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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Puckin Hostile Shoutcast - Episode 46

In this Puckin Hostile Shoutcast number 46, the Dmitri Nabokov episode, the Puckin Hostile clowns are back together for a year end "Airing of Grievances" episode, where Gate is seconds from either vomiting or crapping his pants for the entire 2 1/2 hours.

The group discuss the following:
-We end 2015 on a sober note. RIP Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
-Gate is introduced to NHL Network's Kelly Nash
-Fatrick gets lit up by a fat old mediocre face puncher
-Special segment for the second annual New Years Eve Eve Shoutcast
-The Hockey Press just wont go away
-World Junior Championships and over reacting
-Marcus Kruger has a serious injury, and Fatrick cries into his McRib
-Games vs Oilers, Sabres, Sharks, Stars, Hurricanes, and Quebec Coyotes
-Blackhawks roster moves including Philip Danault, David Rundblad and Erik Gustafsson
-Loyal listener questions from Matt Grunow
-Puckin Hostile Holiday Roadwatch bust
-And as always, an abundance of inappropriate references and jokes in very bad taste

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Blackhawks at Arizona
7-5 Win Recap

"Born To Lose"
(Click the Title, RIP LEMMY)
by Gatekeeper

For the last game of 2015, the Blackhawks traveled to sunny Arizona to face the lowly, but promising, Coyotes. The Blackhawks came off a pretty eventful day as far as they are concerned. They placed David Rundblad on waivers and called up defenseman Erik Gustafsson from Rockford. This was enough for all of us reasonable mammals to celebrate, but there was still danger of him coming back since no one claimed him off waivers. This was also the first time the Blackhawks faced their former team translator, Viktor Tikhonov, who was claimed on waivers by the Coyotes, who are actually serious about letting the poor kid actually play some hockey rather than eat all the bags of pretzels and peanuts in the press box.

The Hawks and Yotes opened up the game like the wild fucking west, Tuesday night. It started off pretty innocently but the powerplays began about five minute in, all hell then broke loose. The two team combined for power play goals on all of the first three, before the game was 10 minutes old. Sprinkle in an even strength goal and wrap this shit show up with a final minute powerplay goal and you have a 3-2 first period. The real laugher of this period was that the Blackhawks were out shot 12-5. WOOF

Understandably, the Yotes made a goalie switch for the second period, turning to a rookie named Louis Domingue. He thanked them by giving up a goal that was even worse than the one his opposing netminder gave up in the first period. The powerplays definitely slowed as far as production goes in the middle period as well. After the dust settled in this period, the Blackhawks had scored 2 goals on 17 shots while the Yotes were held scoreless on 14.

The third period can be best described as "sloppy" as far as the Blackhawks are concerned. Luckily for them, they were playing a team that was LITERALLY scoring on themselves. The Blackhawks went up 6-2 early on, but then proceeded to let the home team back in the game by giving up 3. When the game mercifully came to an end, the Blackhawks finished 2015 with a 7-5 win. All looks the same in the standings, right? Have a Happy New Year, everyone.

The Good
  • The Blackhawks powerplay is just maddening. They look like total dogshit for the first half, so much so that Edzo was suggesting they play dump and chase the rest of the advantage after a Jonathan Toews live grenade to Teravainen led to a shorthanded 2-on-1. They turn right around the next shift and easily break the Coyotes defense which leads to Duncan Keith's powerplay goal.
  • A minute after the Keith goal, the Blackhawks scored a second powerplay goal. This time from slumping Artem Anisimov. It was a pretty simple play that led to a long laser from the point, which Anisimov redirected in front.
  • Stand down, everybody! Looks like all the Blackhawks ills are cured, guys. The biggest Hawks problem is fixed. The guy that was holding everybody back, Artemi Panarin, scored.
    Anyhow, Artemi Panarin, the pleasantly overachieving rookie that is 38 games into his NHL career, closed out the the final first period power play with a long snipe over Lindback, giving the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead.
  • You know you are having a bad night when you give up a bouncing 50 foot wrist shot goal from Andrew Desjardins, two minutes into your night. Welcome to the game, Louis Domingue. It got worse.
  • With just over 6 minutes remaining in the second period Andrew Shaw found Patrick Kane across the slot with a nice pinpoint pass, and Domingue had zero chance to get over in enough time to even attempt to stop Kane's shot. The Yotes are fucking awful. It should also be pointed out that the play was started by a nice keep-in and pass from Erik Gustafsson. No use for a guy like that on this team!
  • Max Domi is a player. Kid has some serious talent. Let's all hope none of Shitstain Doan's repulsive sliminess rubs off on the kid.
  • Erik Gustafsson was barely noticeable in 14:43 of time. He ended up with a plus 3, and an assist. Perfect for his spot. Just be serviceable. That he was, which is more than anyone can say for Rob Suck-deri.
  • Hey, shit, Michael Rozival was alright too, eh? He matched his partner's +3, of course, in 13:23. That has to count for something right, Beetlejuice?

The Bad
  • Zybanek Michalek tied the game for the Coyotes, at 2, with almost 8 minutes remaining in the FIRST FUCKING PERIOD. Dennis Rasmussen got caught running around in the Hawks zone, after he turned the puck over. Oliver Ekman-Larsson wound up behind the Blackhawks net with about half a day to find Michalek for a one timer past Crawford.
  • Shitstain Doan got his second goal of the game with about 12:30 remaining in the third period, on the powerplay. There were about 4 asses in Crawford's grill, which MAY have been a contributing factor.
  • Andrew Shaw had a breakaway from center ice, and you might have some idea how that ended. "Hands of Stone" fumbled the puck like a virgin with a bra strap, on prom night, after faking Domingue out.
  • Connor Murphy brought the game back within 2 goals with seven minutes remaining in the game. Tobias Rieder hit Murphy with a pass across the high slot and Murphy used an Antoine Vermette screen to beat Crawford. With all the crazy goalie interference calls this year, Quenneville had to be hoping they would take a look when he called timeout after. Was enough to make you wonder.
  • Shitstain Doan finished off the hat trick with 27 seconds remaining in the game, on the powerplay. When nothing mattered. The appropriate time for him to tie the franchise record for career goals, when no one else gave a rat's ass. Clearly the "fans" didn't because there was ONE fucking hat thrown on the ice. That's both insulting and pitiful. Throw your hats out there, you fucking jackals!
  • The Blackhawks gave up 37 shots, and somehow managed to score 7 on only 28 of their own. Kick your own asses, 'Zona. Seriously...

The Ugly
  • The third powerplay of the game, and first by Arizona, yielded a simply BRUTAL goal given up by Corey Crawford. Shitstain Doan was on the half boards and just flipped the puck lightly at the net. The puck bounced innocently in front of Crawford and took a sharp left on him. Ugly looking goal, but the puck bounces funny sometimes. I guess. He should have honestly pulled a Pudge Fisk and gotten his entire body in front of that puck. He gave it the "Ole", and it handcuffed him something fierce.
  • Andrew Desjardins' second goal of the game came with about 5 minutes gone in the third. Teravainen found him in behind the the Yotes defense and hit him with a great pass. Desjardins got off a shot that Domingue saved, but Grossman plowed into the crease and put the puck into his own net. This was a game of Benny Hill style goals.
  • Late in the third there was some incidental contact between Zybanek Michalek and Marian Hossa at the Hawks blue line. Unfortunately, Michalek's head made contact with Hossa's shoulder because Michalek was bent over reaching for the puck. Foley was completely mystified as to why Michalek laid face down on the ice for a good minute after the play, even after seeing the replay. The best he could come up with was "looks like there could have been some knee, to knee contact". At that moment, you were the dumbest person watch this game. Pull yourself together.
  • Bryan Bickell is so utterly terrible that Quenneville limitted him to 6:47 of ice time. He still inexplicably managed to take a penalty and go -2. When the best thing Pat Foley can say about a $4 Million player is that he had 5 hits in his previous game, that is an atrocious player.
  • While we're at it, I'm going to tell you something that none of you probably realized. Ryan Garbutt dressed and played. "Played" being a relative term, because he was on the ice for miniscule 5:50. Enough said.
  • Dennis Rasmussen centered this immense and gaping black hole of a line, and his reward was 6:21 time on ice.

