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Blackhawks suffer second straight regulation loss despite rally

Mar 10, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

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After seeing their historic point streak end on Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks have now suffered two consecutive regulation losses.

In each game, the ‘Hawks surprising goaltending has seen some tough times; both the Colorado Avalanche (6-2 on Friday) and Edmonton Oilers (6-5 on Sunday) dropped six goals on Chicago.

Ray Emery was chased from the net just over nine minutes in after allowing three goals as part of a 4-0 first period for Edmonton. The second period was frantic as the Blackhawks made it 6-4, while Patrick Kane‘s second goal of the night brought it to 6-5 in the third. Ultimately, the comeback fell short, though.

While the Blackhawks are finally experiencing a negative streak, the Oilers must feel optimistic after holding a players-only meeting following an ugly Friday loss to the Nashville Predators. Still, that victory won’t be too sweet if Devan Dubnyk‘s injury is significant.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    The slumping Blackhawks remain winless in the 2nd half of the season. Coaching change? Trades?

    • florida727 - Mar 11, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      Was thinking the same thing. Grew up in Chicago. Lived there for over 40 years. Can picture the Chicago media now: they’re done, they suck, they’ll never win another game, season’s over, when does baseball start, the Bears are drafting who, come on Bulls, you’re carrying our city now.

  2. thehighcountrybear - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    The media circus is over as the Tiddlywink Nationals draw record coverage out Tehachapi way. The ever-fickle and attention seeking Lebron James has dropped Patrick Kane like thursday’s panties, preferring to tweet world famous squidger, Louie the squopper popper Lambeer [ could be more man love, wot ]?

    Yessir, NHL giant Oilers came to town, guns a blazing…boom boom, out go the lights! It looks like the Chicago’s fleeting fame has had its fourteen minutes, lady luck has gone south, and Blackhawks have a leg-up on their next streak…

    Saw my picture in the paper
    Read the news around my face
    Now some people don’t
    Want to treat me the same

    When the walls come tumblin’ down
    When the walls come crumblin’, crumblin’
    When the walls come tumblin’, tumblin’ down

    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    • ibieiniid - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      lol come onnnn thumbs downers. you couldn’t see the satire?

      thumbs up… unless that wasn’t satire

  3. 5hole26 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    keep your day job bro

  4. chanceoffleury1 - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Seriously, what the heck Blackhawks? How do you expect fans to get behind a team that’s only leading their conference by 8 points??????? Should probably trade Toews. I hear he’s a lockerroom poison.

  5. in1chuck1we1trust - Mar 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM


  6. theblakfox - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    They are human after all!

  7. mgp1219 - Mar 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    That’s two consecutive games that they have given up 6 goals. Not a good sign. If they lose their next game, then perhaps there wil be something to be concerned about….I think the pressure got to them.

    • polegojim - Mar 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      That’s truly the only item to worry about… they’ve relaxed a bit too much.

  8. jernster21 - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    Typical Oilers, picking up the Avs’ sloppy seconds.

    On a serious note, everyone knows the biggest questions mark on this Hawks team is in goal and that hasn’t changed in the last few years. A big loss like the Avs handed them can certainly expose the mind set of their goalies and maybe it did rattle them a bit. I doubt this lasts long but who knows…

  9. canucks30 - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    I think it’s Luongo time for the Blackhawks

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      It would never work. When Chicago scored at home and played Chelsea Dagger, Luongo would implode by reflex.

    • valoisvipers - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      Just say no to Luongo!

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