The Hawk broke the losing streak and managed to play a full three periods. They almost lost it, however, allowing the Coyotes to score and bring it within one, but the good guys came out on top and won the battle 4-3.
Starting with a goal by Patrick Kane to open the scoring, Chicago’s leaders got to work with Keith, Hossa, and the Bread Man all scoring goals in the game and showing fans that the team still has some offense. After the last few games, with how absent they’ve been, the offense picked up last night in Glendale, pushing the Hawks to gain another two points and keep them up in the standings.
The Hawks’ defense was present but in the second period started to shut down, allowing the Coyotes to score three goals and bringing them within one and giving Arizona all the game’s momentum going into the third period, where the Hawks have been struggling the most. Luckily, Crow and the boys shut down the Coyotes in the third, solidifying the win and breaking Chicago’s longest losing streak of the season: three games.
With that being said, the longest losing streak being three games isn’t bad at all. But the way they were losing those games was horrendous. Getting shut down in the third period after playing well for the first two was a bit upsetting. While the Hawks’ offense didn’t show up for the third period last night either, at least the defense did.
Hossa almost had two goals last night, weaving between defensemen and scoring one but getting snuffed on the other. The Bread Man was getting a bit frustrated after a few attempts at his bread and butter one-timers from the circle that missed but was relieved when he connected on the one that ended up being the game winner. Kane and Panarin each had a goal and an assist and Toews managed to put his name in the box score with an assist on Kane’s goal. Toews hasn’t been doing a whole lot recently compared to what we’ve seen in the past. Being a massive Toews fan (I have four of his jerseys), I hope he can pull some more plays together and put his name in the G column.
The Hawks take on the Stars in Dallas on Saturday, hoping to start a win streak and add another two points. The Stars are .500 in regulation and just lost to Winnipeg. So long as Chicago shows up to play, it should be a good game for the good guys.