The Lineblender
Shaw - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Bickell - Rasmussen - Garbutt
Teravainen - Danault - Desjardins

Keith - van Riemsdyk
Hjalmarsson - Seabrook
Rozsival - Gustafsson


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Blackhawks at Dallas
4-0 Shutout Loss Recap

"Merry F#%king Christmas"
by Gatekeeper

Here it is, Folks. The big one. The division leading, back-to-back off-season champion Dallas Stars. The Blackhawks rolled into Dallas with some bumps an bruises. Marian Hossa was out with an upper body injury, and the Hawks were still getting adjusted to the loss of 4th line center Marcus Kruger. The Stars had been whipping some NHL ass, coming into this one. Their record was 25-7-2 with 8 more points than our heroes, at 52. The Blackhawks road record was a paltry, almost putrid, 6-7-3. To drill things down even finer, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and Patrick Kane had themselves a fine little points race going on. They were 1-2-3 coming into the game, and 1-2-4 in the entire league goals. For those looking for that narrative, the Blackhawks were to face former Hawks cup winners Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya and Antti Niemi, while the Stars were sure to get a tepid dose of Ryan Garbutt. Probably just enough to remember why they don't miss him.

The pace of the first period as everything we were hoping for, but the scoring chances left alot to be desired. The Blackhawks were given two powerplays, but couldn't muster more than 3 shots total. The Stars actually had the majority of the few scoring chances that were generated. If I told you that these two teams would combined for 10 shots in the period, you would have told me to shut the hell up.

The second period showed a little more promise than the first, for both teams. The Stars got their power play "even up" calls, and they took advantage on one of said power plays. Believe it or not, the Blackhawks actually out shot the Stars by a pretty decent margin, 14-8, but all it took was one for the Stars to take a lead. This game was starting to give one the feeling of one of those "former teammate bites the hand that fed him" games, with the way Antti Niemi was playing, and guess what?

The third period was a fucking abortion. The Stars scored eleven seconds in and ran away with the game. The Blackhawks managed THREE lousy fucking shots in the third period, and a total of 20 overall. That will win you exactly no games. Now we all have to munch on this shit sandwich for 5 days.

The Good

The Bad
  • The two first period powerplays were just brutal. In fact, the Hawks gave up a pretty decent shorthanded chance to Jamie Benn, early on.
  • Ryan Garbutt and Andrew Desjardins had a pretty good second period 2-on-1 chance with one little problem, it was Garbutt and Desjardins. Not so much Garbutt, because he was able to get a good shot off and produce a rebound for Desjardins, who then put it right into a prone Antti Niemi.
  • Just eleven seconds into the third period, Patrick Sharp snuck in behind Duncan Keith and Jamie Benn was able to drop a pass in on Sharp's stick. After shooting on Crawford for years in practice, Sharp knew just where to deposit the puck. We miss you, Sharpie! Wish you didn't make so much damn cabbage.
  • Rob Scuderi took a puck in the beak, in the third period. That required some stitches.
  • Crawford was exposed pretty bad in this one, but it could have also been 6-0.

The Ugly
  • I can only hope that Quenneville found some warmth in that cold dead heart of his, when he started the 4th line, and Ryan Garbutt against his former team.
  • Halfway through the second period, Jason Spezza finally opened the scoring. Spezza worked a ice little one touch give-n-go with Patrick Sharp, and had Crawford dead to rights. Crawford actually covered the post pretty well, but the puck snuck through. I would have though that Spezza would have gone long side, but he didn't.
  • Antoine Roussel is a flaccid penis with ears. I may only hate one player more, and that is Steve "The Pirate" Ott. Fuck both of those guys in the bung with a sizzling soldering iron.
  • Just under three minutes after the Sharp goal, Colton Sceviour redirected a long Jordie Benn shot past Crawford, to give the Stars a 3-0 lead. Call me #TeamMiserable, but there is little chance you're going to come back against a team with this fire power, especially one that has scored the most 3rd period goals in the league.
  • The Blackhawks had pretty much just given up by the time Mattias Janmark used Michal Rozsival like the pylon he is, and banked the puck off him into the Blackhawks net.
  • The Blackhawks were shut out by the team ranked 17th in goals against. Let that sink in.
  • Hello, Trevor van Riemsdyk! Here is YOUR -3 for Christmas.
  • I'm so glad Brandon ManSHITTER dressed for 5:56. At this point the fact that he is actually paid a salary is fucking larceny. He should be forced to pay his way onto the rink like rat hockey players do. Can Q put an actual useful player on the ice, and knock this shit off?f
  • Speaking of useless sacks of shit:

The Lineblender
Teravainen - Toews - Shaw
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Bickell - Rasmussen - Mashinter
Desjardins - Danault - Garbutt

Keith - van Riemsdyk
Hjalmarsson - Seabrook
Rozsival - Scuderi


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Blackhawks at Buffalo3-2 Shootout Win Recap

"The Great Pretender"

by Gatekeeper

Well, the Puckin Hostile Road Watch was a huge bust, and so was the game we watched. That is alright, because we all knew that doing a roadwatch on the Saturday before Christmas was an awful idea. Eh, big deal.

The Blackhawks came out in the first period and took a quick 1-0 lead, but then went into winter hibernation. Two straight Sabres goals put the Blackhawks in a hole which they eventually dug themselves out of very late in the game.

The game went to overtime, in a rare no 3-vs-3, because of powerplays each way. When the game finally hit the shootout, the Blackhawks first of the season, it played out exactly how you would have thought. Patrick Kane was the only scorer, and the Blackhawks took the extra point.

The Good
  • Dennis Rasmussen might very well be a thing. He put the Blackhawks up in the first period with a power move around Evander "I'm the second best" Kane. Once he was in on Chad Johnson, he was able to lift a shot up and over Johnson's glove for a 1-0 lead. All looked like it was going to go the Hawks way. Not so much.
  • You could not have scripted this result any better. Blackhawks and Sabres are tied with under 2 minutes to go and who scores on the 6-on-3 advantage? Patrick Fucking Kane. Because, of course. It took them FAR too long to score, also. According to stats, they are third in the league in powerplay scoring, but they take damn need 2 full minutes to score on a 6-on-3 advantage against a team who's PK is in the 20's. This 3rd in the league shit is going to come crashing down, soon.
  • Phillip Danault had an alright debut. He played bout 11 and a half minutes. He was on the ice for the Franson goal, but that had nothing to do with him.

The Bad
  • The Ryan O'Reilly goal was a result of a Blackhawks defensive crossup. O'Reilly gave the puck up to Sam Reinhart and both Blackhawks defenders just left O'Reilly alone. Reinhart found O'Reilly on the back door and Crawford had no chance.
  • Two Sabres penalties on the same play was an absolute gift.

The Ugly
  • This game was painfully boring. PAINFULLY
  • As #Fatrick said, "Stunning, Gate and I are watching a game which there was no 3 on 3 OT, and game goes to a shootout. Blame #TeamMiserable"
  • Ryan O'Reilly, Tyler Ennis, and Zemgus Girgensons all failed in the shootout. What about that Eichel kid?
  • Speaking of Jack "The Greatest American Hero" Eichel. He played 18:55, or so I'm told.
  • The Cody Franson goal was brutal. Crawford went behind the net to play it, the puck hopped over his stick and he just assumed that Andrew Desjardins was going to bail him out. He half assed it back into the net and Desjardins didn't help any. Franson had a pretty open net to hit, and he did.
  • Thanks to everyone who showed up to the Roadwatch. All four of us. If I hear one more complaint of "when are you doing a roadwatch?", I'm pointing to this recap. At least it was people I actually like.

The Lineblender
Teravainen - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Bickell - Rasmussen - Shaw
Garbutt - Danault - Desjardins

Keith - van Riemsdyk
Hjalmarsson - Seabrook
Rozsival - Scuderi


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Blackhawks vs Oilers
4-0 Shutout Win Recap

"You're Better Off Dead"

by Gatekeeper

The Blackhawks were back at the United Center Thursday night to face the Oilers, after a pretty poor offensive effort against the Avalanche Tuesday night. That is, the Connor McClavicle-less Edmonton Oilers. The Kane point streak was finally over, and the circus surrounding it. Thank god.

