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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blackhawks at Minnesota
4-1 Loss Recap

"A Taste Of Collapse"

by Gatekeeper

The Blackhawks were in the former State of Hockey™, Tuesday night, to extend their road trip against the Wild. They were coming off back to back wins against two teams they should have beat in Calgary and Vancouver. Whatever the case, they were on a streak. Speaking of streaks, the Wild were attempting to sweep the Hawks in the season series, for the first time in franchise history. This would be a great time for the Hawks to go on a hot streak.


In other news, the Blackhawks and Wild honored Minnesota native and Chicago Cougars player Matt Olson with an auction and helmet stickers. A very nice and sentimental gesture by both organizations. On to all that sportsmanship, and shit.

The Blackhawks were stuck on stupid from the drop of the puck. They gave up a goal just two and a half minutes into the game, on the first Wild shot, no less. They followed the goal up with a dumb offensive zone penalty and then lost their top defender to an immensely stupid match penalty. Of course, they decided to finally take the game serious, for a moment, and tie the game, while shorthanded. This left them with one really good defender and four "other guys" for the remainder of the game. I guess we were all going to get to see just how thin their defensive corp was. Oh right, the shots were 8-5 in favor of Minny.

As one might expect, the second period opened up like the wild west. The Blackhawks took at least half the period to get their bearings, but actually settled down a bit towards the second half. By "settled down" I mean "played defend the castle". While they didn't give up many chances, they didn't generate many, either. The shots were 7-6 for the middle period which let to a WHOPPING total of 14-12 in favor of the Wild. Considering their defensive status, I cannot complain about this game plan, either. Hang in there as long as you can, and wait for a mistake. Lets just say they didn't hang in there long enough.

The Hawks "bend but don't break" defense didn't last long at all. The Wild took a 2-1 lead early, and then gave up the back breaker shortly after the half way point of the third period. They gave it an honest effort, but with a #2 defenseman and a bunch of #5s and #6s, they weren't going to get very far. Based on the circumstances this game could have gone down the road to shit town in a hurry. A 4-1 loss is about what I would have predicted, if you told me that both Keith and Seabrook would be out for a majority of a late season division road game.

The Good
  • With Keith out of the game and the Hawks killing his 5 minute match penalty, El Capitan and the God of Thunder, Marian Hossa worked a beautiful 2-on-2 to tie the game shorthanded. Minnesota, those are two sets of enormous balls, feel them tickle your chin. That goal gave Hossa 499 for his career.
  • Um, they didn't get slaughtered when they very well could have? I guess?

The Bad
  • It only took the Wild one shot on net in two minutes and thirty seven seconds to take a lead. Jarret Stoll sniffed his way into the Hawks zone on a fairly harmless looking 2-on-1 but Scott Darling was off his angle and Stoll beat him stick side.
  • In all the shenanigans, Andrew Shaw was on some revenge kick after the hit Matt Dumba put on Patrick Kane last meeting, so he spent the better part of the first 30 minutes chasing Dumba around. Shaw finally got him to scrap. The people in Carolina will love his grit, next season.
  • Four minutes into the third period, Christian Ehrhoff got caught very deep in the Wild zone, leaving Hjalmarsson and Teravainen to cover for him. Mikko Koivu led the rush and caught a streaking Jared Spurgeon in behind a slowly recovering Teravainen. Spurgeon was in all alone on Darling and beat him to the stick side for a 2-1 lead.
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk led the Hawks in ice time and team high 11 defensive zone starts. That's not good for anyone.
  • There were 37 TOTAL shots in this game. Neither team managed more than 19.

The Ugly
  • With Brent Seabrook sitting out, Duncan Keith took exception to being knocked on his ass by almost taking Charlie Coyle's head off with his stick. It was a pretty ugly play that Keith thought he would get away with, by trying to argue the old, "I slipped and fell". Any sane person could not argue with the call because it was clear in the replay that he was carelessly whipping his stick around like a machete. You can bet the Department of Player Safety will be weighing in on this one. Keith might get a rest for the remainder of the regular season for this bonehead play.
  • Christian Ehrhoff didn't do himself any favors in the eye of the almighty Lineblender by taking a really lazy icing after Darling bailed out the defense with a pretty blocker save on a rare early second period 2-0. A questionable Ehrhoff pinch early in third period helped lead to the Wild go ahead goal. Based on Quenneville's past, unless Keith sits the remaining games with a suspension Ehrhoff might not see the ice again. Hell, even if Keith does sit, Ehrhoff might not see anything but the shrimp cocktail in the press box.
  • With just under 9 minutes remaining in the game, the Wild took a commanding 3-1 lead. The only really solid remaining defender the Hawks had left, Nik Hjalmarsson, was running on fumes while getting double shifted. Nino Niederreiter beat Hjalmarsson up the half boards, and chipped a pass to a streaking Eric Huala. Huala beat Darling and, for all intents and purposes, put the game out of reach.
  • To show you what a silly and subjective stat hits are, Patrick Kane led the Hawks with 3. LED THE TEAM!
  • Hawks centers were completely pistol whipped at the dots, winning only 14 of 43 or 33%.

