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Chicago Blackhawks: Khabi Lobby

Chicago BlackhawksThe Blackhawks welcomed their former netminder Nikolai Khabibulin back to Chicago this evening and were less than hospitable peppering him with 38 shots and constant pressure starting from the initial puck drop.

End to end, the Blackhawks looked much more cohesive all night than they did Monday, both at even strength and special teams. And as I ripped Sharpie on my last post on his lack of power play effectiveness, I must admit he looked much more comfortable at the point against Edmonton. The Hawks absolutely dominated this game all night, and had Edmonton playing from behind from the get-go. Teams tend to have to do that when you score :51 into the game.

Like always, I am really enjoying watching this team play. They force the opposition to key on every player as a potential threat to tickle the twine, which frees up the ice for everyone. It’s hard to critique tonight’s game much at all, as they played very solid puck. So, instead, I’ll relate a story I heard from Adam Burish when I met him this afternoon before the game. When asked by ESPNChicago’s Afternoon Saloon if Toews could handle himself if challenged to fisticuffs, he responded: “Yeah, he could definitely handle himself. He’d have to have someone pick out his clothes in the morning, but I think he could scrap with the best of them.” I was literally crying I was laughing so hard. Oh, and here is the link to my picture with Burish, he gave me a thumbs up on the ink! At least he did to my face, I’m sure he rolled his eyes after he left… http://twitpic.com/ljz8y

That’s all for tonight, I hope you enjoyed the reading, I KNOW you enjoyed the outcome! LET’S GO HAWKS!!!

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One comment for “Chicago Blackhawks: Khabi Lobby”

  1. I thought Khabbibulin played really well for the Edmonton Oilers. I thought the game could have been a lot worse if not for him. He made a great save on Sharp on the penalty shot and Kris Versteeg on a shorthanded breakaway. The score of the game was a lot closer than the play and that has a lot to due with Khabbibulin.

    Posted by Jon OrlakNo Gravatar | October 22, 2009, 6:59 pm

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