The Blackhawks jumped out to a lead 1-0 in the first period and never looked back. They also out shot the Oilers 14-9 which set up some great momentum. Generally though, it was a pretty boring period.

The Second period has more action as far as shots, but the scoring was identical to the first. The Blackhawks added another goal, to take a 2-0 lead. The Oilers did, however, put in a better effort forth, getting out shot by only one, 15-16.

While the Oilers had the advantage in third period shots 9-7, the Blackhawks were able to make the most of their shots. The Blackhawks put the icing on a 4-0 shutout win with 2 late goals. All in all, this was a perfect game for the Blackhawks. Next up, the American Hero Jack Eichel and the Sabres in Buffalo, on Saturday.

The Good
  • Jonathan Toews opened up the scoring for the game with six minutes remaining in the first period. Teuvo Teravainen started the play with a breakout from Hawks the half boards to Marian Hossa. Hossa then carried the puck into the zone 2-on-1 with Jonny Toews breaking. Hossa saucered a perfect pass to Toews across the slot for a one timer over Talbot's glove. Tell me again what is wrong with Teravainen playing left wing on that line?
  • Just past the halfway point in the second period, Teuvo Tervainen gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead. Jonathan Toews, and Marian Hossa did some perfect forechecking deep in the Oilers zone and fed Teravainen for a quick one timer past Talbot.
  • Tervavainen struck once again with about 4 minutes remaining in the game. Teuvo picked up a loose puck in the crease after a Hossa to Toews play, almost identical to the first goal of the game. This time, though, Talbot made he stop, but Teravainen poked the rebound into the net. How many times do we have to beg for Teravainen to play with skill players? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS! STOP JERKING THE POOR KID AROUND!
  • Artemi Panarin followed up the Tervainen goal with one of his own, closing out the Oilers. He was at the end of a really electric shift, where he was pulling his best Patrick Kane impression, skating around the zone unmolested. Brent Seabrook hit hi at the Oilers blue line and he was able to get a step on the pair of Eric Gryba and Andrej Sekera. Once he was clear, Panarin snapped a wrist shot past Talbot's glove. This kid is something else. Speaking of Patrick Kane, he got the secondary assist to extend....wait, we aren't doing this anymore?
  • The first line was dominant for the first time this year. Three points a piece.
  • Rob Scuderi didn't kill the Hawks, so I guess that's a bonus, eh?
  • Ryan Garbutt was in for the Manshitter, thank god.
  • After giving up one "legit" goal Tuesday night, the brick wall Crawford was back, earning his 3rd shutout in 4 games, and saving all 3 shots he faced. A new career high. He's dialed in.
  • Rasmussen has really impressed me thus far. Nothing flashy, but enough skill
  • I never get tired of hearing In Flames on the UC sound system.

The Bad
  • I love Camo Talbot's Ghostbusters mask. Talbot, on the other hand, I'm not impressed with. Glorified backup that was sheltered behind a great starter in New York.
  • You wouldn't guess, but the Blackhawks were actually under 50% at the dots. Rasmussen and Shaw were clowned, winning only 6 of 19.
  • Marcus Kruger hurt himself in the second period and never returned.

The Ugly
  • With about 6 minutes gone in the first period, Nik Hjalmarsson took a pretty harmless Justin Schultz shot to the inside of the left knee, but went down like a bag of bricks. He needed help to get off the ice and then had to go to the locker room. THAT would be a scary situation.
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins still looks like he's 11 years old.
  • Harms mentioned a Bickell for Nikitin swap of terrible contracts from underachieving players. I'm not so sure I'd be into that. Nikitin is pretty bad. He had 2 penalties and was out on the ice for 2 of the Hawks goals.

The Lineblender
Teravainen - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Bickell - Rasmussen - Shaw
Garbutt - Kruger - Desjardins

Keith - van Riemsdyk
Hjalmarsson - Seabrook
Rozsival - Scuderi


Puckin Hostile Shoutcast - Episode 45

In this Puckin Hostile Shoutcast number 45, the Karl Dykhuis episode, the Puckin Hostile clowns stay "hostful" style for a rare back to back week episode.

The group discuss the following:
-Stephen Burtch must be huffing compressed air cans
-Torts and Johansen butt heads in CBJ land
-Roenick's new podcast, and "playing the game"
-Patrick eats Chik-fil-a
-Trevor Daley trade for Rob Scuderi
-Pittsburgh fires their coach
-Patrick Kane Point streak mercifully comes to an end
-Creepy Dan Roan
-Games vs Nashville, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Colorado
-An actual listener submitted question.
-Looking back, Derek asks should they have traded Shaw rather than Versteeg?
-Puckin Hostile Holiday gathering / Roadwatch
-And as always, an abundance of inappropriate references and jokes in very bad taste.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Blackhawks vs Canucks
4-0 Shutout Win Recap

"Manshitter Kills Mankind"

by Gatekeeper

The Blackhawks rode their red hot scoring leader and a Friday night shutout back at the United Center, to face the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night. The Blackhawks powerplay was also about as warm as the 65 degree December temperatures in Chicago, coming in ranked 5th in the league. Patrick Kane was looking to extend his point streak to 26 games.

Quite honestly, the first period was boring as all hell for this one. If not for a Blackhawks powerplay, there might not have been any scoring chances at all. There were only eight shots aside, and just the one Blackhawks powerplay goal.

The second period was a little more exciting, but not much. Thanks to a couple more powerplays each way, the goalies had to wake up long enough to make a couple of really nice saves. Patrick Kane had a more active period as well, getting a few grade A chances. The Canucks had 13 shots on net, to the Blackhawks 11.

The Third period was pretty much all Chicago. The Blackhawks scored 3 goals, including an open netter. The Canucks had a goal negated and were out shot 11-9, which led to a 4-0 final score and Corey Crawford's 4th shutout of the year. Nothing to complain about right there. Next up are the Colorado Avalanche and their hobo coach.

The Good
  • The powerplay continued to gel, roughly half way through the first period. Duncan Keith took an Artemi Panarin pass from the corner, and used an Artem Anisimov screen to beat Ryan Miller. on a side note, league scoring leader Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 26 with a secondary assist.
  • The Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead halfway through the third period after a nice breakout by the Blackhawks third line, Dennis Rasmussen made a touch pass to Bryan Bickell. Bickell had about 72 hours to size up Miller, but Miller got a piece of Bickell's shot but it was trickling towards the net. Rasmussen followed the play and poked it into the net.
  • Corey Crawford got his second straight shutout, with 30 saves. Back to back shutouts are a rare thing for him, so enjoy it. He's done it twice this season, but only 3 times in his career.
  • The Hawks were dominant at the dots, willing 64% of their draws.
  • I cannot say enough about the Russians. Panarin and Anisimov have be outstanding.

The Bad
  • I've gone from being a Bryan Bickell apologist to a Bryan Bickell detractor. He had several chances to bury the puck, or at least get a shot on net. He couldn't even get his big meat head mitts on the puck. Whatever they need to do to get rid of that contract needs to be done. I know he had the assist, and probably should have had the goal in the third period, but the rest of the game he looked awful.
  • Rasmussen and the Manshitter played the least for the Blackhawks, but had a combined 3 points. Some nights Hockey is just plain stupid. If Rasmussen keeps this up, he may never see Rockford again, and with good reason.
  • I challenge you to name more than 5 names on the Canucks roster. What a bunch of nobodies.

The Ugly
  • That Pat Foley, "Henrik, where's Daniel? He's looking for Daniel." is so fucking annoying. So much so that it diverts my attention from the game. Knock that stupid shit off, Pat.
  • How fucking embarrassing. After the Shaw empty netter, the Canucks then allowed The Manshitter to score his first NHL goal. I cannot express how terrible this is. There MIGHT only be one worse player in the league, and he goes by the name John Howard Scott.

The Lineblender
Teravainen - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Bickell - Rasmussen - Shaw
Mashinter - Kruger - Desjardins

Keith - Hjalmarsson
van Riemsdyk - Seabrook
Daley - Rundblad


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Blackhawks at Nashville
5-1 Loss Recap

"I'm Broken"

by Gatekeeper

The Blackhawks first period was one of the worst in recent memory. They weren't able to even get a shot on net in the first 6 or 7 minutes of the game. The Blackhawks had about as many shots on net and the Predators had goals, midway through the period. It took 2 fights, 3 goals against, and 18 opposing shots for the initial twenty minutes to mercifully come to an end. Not a second too soon, because the Hawks were getting laughed out of Smashville at that point.