The #Fatrick Stankus Fatsy Stats
  • The Blackhawks team overall corsi was 57%, which is really good. Another time when the eye test and the stats don't really match.
  • Michal Rozsival should have tire tracks up and down his back with his team low -4 corsi and -7 fenwick.

The Lineblender
Ladd - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Teravainen - Kane
Fleischmann - Rasmussen - Panik
Desjardins - Kruger - Shaw

Keith - Hjalmarsson
Ehrhoff - van Riemsdyk
Svedberg - Rozsival


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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Blackhawks at Vancouver
3-2 Win Recap

"From Canada With Love"

by AtomicFroster

The Chicago Blackhawks take to the ice for the second night in a row as they finish off a back to back in my home province of British Columbia and play the struggling Vancouver Canucks. Darling gets the nod and will play two games in two days, a rare thing for a NHL goalie, but really what do they do anyway other than let pucks hit them? Right Gatekeeper?! The two teams are headed in opposite directions as the Canucks have scored only three goals in their last six games and the Hawks netted four just last night in Cow Town. 

The first period starts with the Hawks lineup looking a little different than of late, Kruger rejoining the team last night, Rasmussen in for the first time in nine games, and Anisimov out with a case of lower body general soreness; he is listed day-to-day so Teuvo will take his spot up on the second line. Some would want you to believe that he's a healthy scratch and in Q's doghouse but I don't believe the hype. Also the third D pairing is featuring Ehrhoff rather than Uncle Rosival. The frame would be a rather boring one if not for a late period goal by Fleischmann set up by TVR and Ehrhoff. The Hawks did have the better of the chances and almost doubled up the Nucks on shots. 

Shots: Blackhawks- 13  Canucks- 7

The second starts with Henrik Sedin taking a tripping penalty and sending the Hawks on the PP. Can the Hawks break their horrid streak of power plays? No-- the Hawks don't score and are now 0-23 at this point. Eleven and a half minutes in, the Canucks put a point on the board via an Alex Burrows one timer wrist shot set up by Linden Vey from behind the net. The goal seemed to wake up both sides and the pace for the rest the period was quickened with the Canucks controlling the majority of the chances. Hawks fend off the push and exit the period all tied at one.

Shots: Blackhawks- 9  Canucks- 6

The final frame starts with the same pacing as the second ended but this time with the Blackhawks controlling most of the play. It's too bad you can't score a third hand assist: Panarin with a great heads up play slap passes the puck from his own zone to a streaking Kane but the pass is to hot for Kane to handle. He takes it behind the net, passes to TVR who one touches it to Teravainen, who then buries it in the open net. Toews takes a 4 minute rest in the box for a highstick and the PKers along with Darling come up large, killing the penalty. Unfortunately, the Canucks do end up evening up the score at two with a Baertschi goal the was generated from Panarin over handling the puck in the offensive zone. Luckily the tie was short lived as Toews sets up a Ladd slap slapshot putting the Hawks over the Canucks 3-2.  *sidenote the Canucks pulled the goalie with only couple minutes left as to not upset Gatekeeper.

Shots: Blackhawks-10  Canucks-15 

Total Shots: Blackhawks-32  Canucks-28 



THE GOOD
  • Winning the second game of a back to back which has been next to impossible for the Hawks this year;
  • TVR's play tonight was exactly what we are looking for from the young D man;
  • Darling getting two wins in two days this close to the playoffs is great, it will give him the confidence he needs;
  • All lines looked be able to handle them selves on the ice unlike the weeks past where maybe one would show up; and
  • I, @atomicfroster got my first win making my recap stats 1-2-2;
  • Blackhawks clinch a playoff spot for the eighth straight year.


THE BAD
  • While I liked Panarin's pass to set up a Teuvo's goal I was not impressed but his turnover that lead to a Baertschi goal; and
  • I'll go easy on them tonight and leave it at that (even though it should not be this close with the worse team in the league). 


THE UGLY
  • News came that Crawford may not play again during the regular season, being thrown into the fire come playoffs is a less than desirable situation;
  • Anisimov, is he hurt? is he scratched? Calling him day-to-day rather than scratching him is a easy was to avoid the media storm that could have ensued; and
  • Letting @atomicfroster beat you! 




