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Blackhawks' Bandwagon Hits a Speed Bump

As part of the Winter Classic buildup there was a lot of talk over the last week or so about how the Blackhawks consider themselves to be just as good as the Red Wings. Coming into last night's game the NHL had a dream storyline on its hands for its annointed team of the future in Chicago. Then Detroit ended it.

The Blackhawks came into Tuesday's game on a franchise-high nine-game winning streak and just four points back of the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Regulation wins by Chicago last night and at the Winter Classic would have pulled them into a tie.

The Red Wings - without the best defenseman in hockey, with a defenseman filling in at forward, and with their supposed backup goalie in net - proceeded to blank the 'Hawks in what was being billed as a statement game for Chicago.

Maybe the Blackhawks will bounce back on New Year's Day. Maybe the Red Wings will roll again. Either way, I hope Tuesday's game teaches everyone not to get too caught up in the Blackhawks bandwagon, they haven't won anything yet.

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Joke of a goalie interference call on Homer to start the game. What a surprise.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2008 at 7:43 PM

 

Bahhh. I don't know what to say. I'm just happy this isn't like Saturday. I hope they keep the pressure on?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/30/2008 at 7:58 PM

 

I do loves me some Pavel Datsyuk <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

That was fast. He's been trying that shot out a lot, lately. Or at least the last few games.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/30/2008 at 8:07 PM

 

I was gonna say the same thing. He and Homer are really on the same wavelength lately with Holmstrom being in the right spot to screen those hard snappers Datsyuk is trying out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2008 at 8:09 PM

 

That was way too close.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2008 at 8:40 PM

 

Versteeg had half the goal to aim at. Really got away with that one.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 12/30/2008 at 8:42 PM

 

J.M.F. Franzen! Suck it, bitches. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2008 at 8:43 PM

 

Wow, top shelf by Franzen.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 12/30/2008 at 8:44 PM

 

Go Kane! Get yourself suspended right before the Winter Classic. Tool.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2008 at 8:47 PM

 

Oh uh. I hope Homer's ok. I didn't see what happened, just saw him leaving.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/30/2008 at 9:07 PM

 

Oh wow. That was super fast <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Franzen with his second.

I'm not going to say the obvious in fear of jinxing <3

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/30/2008 at 9:26 PM

 

Kopecky makes it 4-0 <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> Over the leg. Awesome.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/30/2008 at 9:45 PM

 

Fil totally got away with grabbing the puck and then made a beautiful pass to Kopy. Very nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2008 at 9:46 PM

 

So much for the 'Hawks being as good as the Wings.

Actually, I think I'll say more about that in my postgame blog.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2008 at 10:01 PM

 

Great game for the wings, one of their best performances of the year against a red hot team!

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 12/30/2008 at 10:02 PM

 
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