The second period was much more tolerable than the first. Not that it could have possibly been any worse. The Blackhawks were able to stop the bleeding, but weren't able to initiate any offense of their own. Shots on net swung completely back in the Blackhawks favor, 13-8, but there were no goals scored in the sandwich stanza.

The Blackhawks looked like they were actually interesting in the third period, but the problem was that they had already dug themselves a 0-3 hole. They ended up getting outscored 2-1 in the third even though they out shot the Preds for a second period in a row 16-8. The Preds jumped on a bad turnover and then scored a 100 foot empty net shorthanded goal. It was just one of those nights. What are ya going to do?

The Good
  • I really hate the obligatory staged fights, but if Andrew Shaw wants to punch Barret Jackman's face, I can get on board. All this after the Hawks opened the game like a steaming pile of donkey dung.
  • With about five minutes left in the third period, the Blackhawks were the fortunate recipients of a soft Pekka Rinne cover of the puck. Marcus Kruger bolted to follow up a long point shot on net, and Rinne was very nonchalant covering it. It laid loose in the crease and Kane was able to jam it into the net, extending his point streak.
  • When Andrew Shaw is your most consistent player, pack it up.

The Bad
  • With about 4 minutes left in the first period, Crag Smith and Viktor Arvidsson got in behind Trevor van Riemsdyk and Brent Seabrook. Darling made the initial save but the puck lay creeping towards the goal line and just squeaked over the line.
  • While I didn't the the Shaw fight, Paul Gaustad trying to pick a fight at the end of the first period was stupid. Desjardins probably did a good thing taking Rozsival's place so they weren't short a defenseman to start the second, but what did this fight accomplish? Intermission momentum?
  • Artemi Panarin left the game about midway through the second period. Luckily he was back for the third.
  • Steve Konroyd went on about "If the Blackhawks could just tie this up", and that very second, Patrick Kane turned the puck over at the Hawks Blue line to noted embellisher James Neal. Neal led a 2-on-1 and took the shot himself, beating Darling.
  • If it weren't for Anisimov getting his ass whipped at the dots, the rest of the Hawks centers were over 50%. Gaustad and Jarnkrok stick it up his ass, beating him 8 of 10.
  • Patrick Kane played more than any Blackhawks player at 22:35. That should not happen, EVER.

The Ugly
  • The Hawks couldn't possibly look any worse than they did in the first 6 minutes of the first period. They couldn't get the puck into the Preds one, much less get a shot off.
  • After a stretch that bad, you'd be shocked if there was no goal given up right? Have no fear. James Neal Ended up 1-on-1 with Hjalmarsson, and was able to deke right through Hammer and get Darling moving left to right. Once Neal got Darling moving, the 5 hole was wide open for Neal to hit.
  • Just 18 seconds after the Smith goal, Marcus Kruger took a defensive zone penalty. With one of their top killers in the box, the Blackhawks stood up for 19 whole seconds before Filip Forsberg gave the PERDS a 3-0 lead.
  • Pekka Rinne is fucking terrible at playing the puck. His coach should be pleading with him to not play it.
  • Surprise, Surprise. Barret Jackman had another "illegal check to the head" penalty. Guy is fucking garbage, and let me just mention how fucking hideously scary looking he is.
  • James Neal with 2 goals. KILL ME

The Lineblender
Teravainen - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Bickell - Rasmussen - Shaw
Desjardins - Kruger - Garbutt

Keith - Hjalmarsson
van Riemsdyk - Seabrook
Rundblad - Rozsival


Puckin Hostile Shoutcast - Episode 44

In this Puckin Hostile Shoutcast number 44, the Patrick Poulin episode, the Puckin Hostile clowns go "hostful" style once again, after a three week long hiatus.

The group discuss the following:

-G8 returns to the roster after some down time
-Pat tries to rip off a HockeeNight.com gimmick
-Spears to the, nose, er ball bag
-John Scott for AllStar
-Terrible Stadium Series jerseys
-Washed up former Blackhawks, pre Stadium Series game roster
-Trevor Daley trade/injury
-Kero and Rasmussen
-Plenty of games
-Ryan Kesler is a chicken shit.
-Patrick Kane Point streak
-Puckin Hostile Holiday gathering / Roadwatch
-And as always, several inappropriate references and jokes in bad taste.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Blackhawks vs Predators
4-1 Win Recap

"You Got No Right"

by Gatekeeper

After quite a hiatus, due to an unfortunate death in the family, I came back to some strange number numbers skating for the Blackhawks. Come big dopey looking guy wearing 29, and some other Swedish dude wearing 70. Not only that, but Trevor Daley was hurt, and Victor Tikhonov is now an Arizona Coyote. I cannot leave this place to #Fatrick for anything. All hell breaks loose. It was nice to be able to get my mind off all the chaos and back to something little more positive. I missed all of you, as well.

On to the game at hand versus the Nashville Predators.

The Blackhawks came out in the first period with a so/so effort. Getting out shot 12-9 at home, and giving up 3 breakaways isn't exactly what any coach is looking for. Lucky for the Hawks, they went into the intermission up one goal. I'll be damned if I can explain how that happened, because they certainly didn't deserve it. I guess this makes up for all those times they came away with no goals on 20 shots, in a period.

The second period was just much more of the shenanigans that went down in the first period. The Blackhawks were out shot convincingly once again, actually worse, 14-6. If you wrote up a game recap, and told me that the Blackhawks were out shot 26-15 in the first two period, I would tell you that they probably lost 3-1. Oddly enough the Hawks were up 2-1, thanks to a power play goal.

If nothing else, the Blackhawks were consistent. They were out shot in the third period as well, but out scored the Preds 2-0. Granted, one of the goals was and empty netter, but we'll take what we can get, right? Off to Smashville on Thursday.

The Good
  • While he kind of seems all over the ice when he's out with Toews and Hossa, Teuvo Teravainen's skill set really lends well to the the other two. He actually has people that can comprehend his crazy passes. Playing with black holes like Garbutt or anyone in the bottom 6 cannot play at that level. They are, quite simply, overmatched.
  • Almost exactly eleven minutes into the game Dennis Rasmussen redirected a long Andrew Shaw shot past Pekka Rinne for a 1-0 Blackhawks lead.
  • Corey Crawford faced THREE breakaways in the first period alone, and stopped all three. Not too shabby for a guy that sucks. He was consistent all the way through, and the goal he gave up was not his fault at all.
  • The two players you would least expect to contribute on a powerplay goal are Andrew Shaw and David Rundblad. Well if you predicted that, I'll give you some cash to go buy a lottery ticket. Better yet, it was during a cheap shot infraction from our favorite former Blues whipping boy, Barret Jackman. Anyhow, a pass from David Rundblad to Teuvo Teravainen was then saucered to Andrew Shaw for a pretty nice one timer.
  • It took Teuvo Teravainen all of fourteen seconds in the third period to give the Blackhawks a 3-1 lead. He took the puck in all by himself, looked off the defender and snapped a no look laser over Rinne's blocker size. Most people with a brain bigger than a peanut have been screaming to let the kid play with some talent and guess what? He produces. Color me shocked. What fucking brain surgeon figured this out?

The Bad
  • Almost exactly five minutes after the Shaw goal, the Preds Roman Josi made a beautiful play by turning some plug named Duncan Keith around like a top. and then fed Eric Nystrom on the back door, finally beating Crawford.
  • I was really going to roast David Rundblad, and then he got the assist on the power play. He still sucks, but I'll lay off him slightly.
  • Patrick Kane did dick-all for 58 minutes and extended his streak with an empty net goal. Sorry, but this was a mulligan even worse than the previous one.
  • One for the beat writers pointed this out, but most PP time? David Rundblad. KILL ME #DED!