Ladd - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Teravainen - Kane 
Fleischmann - Rasmussen - Weise
Desjardins - Kruger - Shaw 

Keith - Hjalmarsson 
Svedberg - Seabrook 
Ehrhoff - van Riemsdyk 



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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Puckin Hostile Shoutcast
Episode 53


In this 53rd Puckin Hostile Shoutcast, the Manshitter Episode, the 4 Horsemen catch up after a long two week period for both the crew and the Blackhawks.

The group discuss the following:
-#OlsonStrong campaign launched between MIN/CHI
-New iTunes reviews
-A cameo by Gate's son
-The Puckin Hostile Store / Fan Pics
-Our first parody twitter account
-"Puckin Hostile Invades Lumbus" trip looms
-A laundry list of suspensions and injuries
-#SvedGroot extension
-The Garret Ross conundrum
-The #HarmsHole strikes again
-Hawks frustratingly sucking
-Games vs the Blues, Kings, Flyers, Jets Wild and two against the Stars.
-And of course, as always, an abundance of inappropriate references and jokes in incredibly bad taste.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Blackhawks vs Stars
6-2 Loss Recap

"LOSING GROUND"

by Gatekeeper

After almost a two week hiatus from recapping the big dog was back in the house for this latest March "embarrassing losses don't count" game. The Blackhawks were coming in after losing a lacklustre game, in a shootout to the Wild, Sunday. Many people among the intarwebz want to brush off this late season struggle, but it should be concerning that they have not yet found their chemistry with 10 games remaining. Sure, panic is not the answer, but being thoroughly concerned is not over reacting, by any means. The Hawks opened up with the forward line the way most of us would prefer, so there wasn't much to complain about there. I, myself, would have rather seen more Christian Ehrhoff, but it has become evident that Quenneville doesn't like Ehrhoff as much as most of us do. He didn't like Vermette last year, either, but look how that ended up. Moving on to the dog days of...

spring???

The first period was a god damn pitiful abortion. There is simply no other way to put it. They played the first half of the period pretty well, but the second half of the period was barely squirt worthy. The Stars scored 4 goals in about 7 minutes, to chase the Blackhawks goaltender to the bench. The Blackhawks were no only out scored by a large margin, but they were out shot 15-9. The worst part of this was going to be the fact that I had 40 more minutes of uninspired hockey to endure.

The second period was certainly better than the first, but it's not like it could have been any worse, though, right? I honestly lost interest in this piss poor effort. The shots were actually tied at 10-10 and both teams scores goals. This effort still wasn't going to earn back any favor from this guy. A dark cornfield in Oklahoma City sounded more exciting at this point.

Everyone was just waiting this one out, in the third period, including the Blackhawks coach. He gave the Stars a free empty net goal, which should have told everyone that he had given up. Or we can all just stick out heads in the sand wearing our #3CUPZ tinfoil hats. The Blackhawks actually out shot the Stars 13-8 and had a goal, themselves. Didn't really matter at this point.

Shoutcast tomorrow...

The Good
  • With just over 3 minutes remaining in the second period, the Blackhawks finally did something worth commending. Andrew Shaw won a faceoff deep in the stars zone and then was able to bunt a fat, belly high Andrew Desjardins deflection into the net for the one bright spot.
  • Richard Panik scored the second Blackhawks goal of the game about midway through the third period. He found himself on the Stars back door and was able to hang on long enough to stuff the puck past Lehtonen's right foot like #Fatrick through a turnstyle.
  • Nothing. Nothing more. They should be embarrassed.

The Bad
  • The first really good Blackhawks chance was at the four minute mark of the second period, where Lehtonen made rapid fire saves on Marian Hossa, Andrew Shaw and finally Andrew Desjardins. They followed that up with a very disciplined Too Many Men penalty. Aces.
  • Radek Faksa scored the Stars 5th goal of the game late in the second, over Michael Leighton's shoulder. LUKE, I AM YOUR FAKSA!
  • When Richard Panik and Andrew Shaw are your best players for two consecutive games, you're fucked.
  • To my friend, and big Stars fan, Selina:
The Ugly
  • The Stars took a 1-0 on a terrible fucking goal. The Teravainen line lost a deep faceoff on the Hawks zone and the Van Rozsival duo couldn't control the puck behind the net. Colton Sceviour picked up the puck and tried to, badly, wrap the puck around. Luckily for him the puck banked it off the shaft of Darling's stick into the net. Terrible, and it doesn't get better from there.
  • The very next shift, Sceviour also got himself an assist from behind the net. The Blackhawks were running around like a bunch of mental patients on speed in their own zone and Erik Gustafsson completely lost Vernon Fiddler in the Hawks left corner. Sceviour found the puck on his stick, saw Fiddler straddling the goal line and hit him with a pass. Fiddler had the whole net to shoot at, with Darling looking over his right shoulder and the puck on the left side. 2-0 Stars.
  • Next it was the 24th ranked PK's turn to suck. A Jonathan Toews penalty turned into a Patrick Eaves powerplay goal, as they left Eaves wide open in the slot to one time a laser over Darling's right shoulder. The Blackhawks...

