If the Blackhawks hadn’t tied their best of 7 series with the Coyotes on Saturday night, I’d be busting Mike Smith’s balls for collapsing to the ice Dwyane Wade style when Andrew Shaw skated into him. Smith acted as if someone shot him from the 200 level, and played up the injury like a true pussy does. Nice acting, Smith. I’d almost feel bad for you if it was intentional, but Shaw was playing the puck along the boards. Guys who fake injuries in sports offer fans a glimpse into just how big of bitches they really are.
But thankfully, Brent Seabrook again played hero and tied the game at 3 in the closing seconds. I think I passed out for a few seconds after the tying goal. And then Bryan Bickell beat the soft as puppy shit Smith to bring the series back to the Chi tied at 1.
I’ve been locked in to these NHL playoffs, so I’m fully aware of how even and closely contested these games are, but this is fucking insane. That’s why I’m begging the Hawks to come back for game 3 and lay the smack down on a Phoenix team that has to be questioning itself some. I’m sorry, but there has to be doubt creeping in when you give up two goals with less 15 seconds left in back to back home playoff games.
I don’t ask for much, but can the Hawks win 4-1 in game 3? Is that too much to ask? I need a stress free game before I go into cardiac arrest. You can laugh, but that’s a possible outcome with the Bulls playoff run on the horizon.
But kudos to the Hawks for shockingly tying the series. Corey Crawford had 30 saves and was a big reason game 2 wasn’t a 6-3 loss. But to win 3 more games in this series, Duncan Keith needs to get his head out of his ass, and a Marion Hossa appearance wouldn’t suck. Oh, and can Patrick Sharp put a full game together?
It’s only been two playoff games, but this team is determined to to increase my blood pressure to dangerous/Chris Farley type levels. So give me that 4-1 beat down, can you? My nerves would greatly appreciate it.