The Ugly
  • It barely took two minutes before the pairing of Rozsival and Rundblad yielded a 2-on-1. Get well soon, Trevor Daley.
  • Ryan Garbutt got a penalty while on the Blackhawks bench, yes, on the bench. Garbutt's loose stick clipped Viktor Arvidsson in the neck, as he skated by the Hawks bench. Careless and stupid.
  • Bryan Bickell took exactly ONE game to return to Quenneville's doghouse. The only player to play less than Bickell was Dennis Rasmussen. This whole charade is getting pathetic. He might be the biggest bust in Blackhawks history. But, HEY, 3 #HITZ, right?
  • Getting out shot 37-24. As the title indicated, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT.

The Lineblender
Teravainen - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Bickell - Rasmussen - Shaw
Desjardins - Kruger - Garbutt

Keith - Hjalmarsson
van Riemsdyk - Seabrook
Rundblad - Rozsival


Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Very Hostile Thanksgiving

by Gatekeeper

I thought I would put together a little piece and share what we, at Puckin Hostile, are thankful for, so here goes:

I'll take the top of the first inning:
  • I'm thankful for the San Jose Sharks and their annual reverse sweep choke job, so we can all wonder in amazement, each spring, how Doug Wilson maintains employment. (hint - dirty pictures of someone important)
  • I'm thankful for Brandon Saad, bringing the Blackhawks Corey Tropp,

    as well as a couple of other slugs named Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano,

    Following a simply genius and precisely calculated move by the Blackhawks brass, in the 2011 draft, letting Saad fall ass backwards into their lap,

    After they passed on Saad not one; not two; but THREE times in 42 picks.
  • I'm thankful for Don Sweeney, who is single-handedly and swiftly dismantling the once mighty WICKED GOOD BAWSTUHN FAHKIN BROONS, so we don't have to listen to that fan base yapping about winning DA STAAANLEY FAHKIN COP for another few years.
  • I'm thankful for Stadium Series games, because we can can count on these games to incite the immense asshurt each year from the fanbases of all the embarrassingly shitty teams that don't and, quite frankly, shouldn't get selected.
  • I'm thankful for #3CUPZ, so the drooling meatballs have their idiotic and painfully ignorant battle cry.
  • I'm thankful for Corey Crawstink. I'm thankful that the Blackhawks could never win two Stanley Cups with that shitty loser. I'm thankful that his glove is the worst in the league. I'm thankful he didn't turn down the $6 million a year he was offered, like he was supposed to. I'm thankful for the multiple William Jennings trophies that the legendary Ray Emery, Scott Darling and Antti Raanta won for him.
  • In all seriousness, I'm thankful for this Puckin Hostile team we have. It's really nice to have a crew to enjoy all this seething sarcasm with.

From our McRib spokesperson and likely candidate for dangerously high cholesterol Pat Stankus:
  • I'm thankful for the fatness of Ken Hitchcock. As long as Hitchcock is around, the Fatrick jokes will continue to be lame and nothing but a lie when compared to that fat ass in St. Louis.
  • I'm thankful for David Backes skating with his head down. If it weren't for Backes' shitty hockey skills, WAKEY, WAKEY would be around.
  • I'm thankful for Joel Quenneville's ego. If it weren't for Q being a know it all and throwing out his bat shit fucking crazy lines, I'd, or all of us would have nothing to bitch about.
  • I'm thankful for Mike Keenan and John Tortorella being fantastic hockey coaches. God forbid we have coaches that speak the truth. Speaking of that Ryan Johansen is still fat and out of shape. (editors note - Your dream is not still alive)
  • I'm thankful for Artem Anisimov. Thanks for being a great translator of English to Artemi Panarin.
  • I'm thankful for the Arizona Coyotes. Thanks for being the first NHL team to incorporate the future city they'll be relocated to in their jerseys. I mean we all want #MOARBLACK and so does Las Vegas.
  • I'm thankful for Ville Pokka. Thanks for making me look like the manliest man possible. (editors note - which is a hard feat)
  • I'm thankful for Daniel Carcillo retiring.

From our resident intarwebz troll and Photoshop guy Derek Harms:
  • I'm thankful for The St. Louis Blues, for continuing to follow the same formula that has brought them so much success.
  • I'm thankful for Chik-Fil-A and McRibs, for fueling Pat's poorly timed Konstantinov and Lokomotiv jokes
  • I'm thankful for the amazing Dallas Stars goalie tandem, that will eventually lead them valiantly to a first round playoff exit
  • I'm thankful for the Blackhawks and Joel Quenneville, for constantly playing young skilled players over the aging Vets they mysteriously sign just to reach the cap floor
  • I'm thankful for the NHL implementing a cocaine policy so we don't have to play the Los Angeles Kings in anymore Western Conference Final


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Blackhawks at Canucks
6-3 Loss Recap

“Vanquished by Vancouver”

by guest recapper @AtomicFroster

After two lacklustre performances in rounds 1 and 2 of the circus trip, albeit getting three out of a possible 4 points, Coach Q opens game 3 by once again shuffling the lines in a BoggleTM style free for all. Anticipation was palpable in Vancouver with Daniel Sedin sitting on the cusp of 900 career points.

Pre-game festivities took slightly longer than usual as Vancouver anthem singer, Mark Donnelly, sang the usual duo of anthems and in addition the Canadian National Anthem en francais in tribute to the recent events in Paris.

First Period:
The puck drops with the first line of Toews, Shaw and Garbutt to start, followed by the third featuring Kruger and Hossa. The teams trade chances until things are interrupted by a fight between Rockford Captain Brandon Mashinter and Brandon Prust. Although Mashinter has an obvious size advantage, the fight ends with no cleanly landed punches and the two falling on each other. Fight seemed unprovoked other than both Prust and Mashinter trying to prove their worth to their respective coaches. Bartowski is sent to the box for tripping Toews 5.5min into the period. Toews makes them pay by taking matters into his own hands and scoring a short-side goal over the shoulder of Ryan Miller. This goal should not have happened for the fact that Tanev pinches up ice to Hossa and leaves #19 free to seize the opportunity and strike first. Niklas Hjalmarsson cross checks Jannik Hansen in front of Cory Crawford pushing him to the ice and making him the recipient of a slapshot to the head putting the Canucks on the Powerplay. 50 seconds later, Toews takes a penalty for tripping Burrows. With two of our three best penalty killers in the box the Canucks make the Hawks pay with Henrik Sedin wristing one past Crawford, with the assist to his twin who recognizes the 900 point career milestone. The Canucks score again 6 minutes later with Kero making a lazy play at the side of the net allowing Henrik’s set up of Hansen upfront. Luckily a minute later Garbutt evens the score with the helper coming from Toews. Kane gets a clean break away with 3min remaining but his attempt is foiled by Ryan Miller’s left pad. All is even at 2.

Second Period:
The second period starts with the Blackhawks controlling the majority of the gameplay and scoring chances. Any momentum gained is quickly halted by a Ryan Garbutt hooking minor 7 minutes in. The Canucks capitalize with a Daniel Sedin goal assisted by brother Henrik. From this point on, the Canucks were the better team for the remainder of the period. The Blackhawks get a powerplay curtesy of a Luca Sbisa hi-stick on Anisimov but the Hawks only register an abysmal one shot on net. Period ends with the Canucks up one, 3-2.

Third Period:
Both teams trade some minor scoring chances until the first notable play of the period is an Andrew Shaw hit on Canucks Dorsett 6min into the final period. It seemed like the gloves would be dropped for the second fight of the night but the refs forced gameplay to continue. Seabrook gives Burrows a breakaway and Crawford stands tall and shuts the door. Shaw stifles another odd-man rush with a great back-check. Blackhawks even up the score thanks to a fantastic play by Patrick Kane at the blue-line, shaking the defender and setting up an Anisimov wrist shot. The tie game was short-lived as the home team scored three successive goals to dash the Hawks hopes at putting the circus trip over 500. Final score 6-3 Vancouver. Blackhawks register 29 SOG; Canucks, 20.

The Good
  • Coach Q’s BoggleTM approach seemed to work providing the best Blackhawk game this trip
  • Jonathan Toews powerplay goal was highlight-reel worthy
  • Patrick Kane’s point streak continues (16 games)
  • Ryan Garbutt scores first goal as a Blackhawk (that’s a good thing, right?!).