    eh you get the idea.
  • Just to make sure we all vomited up our Hot Pockets, the Blackhawks completed the total fucking meltdown by giving up their 4th first period goal, for good measure. This time it was of the shorthanded variety. It must be pointed out that Patrick Kane's effort after mishandling the pass a the Stars blue line was atrocious. It was literally not possible to give any less fucks than he did on that play. Following the first period, Scott Darling was sent to spend the rest of the game on the bench in favor of Michael Leighton.
  • Quenneville pulled the goalie with six and a half minutes left in the third. Would you like to guess what happened? Yeah, empty netter. CUT THAT STUPID SHIT OUT! Patrick Roy should be immediately impeached from the Hall-Of-Fame for starting this asinine trend. The Blackhawks powerplay has been RANCID DOGSHIT the last several games. What makes you think they could suddenly pull it off with another body out there in the way? Roy and Q, I have a couple of these for you:
  • I'm sick and fucking tired of all this, "They'll just flip the switch like they always do". There are no less than NINE different players on this team. This is NOT the same team as the 2010, 2013 OR 2015 team. Expecting them to suddenly recapture the glory that half of them never had is naive. They are not playing well at all, and they have shown little chemistry. When they DO show chemistry, Quenneville splits them up. Not only that, but the efforts are getting worse. As the great DITKA once said, "Those who live in the past are cowards and losers". It's time we start living in the present and being concerned.
The #Fatrick Stankus Fatsy Stats
  • When fancy stats go bad. The Blackhawks overall corsi was actually obnoxiously good at 61%. Every player but Duncan Keith and Tomas Fleischmann was + Corsi
  • If this entire game wasn't bad enough, the idiots at CSN Chicago broadcast that meatball asshole Montana Brenan all over my TV. The ultimate "fuck you" to all Hawks fans.
The Lineblender
Ladd - Toews - Hossa
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Weise - Teravainen - Fleischmann
Desjardins - Shaw - Panik

Keith - Hjalmarsson
Gustafsson - Seabrook
Rozsival - van Riemsdyk

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Blackhawks vs Flyers
3-2 Loss Guest Recap

"SHAYNE! COME BACK SHAYNE!"

by guest recapper @ChiSox_History


Our men of the Indian Head dress came into Wednesday night’s contest against the Philadelphia Flyers losing their last three. An unofficial poll of a small number(1) of Blackhawks fans (me), was excited about the Chicago debut of Flyers rookie sensation, and rising Calder candidate Shayne Gostisbehere. The Union college alum and NCAA champion has been the talk of the NHL since his arrival in Philly.

After a long afternoon of looking for the Flyers hotel, your writer decided to head over to the United Center and cheer on the Ghost Bear, er I mean Black Hawks. The United Center was abuzz with the looming Calder Trophy showdown between Gostisbehre and our very own Breadman, Artemi Panarin.

Despite several (unsuccessful) attempts to enter the Flyers dressing room prior to puck drop, I decided to take my seat and enjoy the game. Early in the game, Jonathan Toews hooked the Ghost Bear and put the Hawks on the PK early in the game. As luck would have it, Hossa scored on a short handed goal after taking advantage of Gostisbehre’s broken stick and had a break away to put the Hawks up 1-0. Anisimov and Hjalmarsson tallied assists on the goal. Clearly a bittersweet moment for those of us (me), rooting for Ghost.

The lead was short lived, however, when Ryan White scored on the power play after the Breadman climbed on Brandon Manning’s back and got called for interference. Overall, the Hawks sloppy play in the First lead to 2 penalties and several missed scoring opportunities after taking a 1-0 lead. The Hawks went into the locker room tied at one, although they were not without their chances. Toews had a wide open net with Neuvirth diving across the net but hit the post.

The second saw the Flyers out shoot the Hawks 17-10. Both teams tallied a goal. The Captain scored at the 4:58 mark when he found the puck at the doorstep and roofed it over Neuvirth’s glove. Kane got the assist to put him at 90 points, and almost a sure lock for the Art Ross trophy. Again, the hawks could not extend the lead and let the Flyers sneak back into this one when Wayne Simmons took advantage of a hawks turnover in the Philly end, and eventually found Giroux for a rush into the Hawks zone where he fed a trailing Brayden Schenn who then beat our very own Lemont Native.
Sadly enough, this game ended as a result of a bad bounce. Caveman Radko Dudas took a shot from the right point which redirected after hitting defenseman Christian Ehrhoff’s stick and bouncing over Darling’s glove and giving the Flyers the eventual game winning goal.

