to make plays, and you try to hold on to the puck and have possession, but you want to be smart at the same time. You want to create chances, but you don’t want to give up too many chances. We don’t really get scored on in overtime much, either. But I don’t know what it is. I have no idea.”
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