The Bad
  • 5 goals on 19 shots for Crawford, marking one of his worst performances this year
  • Allowing the Canucks sisters to net 9 points collectively
  • Did we mention 5 goals on 19 shots?!

The Ugly
  • Mashinter’s fight against smaller Prust left us wondering if he’s capable of NHL level brawls
  • Captain Serious needs to get serious about staying out of the box
  • 3 unanswered goals, late in the third, is never going to win you a hockey game.

The Lineblender
Shaw - Toews - Garbutt
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Desjardins - Kruger - Hossa
Mashinter - Kero - Dano

Keith - Hjalmarsson
van Riemsdyk - Seabrook
Rozsival - Daley


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Blackhawks at Oilers
4-3 Overtime Recap

"Confidence Vs. Consequence"

by Gatekeeper

After yet another successful Shoutcast, Tuesday night, it was time for the Blackhawks to make some big news. Nothing much happened during the day but we were expecting it. In other news, the Hawks had a circus trip to begin, in Edmonton. The one brutal part of the circus trip is the late games, and this one was no exception. That said, there was a game to watch and recap.

The first period was painfully boring and sloppy for both teams. The Blackhawks couldn't get anything going, and couldn't even manage to get to 5 shots on net. They yielded 11 shots to the Oilers but all was just fine, because there were no goals tallied. I would chalk this one up to the chaos of being on the road, I suppose.

The second period was slightly better, at least as far as action goes. The Blackhawks went up 2-0 and it looked like they may run away with the game, before giving a goal up towards the end of the period. They also made up for their brutal first period by out shooting the Oilers 12-9. A one goal lead after two period is, pretty much, exactly what we should reasonably expect in a late night November road game.

The Blackhawks third period left a lot to be desired, with the Oilers scoring twice, to counter the Blackhawks one goal, ending regulation 3-3. The Oilers had more overall pressure and the shot advantage 16-10. The Hawks play was enough to eventually get the game to overtime, and guarantee them at least one point. Yay right? Meh. With a little help from their goalie, the Blackhawks stole the game in OT and left Edmonton with the extra point.

The Good
  • It took the Blackhawks almost half the game to break the scoreless tie. Right after the Oilers' Griffin Reinhart took a penalty for smoking Shaw from behind, the Blackhawks showed off a new powerplay configuration that worked pretty well. It was a 1-3-1 diamond setup with Duncan Keith in the center of the diamond. Patrick Kane found the blade of Keith, who redirected the puck past Nilsson for a 1-0 Blackhawks lead.
  • With about 5 minutes remaining in the second period Artemi Panarin scored on his former KHL foe, Anders Nilsson. The #AK72 line forechecked the Oilers into thick gooey puddle of submission. Panarin force the puck back to Kane, who hit Anisimov at the top of the circle with quick pass. He got the puck back dwon low to Panarin who was in behind everyone, and the kid beat Nilsson easily for a 2-0 Blackhawks lead.
  • Just past the halfway point of the third period, the makeshift line of Kero, Shaw, and Kruger put the Blackhawks up 3-2. The play began with Duncan Keith keeping the puck in the Oilers zone, which led to Kruger feeding Kero from a prone position. Kero found the tape of Shaw, who fanned on his initial shot, but the second chance beat a surprised Nilsson.
  • Corey Crawford's glove save in overtime was ridiculous, and the next rush up the ice won the game. Brent Seabrook found Marian Hossa coming off the bench behind the Oilers defense from deep in his own end for a Hoss breakaway. Hossa pulled the half clapper and beat a helpless Anders Nilsson. Game, set, match.
  • Speaking of Crawford, he saved 34 of 37 and the Blackhawks don't get that extra point without him.
  • Getting out shot 37/27 on the road and winning. You can't complain about that one bit. That's pure theft.
  • I keep waiting for Panarin to slump, and he he keeps doing things like putting up 3 point games. Doesn't mean I regret underestimating him for one second. Err on the side of caution every time.
  • The mentioned how terrible Artem Anisimov has been at faceoffs all year. All he did was go out and win 13 of 18.

The Bad
  • Reports surfaced, during the day, that Trevor Daley was on the block, which delighted many. Reports also claimed that teams like Ottawa and Lumbus were looking for that type of defenseman. Take that $3 million off the Blackhawks books, please.
  • It needs to be pointed out because it is hilarious but the Oilers now former captain has been pulling his best Adrian Aucoin impression with a streak of healthy scratches. Almost as bad as Bickell in the AHL. Almost.
  • Marko Dano now definitely knows what the Quenneville doghouse smells like.
  • In the second period Teuvo Teravainen left for the locker room and never returned. Perfect way to start an extended road trip. Just when they gave him a competent center with some experience.
  • Young Darnell Nurse put on a bit of a show to set up Benoit Pouliot for the game tying goal, with 5 minutes gone in the third period. He was able to stickhandle around Marian Hossa, which is no easy feat. He also drew 2 other defenders, including Trevor Daley. Once he got an open lane, he was able to send a nice backhand pass to the blade of Pouliot, who redirected the pass through Crawford.
  • With just under 3 minutes remaining in the third period Trevor van Riemsdyk had a rough shift, getting worked hard off the puck which was immediately snapped over Crawford's shoulder from a tight angle by Leon Draisaitl.
  • We're going to continue this Shaw / Garbutt #HITZ charade on the road too, eh? They were credited with 3 each. Stupid stat, period. Meatball spokesman Pat Boyle didn't talk important numbers in the intermission, but he was sure quick to bang out the #HITZ stats.
  • Brandon Manshitter played 6:59 and I can't tell you one thing he did on the ice.

The Ugly
  • I've come to fucking loathe Steve Konroyd. He say some of the most boring and stupid thing. He proclaimed Anders Nilson a "shot blocker". Well NO FUCKING SHIT, Steve. Isn't every goalie a shot blocker? Prior to that, immediately after Ryan Garbutt mentioned that he grew up in Edmonton, Steve says, "You grew up in Edmonton, until you were 12, I think". I expected Garbutt to say, "Yeah, that's what I just said, Stevie two times". The WORST.
  • With just over 3 minutes remaining in the second period the Blackhawks were caught in a terrible long change in which 3 Blackhawks stepped off the ice all at once, and left Brent Seabrook out on and island and Jordan Eberle in on a breakaway. You can't fault Crawford when a sniper like Eberle has that much time to size you up. Just a brutal play from top to bottom.
  • What the fuck is wrong with Eberle's baby grill?

The Lineblender
Dano - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Shaw - Kruger - Teravainen
Mashinter - Kero - Garbutt

Keith - Hjalmarsson
van Riemsdyk - Seabrook
Rozsival - Daley


Puckin Hostile Shoutcast - Episode 43

In this Puckin Hostile Shoutcast number 43, the Viktor Svedberg episode, the Puckin Hostile clowns go "hostful" style

The group discuss the following:

-Fatrick's family trip to Rockford, where he disappointingly skipped the Olive Garden
-Debates on goalie equipment size over enlarging the nets
-A split vs Blues, two losses to the Devils, and big wins vs both the Oilers and Flames
-Martin Havlat hates the Blues like, just about, everyone else.
-Justin Abdel-Bickell extension
-G8's fanboying of the Flames
-Returns of Keith and Rozsival
-Enforcer Jonathan Toews, and the meatballs who love him.
-Some Blackhawks roster moves.
-Hockey Hall of Fame talk.
-More talk about the debacle that is replay
-Twittarz loudmouths
-Falling down the #HarmsHole
-Puckin Hostile Holiday gathering / Roadwatch
-And as always, several inappropriate references and jokes in bad taste.

More importantly, Make sure to support our friend, and fellow goaler herself, Ali Lawrence at www.puckandgrind.com

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Blackhawks vs. Flames
4-1 Win Recap

by Gatekeeper

Nothing like a back to back weekend night games for the Blackhawks, in early November. Weather in Chicago was absolutely gorgeous, even more so for a Sunday night in November. The Blackhawks were coming off an immensely emotional win the previous night in St. Louis against the rival Blues. Both Duncan Keith and Michal Rozsival made their returns to the lineup in St. Louis as well. Something that only those close to me really knows is that I was a huge Calgary Flames fan in the 80s and early 90s. I'll always have a bit of a soft spot for them, but that is a distant second to the Blackhawk nation. This was going to be an entertaining one because, despite their record, the Flames have a lot of talent and a very good defensive corp.