The Flyers were able to survive a late period rush from hawks when they pulled Darling for the 6th attacker. After passing up several prime opportunities, Neuvirth fought offer a handful of shots to close the door and give the Flyers the victory. In the end, Gostisbehere finished with 20:25 minutes of ice team, 3 shots and a minus 1, for this broken stick fiasco in the 1st. With his rookie campaign almost over, great things are ahead for the speedy and lanky defenseman from Florida.

The Hawks dropped yet another game in March. According to the interwebs, these games don’t count so there’s nothing to worry about. The contrary view is that the Hawks 5v5 play this year has not been as good as years past, and the only thing keeping them alive is stellar goalie play and an above average powerplay. Without a massively outperforming defenseman, there is concern about an early playoff exit. This core is battle tested, close knit, and at times, well coached. It’s not over until its over, if you allow me to mix sports metaphors.

The Lineblender
Fleischmann - Toews - Kane
Panarin - Anisimov - Hossa
Ladd - Teravainen - Shaw
Mashinter - Desjardins - Weise

Keith - Hjalmarsson
Ehrhoff - Seabrook
van Riemsdyk - Rozsival


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Blackhawks at St. Louis - 3-2 SO Loss
"Wakey Wakey, Eggs and #ROARBACON"


Wednesday is rivalry night and unlike most, this game actually is. The Blackhawks (and their moms) travelled to St. Louis for their first game since Sunday's defeat of the Redwings. I personally think all road games should be a 'moms trip' because who really wants to disappoint their mother?! Wakey wakey Backes it's game time!

The first period wouldn't see much action in the first half other than a failed Hawks' power play after Captain Crunch David Backes trips Toews. A minute and half after the PP lapses the Blues are at it again slashing new Hawk Dale Weise; Stastny to the sin-bin for a timeout. Unfortunately, once again the Blackhawks fail to cash in. The following events were highly debated and most likely will continue to be in the coming days. Christian Ehrhoff went to play the puck behind Crawford and at the last moment decides to let it go as he sees a flaming dumpster flying down the ice. Ryan Reaves lights up Ehrhoff with a questionable hit. It was deemed a five minute major for charging and a game misconduct; you could call it many things: charging, interference, roughing. Either way it probably wasn't a major but still, it's not the type of play we want if we are trying to protect our players. The Blues escape the period without a Hawk goal but still have over two and half minutes to kill when they get back on the ice.
Shots: Blackhawks 15 - Blues 5

With the Hawks starting the second on the power play they would break the stalemate, 1:14 into the period Teravainen takes a slapper from the top of the circle and Ladd redirects it past Allan. "And the moms go crazy!" This period would see a few nasty chippy plays the worst being more of an accident than anything else, Toews goes to carry the puck up the boards and is leaned on by Schwartz which would have been a innocent play if not for an open bench door; Toews slams into the door jam and labours back to bench and then the dressing room. Luckily he would return to finish the frame. The period ends with Seabrook laying out Lehtera showing Reaves how to lay a clean hit.  What did you think of that hit Seabs?
Shots: Blackhawks 7 - Blues 15


The third would be mostly controlled by the Blues, and the Hawks would only help them by taking three consecutive minors within seven minutes. TVR for hooking, the bench for too many men, and Ehrhoff for holding. The Blues would cash in on two out of three of the chances. Backes and ex-Hawk Brouwer would be credited with the tallies. While the Blues continue to press the Hawks manage to get some pressure by pulling Crow with a respectable amount of time left in the game as to not upset Stankus. The strategy pays off, with 1:17 left the Breadman, Panarin evens the score after a sweet dish by Toews setting him up right in front of the net. The period ends leading to Stankus' next favourite, 3v3 overtime. 
Shots: Blackhawks 11- Blues 8


Overtime would prove to be the shit show we know it can be. Both teams get some solid chances and even a review of a no goal call where Ladd knocks the puck in the net but not before pushing Allan in as well. This game's going to a shootout. 
Shots: Blackhawks 2 - Blues 2
Total shots: Blackhawks 35 - Blues 30

The shootout would go 6 rounds before a winner was decided, Hawks goals by Panarin and Anisimov but a goal post by Teravainen would end the Hawks chances at the second point. I'm a Crawford fan but another save or two would have gone a huge way towards a W. The Blues win 3-2 via shootout. 

