McKnight: Hawks Drop Third Straight

By Connor McKnight–

The Avalanche picked up a favorable call 2:40 into the third period of Wednesday night’s game and used it to vault to a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.  The call–a double minor against Hawks defenceman Jordan Hendry–came under fire from Hawks coach Joel Quenneville.

“I just looked at the replay.  I totally disagree with the call,” Quenneville said.  “[He] hit his glove… from outside I don’t even know how you could even see something like that.  You watch the replay, he doesn’t even see the guy.   I don’t know how he could have made that call.  You have to be right when you make that call.”

More frustration added to a situation already full of it.

It’s also three straight losses where late, third-period collapses have been the culprit.  Even worse, the Hawks haven’t played all that poorly.

“You could say there’s one bad game out of three,” Jonathan Toews said.  “But still, at the end of the day we only have one point in the last three games.  I mean, what good is that?  Again, you can talk all day about doing … some good things out there but it just doesn’t cut it when you don’t get the results that you want.”

Bryan Bickell continued on his pace for a 20-goal season with a nice move and a wrister by Craig Anderson for the Hawks first goal of the night.  Toews (14) brought the Hawks to within one midway through the third while Troy Brouwer scored his ninth with just a second left on the clock.

To add injury to insult, or at least injury to a tough losing streak, Viktor Stalberg left the game after getting slammed into the boards by Ryan O’Byrne late in the second.  It appeared as though O’Byrne’s elbow caught Stalberg in the head and jammed him into the boards.  Stalberg did not return to the game and his injury is being called an upper body issue.

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  • DD

    When is this new GM experiment going to end please….Save our Team and FRIE STAN BOWMAN

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  • cb

    When is Rocky Wirtz and John McDonaugh going to realize having a guy like STAN BOWMAN, no hockey experience, a ND finance major and very oblivious to how to run an organization continue to be in charge. Forget about Keith, Seabrook the team’s sub par effort it’s STAN BOWMAN who has to be shown the door

  • Chuck

    STAN BOWMAN the only thing he does well at is posing as OPIE TAYLOR or an overweight overaged HOWDY DOODY. Where on his resume does it say he knows how to make good trades, keep a potential dynasty from sinking. THE GUY IS A ND FINANCE MAJOR the only job he should be working is his CPA not playing with Daddy’s precious CORVETTE

  • cb

    NEPOTISM that’s what it’s all about now STAN BOWMAN aka a member of the special sperm club

  • Jon, Montgomery

    hey, in case nobody will realize this, the 6 comments above me were posted by the same person, under different names, but the dude is just using different screen names so it looks like there are more people who want to fire stan bowman, but smart people (like me) realize what’s going on with the hawks and that every smart hawks fan loves stan bowman, he kept the hawks under the cap, he had to trade big salary players to do so. so i wish the guy posting under different screen names would just go away, (AKA stan bowman hater).

  • C

    This message goes out to JON MONTGOMERY. I’ll say whatever I want, whenever I want and as many times as I want under as many names as I want if you don’t like my comment than don’t even read it. FYI I been a HAWK fan for many years, season ticket holder for 10 and even watched them during the dark years and yes I feel STAN BOWMAN is the problem I understand why he had to trade people away but so nfar he’s got nothing to show for it. The guy is no GM. So JON do yourself a favor and shut the @#@# up

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