The Blackhawks certainly didn't shot the effects of playing a road game just 24 hours earlier. The controlled a majority of the play in the first period with 10 shots on net, to the Flames 3 shots. Clearly the Hawks had all of the premium scoring chances bu, as often happens with this team, neither team was able to open the scoring.

The second period was fairly boring for about 15 minutes but, luckily for the Blackhawks, there were another 5 minutes that needed to be played. There were 4 goals scored in 4:51, three of which were from the Blackhawks. Not only did they score three goals, but they were three unanswered goals, after going down 1-0. The Hawks also led in shots once again, but by a much more slim margin 15-12.

The third period was more eventful than the first, but not much. There were a couple of scoring chances both ways, but the only goal was an empty netter. The Hawks out shot the Flames for another period, 16-10 and closed out their last home game in a few week, with a 4-1 win. On to the circus trip....

The Good
  • I know there is no way they could have paid for him, but I miss me some Michael Frolik.
  • As has happened pretty often this season, Patrick Kane brought the Blackhawks back into the game with a backhander from a tight angle.
  • A minute and three seconds after the Kane goal, Marian Hossa followed up with a 45 foot one timer that handcuffed Ramo. For some reason Ramo tried to reach completely across his body instead of just using his blocker, and it cost him.
  • Artemi Panarin didn't want to be left out of the excitement, so he completed the hat trick of goals in 1:55, putting the Blackhawks up 3-1. Patrick Kane threaded the needled from behind the net to a wide open Panarin who snapped a shot over Ramo's left shoulder.
  • I really like Kruger playing a third line role like he did in this one. It's time, especially with his pending free agency next season.
  • The Hawks were good at the faceoff dots once again, winning 56%. Anisimov was the low man, winning only 5 of 14.
  • #LemontNativeScottDarling rebounded from a few very average starts to have a really solid 25 save win, even though Eddie wanted to switch it up to #ChicagoNativeScottDarling.
  • I will give Michal Rozsival some credit. You know exactly what you're going to get. Solid positional defense. Other than that, you're on your own. He IS slow as all shit, and it showed right before the Jones goal. He just can't win a race to the puck, unless that race is with John Scott.

The Bad
  • Even thought the Blackhawks were severely out shooting the Flames, it was the Flames that opened the scoring. Just a couple of minutes into the second period, David Jones was able to poke a Joe Colborne rebound around the left leg of Scott Darling on just their 6th shot of the game.
  • According to the drunken official scorer, Ryan Garbutt had 8 "hitz" and Andrew Shaw had 7 "hitz". In what fucking parallel dimension did these stats come from? I'd like to know because I'd hold the NHL record in shutouts in this fantasy land.

The Ugly
  • Brent Seabrook took a redirected Michael Frolik shot above the right eye at the end of the second period which required him to go to the locker room early for some cosmetic work. My quess would be about a dozen stitches. (Picture via @SarahLauch)
  • Just over a minute into the third period, the usually solid as a block of ice Niklas Hjalmarsson tried one of the most stupid plays I've seen in a long long time. He was in his own corner and tried a blind backhand pass which was right to the stick of streaking Flames forward, Matt Stajan. Lucky for Hjalmarssson, Darling bailed him out with a huge save.
  • The one criticism I have of Artemi Panarin is that he doesn't always shoot enough. It was most evident at the end, when he fucked around too long and blew a chance at an open net goal. Just bury it and be done. Fuck!
  • Greg Boysen from Let's Go Hawks.net had to point out that meatball hero Brandon Bollig actually played in this game. I am as surprised as you all are. USE-LESS.
  • Speaking of utterly useless, Brandon Manshitter played a team low 8:05 and I can't remember a single shift he was out there.
  • Remember all those meatball idiots claiming the end of the world, and the Blackhawks not making the playoffs? Yeah, that was a thing.

The Lineblender
Dano - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Shaw - Kruger - Teravainen
Garbutt - Kero - Mashinter

Keith - Hjalmarsson
van Riemsdyk - Seabrook
Rozsival - Daley


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blackhawks vs. Devils
3-2 Loss Recap

"Devil's Rejects"

by Gatekeeper

After what seems like a week off, the Blackhawks were back at the United Center, Thursday night, to try and carry out some revenge on the pesky New Jersey Devils. Just 6 days previous, the Hawks were curb stomped but the unassuming Devils 4-2. With plenty of rest, it was a perfect time for the Blackhawks to come out with some jump int their step. The Devils were coming off a 2-0 loss to the Blues on Tuesday night.

The home team looked much better in this first period than they did the entire game in New Jersey. An early 2 man powerplay certainly helped their cause, but the other 18 minutes were pretty positive, as well. It seemed like the Hawks ran away with the pressure and shots, early on, but the shots only totaled 9-7 in their favor when the intermission horn sounded. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there.

The second period was, quite simply, painfully boring as all hell. The Devils tied the score under a minute into the period, and then we were all treated to about 15 minutes of completely boring garbage hockey. That is, until the Devils grabbed a 2-1 lead on a pretty atrocious matchup snafu. Looking at the box score of that period is worthy of tears. The Blackhawks out shot the Devils 10-6 and the Devils had 2 goals. WOOF.

The third period wasn't any better for the Blackhawks fortunes. The Blackhawks fought enough to tie the game late, took a lazy penalty, and then gave up a late powerplay goal. Shots were 9-9 but, in the end, the Blackhawks could not generate enough offense to pull this one out. I think we are all glad that they don't have to see the Devils again.

The Good
  • Marko Dano was noticeable a few times, at least early in the game.
  • With just under 7 minutes remaining in the third period a Patrick Kane solo rush, turned into an Artemi Panarin goal. Kane carried the mail into the Devils zone all alone, waiting for the Hawks to catch up to the play. Once they did change Kane hit Erik Gustafsson who made a nice move and attempted a shot. The shot was blocked, but went right to the stick of Panarin who sniped Schneider.
  • Seriously, there is nothing more.

The Bad
  • The Devils took a 5-on-3 disadvantage with some sloppy play, 5 minutes into the first period. The Blackhawks looked terrible for the first 1:40 of the powerplay but, eventually, the two man advantage was just too much and they fell "bass ackwards" into the lead. You can't have Hossa, Seabrook, Kane, Toews and Teravainen out on the ice at the same time, on a 2 man advantage, and hope they won't score. That's exactly what happened. Just too much talent with that line.
  • At the end of the second period, Andy Greene got away with a pretty egregious slew foot on Andrew Shaw. Shaw was not happy, and he had good reason. No one on the broadcast even mentioned it.
  • As I said before, I think Viktor Svedberg's time might be up, very soon. The only guy he's been really noticeably "better" than, is David Rundblad. Gustafsson is a much better all around player and has much more composure.
  • The Blackhawks were 1-5 on the powerplay, only scoring on their 5-on-3. This cannot continue.
  • The Hawks were even clowned at the dots, losing 26 of 46.

The Ugly
  • Not even a minute into the second period and Adam Henrique sniped Corey Crawford with a long, innocent looking wrist shot, from about 45 feet out.
  • With about three minutes left in the second period. The Manshitter started off the play by turning the puck over, and it was "off to the races" by the Devils. Sergei Kalinin put a knuckle puck on net and Crawford fought it off. Unfortunately, the rebound ended up on the stick of Kyle Palmieri, who had escaped the clutches of Viktor Svedberg. I forgot to mention that the only thing he had in front of him was a wide open net?
  • Brandon Mashinter is pretty fucking terrible. What he's doing on this team is beyond comprehension. He's a slightly better skating John Scott, that doesn't fight. He stood around on the ice for 5:37, and was out on the ice for the second NJ goal.
  • Slinging some smoking hot takes right here on the twitterz:

    Little fucking coward was harassing Tracey Myers, and the second I call him out...blocked. Real set of balls on ya, there, slick.
The Lineblender
Shaw - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Dano - Kero - Teravainen
Desjardins - Kruger - Mashinter

Seabrook - Svedberg
van Reimsdyk - Hjalmarsson
Gustafsson - Daley


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Pump Up The Volume"
Blackhawks Featured Podcasts

by Gatekeeper

With the Blackhawks season in full swing, I thought I would take a moment to provide some links for you folks that enjoy podcasts. These are some Blackhawks featured podcasts that I listen to and you should certainly take a moment to check out. This is knowing full well the time and effort it takes to put a podcast together. Please support them.