THE GOOD
  • With all the dangerous play going on all Hawks finished the game. 
  • Getting one point when being down with less than two minutes in the game.
  • Ehrhoff made more smart plays tonight than Scuderi did in his entire, albeit short, Blackhawks career. (Except for the penalty in the third, but it might have saved a goal (But the Blues scored on the PP anyway))  
THE BAD
  • 3 Penalties in the third when only leading by one is a recipe for disaster.
  • I think icebags will be in hot demand in the Hawks locker room as they where out hit 12 to 34, I know, I know #MOARHITS.
  • You will most likely need more than two goals to beat teams not from Canada. 
THE UGLY

  • The hit by Reaves looked horrible in real time, luckily after a little time in the quiet room Ehrhoff came back. 
  • Toews smashing into the boards is evidence enough for me that the doors should not be opened during play, the players can easily hop the boards and get in and out of the bench. Sure use them during stoppages but not while the play is live. 
  • The Loonie continues to plummet as @atomicfroster is now 0-2-2. Well it was good knowing you folks, but I foresee many games riding the bench as we go down the stretch. Hey maybe front office will throw me a softball like Calgary or Vancouver. 

THE LINE BLENDER
Ladd - Toews - Shaw
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Desjardins - Teravainen - Fleischmann
Manshinter - Rasmussen - Weise 

Keith - Hjalmarsson 
TVR - Seabrook
Ehrhoff - Rozsival
 





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Puckin Hostile Shoutcast
Episode 52



In this 52nd Puckin Hostile Shoutcast, the Erik Gustafsson Episode, the 4 Horsemen talk about the games following a short week in Great White North fashion.

The group discuss the following:
-The Puckin Hostile Store
-Idiot twitter stalkers and hypocritical bullies
-Corey Hirsch betraying goalers
-World Cup of Hockey talk
-Marcus Kruger "Zoom Zooms" his way to a new deal.
-Edzo goes cuckoo over some soft serve ice cream
-Drunken Harms Hole
-Games vs the #PERDS, Capitals, Bruins, and a sweet of the Redwings.
-And of course, as always, an abundance of inappropriate references and jokes in incredibly bad taste.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Blackhawks vs Redwings
4-1 Win Recap

"The Red and the Black"

by Gatekeeper

The Blackhawks made a rare "FOUR O'CLOCK START" Sunday against the Redwings at the United Center. Even Lady Gaga and her hunky boyfriend, Chicago Fire's Kelly Severide, were in attendance. Luckily for the Blackhawks, Pavel Datsyuk was NOT in attendance, though. The Hawks still had to deal with those young Detroit speedsters, which could prove to be a task in and of itself.

Looks like the Blackhawks were much more ready for this tilt than they were for the Bruins on Thursday. The Hawks were up 1-0 before the crowd was able to sit back in their seats for the anthem, and were up 2-0 before the game was ten minutes old. They managed those 2 goals on 11 shots, with the Wings finding the back of the net once on 8 shots. Not a bad start, but it wouldn't continue.

The Redwings completely dominated the second period, at one point out shooting the Blackhawks 12-1. It really didn't get much better, with the period totals ending up 13-3. Luckily for the Hawks, their goaltender held the Redwings to a scoreless period. That is the only good news for the middle frame as far as the Blackhawks were concerned.

Apparently they just took the middle period off because they came out and started up where they left off following the first period. They gave up 13 shots, but had 12 of their own and had 2 goals. This was plenty to walk away with a season sweep of the Wings. Oh how sweet it is.

The Good
  • It took the Blackhawks exactly one shift and twenty one seconds to take a 1-0 lead. Patrick Kane led a 2-on-1 after picking up the puck at the red line. Kane skated up the wing and snapped a wrist shot through Mrazek. Just that quick Kan had his career high in points and the lone assist went to Rozsival. His 300th of his career.
  • With about 5 minutes gone in the first period, after the penalty against Toews, Duncan Keith made the game 2-0 with a long shot from the point. Eddie then went on a jaunt about how even though Mrazek was screened by two of his teammates, he shouldn't have stared them down after because they are good players. Fuck that! It's hard enough getting screened by opponents. Either block the shot or be prepared to be held accountable when you completely stick it directly in your goalie's ass. No excuses. Especially when your dopey teammates earn you a spot on the bench opening the door, like this instance.
  • Just past the halfway point of the third period, the Blackhawks went to the powerplay and wasted no time. Artem Anisimov deflected a long Artemi Panarin slapshot up and over Jimmy Howard's shoulder.
  • Sixty eight seconds after the Anisimov goal, Jonathan Toews had an Andrew Desjardins shot go off the inside of his knee and into the net to expand the Blackhawks lead to 4-1.
  • The Blackhawks were 2-for-3 on the powerplay. Nothing to complain about there.
  • Crawford made 33 saves and held the Blackhawks together when they were getting absolutely smoked, in the second period.
  • I have to give Michal Rozsival credit. When I noticed him, he was making smart, safe plays. Might be the best game I've seem him play this year.

