Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was dirty, and Tim Baffoe will explain why for those who don’t get it.
Hockey’s a contact sport, so we shouldn’t have an uproar when a star gets a hard check.
Jonathan Toews suffered an upper body injury on Sunday.
It appears Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik won’t be disciplined by the NHL.
The Blackhawks dodged a bullet when Jonathan Toews avoided serious injury on a nasty hit.
Sidney Crosby had two goals in the final five minutes, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the injury-riddled Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
People who cover sports often try to find larger meanings in 60 minutes, nine innings, or two halves. “Was that a statement game?” they ask. Grand conclusions are reached based on a single outcome. Over the last 12 hours or so, we’ve heard and read many opinions stating that the Blackhawks 5-1 win over the Penguins was some grand announcement to the NHL that the Blackhawks are the best team in hockey. Others proclaim that Jonathan Toews’ three point performance means that the Blackhawks’ captain is a better player than Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who was held without a point in the Stadium Series finale.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”