Please enjoy and share:

Puckin Hostile Shoutcast
I can't go without plugging our own material. Pat Stankus, and I have record this bi-weekly podcast since spring of 2014, adding in Derek Harms to the mix, in early 2015. Plenty of guests, vulgarity, special segments, and inappropriate references.

Find on iTunes: Puckin Hostile Blackhawks Shoutcast
Direct Downloads hosted on Talkshoe
Latest Episode on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/puckinhostile
Shoutcast intros on the Puckin Hostile YouTube channel intros playlist

The Committed Indian "Live from the Five Hole" Podcast
The original unofficial Blackhawks podcast, from the guys that bring you the unofficial Blackhawks fans program. Episodes are few and far between, but well worth the listen.

It's not always easy to find, so you'll have to search on www.TheCommittedIndian.com

HockeeNight.com Puckcast
Probably the biggest inspiration behind our Shoutcast. Plenty of dong jokes, and mid 90s Rangers references with some Hockey sprinkled in on this weekly podcast, hosted by former Shoutcast guests Forklift and CT.

Find on iTunes: Hockeenight Puckcast
Available for direct downloads on TalkShoe

Cheer The Anthem "CheerThePodcast" Podcast
This semi regular podcast hosted by Adam, Thom, Jim and Jeff is a roundtable style. Very entertaining.

Find on iTunes: Cheer The Anthem
Available for direct download at: http://cheertheanthem.com/cheer-the-podcast/

Scott Powers and Brian Hedger Podcast
Another semi-regular podcast hosted by ESPN's Scott Powers and NHL.com writer Brian Hedger.

Can be found on the ESPN Podcast page

"The Big Nevawski" featuring Jay Zawaski and James Neveau
Newer Podcast co-hosted by another former Shoutcast guest, the SCORE 670's Jay Zawaski and NBC's Madhouse Enforcer, James Neveau

Find on iTunes at: 670 The Score Interviews Page
The Big Nevawski Podcast Facebook Page
Available for direct download on the Score 670 Big Nevawski page

"Blackhawks Crazy" with Scott King and Mike Jacobsen
Also a newer podcast co-hosted Scott King from the Red Eye, and the silky pipes of Mike Jacobsen from WGN

Blackhawks Crazy Facebook Page
Find on iTunes at: WGN 720 Blackhawks Central

"The Point Shot Podcast" with Garrett and Sean
Another Chicago based weekly podcast featuring Sean Fitzgerald from Blackhawk Up, and Garrett.

Find on iTunes at: The Point Shot Podcast

Friday, November 6, 2015

Blackhawks at New Jersey
4-2 Loss Recap

"Whirl of Pain"

by Gatekeeper

The Blackhawks were in New Jersey Friday night, to face the Devils, in the first of a rare "two time in one week" tilt versus an eastern conference opponent scenario. This was very similar to the Isles series in the opening week, the Blackhawks face the Devils twice in six days, then don't see them again this season. Not only that, but the game started at 6PM locally which had them in the first intermission before they are used to even starting. It showed.

The first period was a rollover from the colossal Blues disappointment two days prior, as they coughed up a three goal deficit before most people were even home from work. The Blackhawks had pressure, but every turnover or bounce seemed to end up in the Hawks net. Shots were only 13-8 in favor of the home team, which is not alarming, in and of itself, but the score was.

The Blackhawks came out in the second period with a different goalie, but their play and luck really didn't change at all. The Hawks gave up a fourth goal, and nearly surrendered a fifth later. As shocking as it was, the Blackhawks actually finished the period breaking the shutout. The shots were 8-7 in favor of the Devils but to the naked eye, it was much worse than that.

The third period was pretty much just a formality, as far as the game and score went. So much so, that Quenneville just threw up the white flag and pulled his goalie with just under seven minutes remaining. Even then, it took the Blackhawks five full minutes to capitalize. When the game finally mercifully ended, the Blackhawks had out shot the Devils 14-5 in the final 20 minutes, but not many were actual dangerous scoring chances.

Lets hope that the dejected Connor McSavior-less Oilers are just what the Blackhawks need, on Sunday.

The Good
  • With about a minute left in the second period, the Blackhawks actually finally found something positive. Patrick Kane threw a long forty foot "seeing eye" shot towards the New Jersey net and, thanks to an Andrew Shaw screen, it ended up floating past Cory Schneider.
  • After the Blackhawks had their goalie pulled for FIVE full minutes without much sustained pressure whatsoever, rookie Tanner Kero used an absurd amount of time and space in front of Cory Schneider to get his first NHL goal. Awesome for Kero, but excuse me if I'm not the least bit fucking impressed with the team's effort.
  • Hey, Bryan Bickell scored in his first Icehogs game. Well worth the $4 million, if you ask them.
  • The best part of this game and night, is that is was over before 9PM.

The Bad
  • Hindsight is always 20/20 but a missed Ryan Garbutt breakaway, early in the first period, could have changed the momentum some. Instead, the Devils ran away with the game.
  • Quenneville didn't even take a full period to fire up that line blender. Ryan Garbutt was sent to the 4th line, and Andrew Shaw to the first. The lines were up for fucking grabs after the first intermission.
  • I'm not sure what exactly sparked this, but after the second Devils goal, Jonathan Toews took issue with Adam Henrique, and the two came to blows. Blah, blah, blah...fart....leadership. Guess what happened with Toews in the box? Lost defensive zone penalty, and a goal. Not fan of this stunt. Not the time to remove yourself from the ice for 5 minutes.
  • To add to a terrible first period, Corey Crawford found himself riding the pine for the remainder of the game.
  • Seven minutes into the second period, and following a thoroughly shitty Blackhawks powerplay, the Devils took a four goal lead thanks to Mike Cammallari. There wasn't much more to say at that point.
  • Piling on to an already terrible night, Artem Anisimov went out of the game in the second period with a lower body injury.
  • Minus 4 for Niklas Hjalmarsson. OOF
  • It might be time for Andrew Desjardins to take a seat. He is getting sloppy and played a team low 10:40.

The Ugly
  • A huge Hjalmarsson turnover early in the first period with almost 4 minutes gone in the first, ended up with Lee Stempniak in all alone on Crawford, and slipping the puck into the net. Hjalmarsson got stuck on the half boards after he had plenty of time to clear the zone. Teuvo Teravainen did Hjalmarsson no favors, when Teravainen lobbed a live grenade back at him, and forced Hjalmarsson to react quickly with Stempniak closing quickly.
  • A late lost first period faceoff by Andrew Shaw, deep in the Blackhawks zone, was quickly thrown on net and beat Crawford. A set faceoff play with Kyle Palmieri curling around the circle to pick up the puck worked perfectly.
  • Just 26 seconds after the Palmieri goal, and with Jonathan Toews in the box serving a fighting penalty, Travis Zajac picked up his own blocked shot and be an already committed Crawford for a 3-0 first period lead.
  • The Blackhawks nearly gave up the 5th goal of the game, halfway through the second period, when Kyle Palmieri followed up a Sergei Kalinin rebound, after Kalinin beat Trevor Daley. The rush left Scott Darling prone and helpless but, luckily, there was a goalie interference call made.
  • Because when I think of coaching geniuses, I think of Patrick Roy. Joel Quenneville pulled a Roy by yanking his goalie with almost seven minutes left in the third period. I mean I understand the Blackhawks are so fucking good with the man advantage. Right? Fucking STUPID.

The Lineblender
Panarin - Toews - Garbutt
Teravainen - Anisimov - Kane
Dano - Kero - Tikhonov
Desjardins - Kruger - Shaw

Seabrook - Svedberg
van Reimsdyk - Hjalmarsson
Gustafsson - Daley


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Erie County District Attorney's
Three Part 30 Minute Interview
Regarding The Kane Investigation

Just wanted to post this in one spot, so you wouldn't have to click separate links. Stick tap to @ChiBDM for posting them up.

Part 1
Part 2 Part 3

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