Friday, October 24, 2008

Blackhawks Week in Review

It was a slow week for the Hawks, as they only had two games. The Joel Quenneville hiring has gotten off to a great start though. As I said before, I'm not happy with the move, but I think Q'ville will be successful here.

After a loss to St. Louis in his debut in which the Hawks blew a 3-1 lead and lost in a shootout, Quenneville picked up his first two wins as head coach against Vancouver and Edmonton. Ha, Canada.

Against the Canucks, Patrick Sharp tallied two goals and an assist as the Hawks won 4-2. The power play also lurched out of its slumber, going 2 for 5, when it was 2 for 22 coming into the game. Cristobal Huet got the win in goal, making 28 saves, Quenneville's first win was also Huet's first with Chicago.

Wednesday Chicago stopped Edmonton's four game winning streak with a 3-0 win. Khabibulin registered the shutout causing many to question whether he would be the number one guy for Quenneville in net. Q wasn't so sure after the game, saying that Huet and Bulet would share time. Sharing is caring. Patrick Sharp got a goal and an assist, and leads the team in goals (5) and points (10) on the season.

Looking Ahead:

Tomorrow night the Hawks will host the Detroit Red Wings. Huge game early in the season to see where Chicago stacks up. The win against Edmonton was impressive, but a win against the Wings would lend legitimacy to the high hopes for Chicago this season.

1 comment:

Zach Martin said...

holy balls yes!!!

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