The Bad
  • A couple of minutes after the Keith goal the Wings took advantage of a borderline offsides play, and caught Trevor van Riemsdyk without his stick. Gustav Nyquist ended up with the puck on his stick and snapped a roofer over Crawford.
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk has been an adventure lately. He got caught playing grab ass leading to him losing his stick and, eventually, standing thee watching the Nyquist goal right in front of his face.

The Ugly
  • Jonathan Toews beat Brendan Smith after Seabrook and Fleichmann put in some nice work to clear the zone on an early 4-on-4. Toews went down and hit the boards awkwardly and came up favoring his left arm. That's all the Hawks need at this point.
  • Just a minute after the Nyquist one of my favorite Wings players, Andreas Athanasiou split Seabrook and Gustafsson but was too close to get a shot off so he dropped the puck to Teemu Pulkkinen while Seabrook completely took Crawford out. Pulkkinen then proceeded to ignore the gaping net and hit Seabrook right square in the dookie.

The #Fatrick Stankus Fatsy Stats
  • The third line had a rough night scraping the bottom of the corsi sheet.
  • Thanks to that strong second period the Wings had a pretty healthy overall team corsi advantage.

The Lineblender
Ladd - Toews - Shaw
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Desjardins - Teravainen - Fleischmann
Panik - Rasmussen - Weise

Keith - Hjalmarsson
Gustafsson - Seabrook
van Riemsdyk - Rozsival


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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Blackhawks at Boston
4-2 Loss Recap
GoldieHawks and the 3 Bears


by AtomicFroster

Gather 'round children while I tell you a tale. The story of GoldieHawks and the 3 Bears.

Our story begins with Goldiehawks after a victorious battle in the badlands know as "Detroit" arriving late in the night, 3 a.m. I am told, in a land that has not seen magic since June 24 2013; Boston, home of the bears. For the purposes of our story we will call GoldieHawks the Hawks and the antagonists (the bears) Bruins.

Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins take advantage of the tired Hawks early, 1:18 into the first period Bergeron scores, set up by 'the nose' Brad Marchand.  This goal should have never happened as Bergeron was on all fours behind the net and still somehow managed to gain possession of the puck and carry it out front before wristing it short-side. Just over 6 minutes into the period the Blackhawks are put on the PP courtesy of a hooking call against the Bruins Acciari. It only took the Blackhawks 35 seconds to capitalize. Ehrhoff blasts one from the top of the zone that bounces off of Rask's pads to Ladd in front who bats it over to an open Toews who buries it.  The Bruins take their lead back with 21 seconds left in the period, when Marchand beats Darling with a  shot from the left circle. Bruins lead 2-1.

Shots:
Chicago 5; Boston 12.

The second period starts much like the first with misfortune for the Hawks. A high-sticking call against Ladd sends the Bruins to an early power play. The Bruins, not to be outdone on the PP, score only 6 seconds in. Bergeron won the offensive zone face-off resulting in a slapshot goal by Spooner. Boston would score it's third unanswered goal 15:24 into the period with a redirection by Eriksson. The Blackhawks would score a late period goal of their own; Tomas Fleischmann is set up with a sweet dish by Teravainen. Unfortunately this would be the last goal the Hawks would score. Bruins lead 4-2.

Shots:
Chicago 11; Boston 11.

While Chicago ends up outshooting Boston 11-2 in the third, Rask and the Bruins prove to be too much for the tuckered Hawks. Quenneville pulls Darling with over 3.5 minutes left to play, but the Hawks can't deliver. Time runs out and the score is unchanged - Bruins win 4-2.

Shots:
Chicago 11; Boston 2.

Total Shots:
Chicago 27; Boston 25.

The Good:

  • Dale Weise made it over the wall to play almost 13 minutes;
  • Sitting out tonight's game, Crawford gets 3 days off; and
  • ...That's all I've got -- there isn't anything else in this lacklustre performance.
The Bad:
  • The Blackhawks prove that getting your 8 hours is a must;
  • Scott Darling's lack of starts shows; and
  • You'll never win a game with Patrick Kane being a -3.
The Ugly:
  • Scott Darling was handing out rebounds like they were ten for a Loonie;
  • Almost 4 minutes with an extra attacker and no real solid scoring chances; and
  • Atomic Froster now being 0-2-1 on recap nights.

The Lineblender

Ladd - Toews - Shaw
Planarian - Anisimov - Kane
Desjardins - Teravainen - Fleischmann
Mashinter - Rasmussen - Weise

Keith - Hjarlmarsson
Gustafsson - Seabrook 
van  Riemsdyk - Ehrhoff
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Blackhawks at Detroit
5-2 Win Recap

"Rise Up"

by Gatekeeper

After it was announced that no less than 9 Blackhawks players would be playing in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the actual Hawks wee set to pair off with their once biggest rival, Detroit. Nowadays there isn't quite the 3 hours of nausea that we all once held so dear in the days gone by. These days they are a team full of aging "has beens", a few players like Nyquist, Tatar and Jurco and a crop of brand new shiny pups. Names like Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou should frighten the hell out of the Eastern conference, because they are going to torch the hell out of defenders for many years to come. This night, though, the Hawks get to face them as green rookies. Thank god.

The first period was like a day at the dog races. For the first 10 minutes there were barely any stoppages in play as both team raced up and down the ice. This kind of play bodes well for the Blackhawks so it was really exciting for all of us watching. It was a surprise that the stats only had the shots at 9-8 in favor of the Blackhawks, but the most important stat was the 1-0 score.

The second period was more excitement, but this period was even more in the Blackhawks favor. They weathered some early penalties to cash in on a couple of powerplays of their own, while their goalie stood on his head, once again. The Hawks were actually out shot 16-13,thanks to those penalties, but the Blackhawks pair of powerplay goals were all the scoring.

The Wings showed a little life in the third period, but the Blackhawks had already done the damage they needed to. The Blackhawks scored 2 goals on 11 shots while the Wings finally broke the shutout, scoring 2 on 9 of their own shots. Tomorrow its @AtomicFroster as the Hawks meet the Bruins.

The Good
  • With less than 2:30 away in the game, the Blackhawks caught the Wings with a lazy back check and Erik Gustafsson fed the late coming Brent Seabrook who beat Petr Mrazek cleanly from the top of the circle for a 1-0 Blackhawks lead.
  • Thanks to the help of a penalty drawn by Andrew Ladd the Blackhawks cashed in on a 5-on-3, as Kane hit Panarin on the back door for a dunk. Just like they drew it up.
  • With the second penalty still on the board, Brent Seabrook absorbed a hit from Riley Sheahan, who was out of position looking for the kill shot, but not before dishing the puck off to Duncan Keith. Keith barely held onto it long enough to get the puck to Kane. Kane 1-on-1 with the goalie is just fucking unfair, and Kane gave Petr Mrazek a good ol fashioned "rodgering".
  • One of my favorite players, Andrew Ladd, scored what looked to be the knife in the heart for the Blackhawks. Just a dirty, in close rebound goal. This is some exciting shit.
  • Thirty five seconds after the Ladd goal, Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin lit the #AK72 alert once again. Kane drove the zone and sent a perfect pass cross ice that Panarin one timed for a Blackhawks 5-1 lead.
  • Dale Weise was finally able to climb the Canadian wall and make it to Joe Louis arena, but not in time to play. Baby steps right? Looks like he'll make his debut in Boston tomorrow.
  • Corey Crawford was outstanding, once again. It's getting repetitive, but it needs to be pointed out for all those times the meatballs came at him. This win was career high 34th.

The Bad
  • Andrew Desjardins took a borderline hit from Jonathan Ericsson, and went face first into the boards. He jumped up and took exception, which did nothing but earned him a double minor becasue Ericsson wasn't fighting anyone. Desjardins was taken to the quiet room, but came back a little later. Funny how that never happens at home, putting the Hawks down an extra guy (so someone can serve the time while player is being evaluated).
  • The Wings scored another goal with 2 minutes left, but Wings fans didn't care at that point, because three quarters of the fans were gone already. Good job Hockeytown USA.

The Ugly
  • Christian Ehrhoff had a great chance in his 6th shift of the game, having Mrazek dead to rights but pulling a "noonan" and chipping the bouncing puck wide of the net. Not really his fault, but still an A+ chance missed.
  • Erik Gustafsson got fucking owned but Pavel Datsyuk early in the second period, and it left him spinning like a top.
  • Halfway through the third period, Patrick Kane took a stupid penalty, which ultimately turned into a Brad Richards powerplay goal. Too many fucking penalties!

The #Fatrick Stankus Fatsy Stats
  • Once again the Hawks opponent led in total (56-52) and 5v5 (45-43) Corsi.
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk and Christian Ehrhoff led the Blackhawks in overall Corsi, but a lot of that had to do with the sheltered zone starts.
  • If you want to know hot much Joel Quenneville likes Tomas Fleischmann, he was a regular on the penalty and led the Blackhawks with 12 defensive zone starts.

The Lineblender
Ladd - Toews - Shaw
Panarin - Anisimov - Kane
Desjardins - Teravainen - Fleischmann
Mashinter - Rasmussen - Panik

Keith - Hjalmarsson
Gustafsson - Seabrook
Ehrhoff - van Riemsdyk



...and finally, Just a reminder that the Hawks players kicked Mrazek's ass in the AHL too.
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