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‘It kind of sucks’: Blackhawks Frolik on loss to L.A.

Mar 26, 2013, 2:12 AM EDT

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Michael Frolik woke up Monday with one goal in 28 games for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. That goal came back on Jan. 19 – the season opener against the L.A. Kings.

On Monday, he scored twice against the same opponent. So, it would seem like a good night for the struggling winger. Didn’t turn out that way.

Instead, the Blackhawks gave up a Dustin Brown goal with 1:27 remaining in the third period and lost 5-4 to the Kings.

“It kind of sucks,” Frolik told CSN Chicago. “(Less than) two minutes left and we give up a goal off the face off. It was a tough bounce and it hurts. It’s nice to get the monkey off your back; I didn’t score in a while. But I’d be happier if we’d won the game.”

Regulation losses have been rare for Chicago. The Blackhawks have a record of 24-4-3, and their 51 points has them at the top of the Western Conference standings.

The Blackhawks went the first 24 games of the season without a regulation loss but have dropped two in a row, including last week’s defeat at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks in a game that featured the two best teams in the West.

“Tough loss for sure. We haven’t really gone through this before where we’ve kind of struggled a little bit,” Patrick Kane told the Chicago Tribune.

  1. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    What really sucks …..? Tell boys….

  2. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    You wanna know what really suck? …. Tell them my fellow Kings fans. Tell how PHT is totally pissing me off how they write two articles on the BIG WIN and what is said about it…

    • manchestermiracle - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Yeah, first PHT article on the game was about a fight. I’m okay with it. If everybody wants to ignore the Kings, like they did last year, that’s fine. I’d rather fly under the radar and then cruise to another Cup anyway. The ‘Hawks have been light-out so far this season so they deserve the ink. For now.

  3. blomfeld - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Sieg und Glück ! …

    excerpts from an interview which I’ve just had with the German magazine “Stern” …

    Stern: Denken Sie, dass die LA Kings die Meisterschaft wieder in diesem Jahr gewinnen können?

    Blomfeld: Natürlich tue ich! Wir sind die beste Mannschaft von allen!

    Stern: Wie steht’s mit den Pittsburger Pinguinen und Crosby?

    Blomfeld: Sie sind ein ganzer Witz! Wir werden sie in Sekunden zerstören!

    Stern: Vielen Dank für Ihre Zeit heute Herr Blomfeld.

    Blomfeld: Sie sind am willkommensten.


    The bottom line friends is that we LA Kings defeated the NHL’s so-called “best” team tonight in their own building! And by virtue of such victory, we’ve now cast away any doubts as to who’s in charge these days! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hockeywithdrawal - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:38 AM

      L.A. has a hockey team?

      • manchestermiracle - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

        Hibernated all last winter, did ya?

    • amerika1313 - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      Yeah… So, uh, I’m very sorry that you had to go through that massive head trauma that you’ve obviously recently suffered, but maybe it would be best for everyone if you steered clear of computer keyboards, alcohol, and probably heavy machinery for a while. Yikes.

  4. murtdurt - Mar 26, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Last I checked the ‘NHL’s best’ is playing in the east and their called the Pittsburgh Penguins. Check the power rankings. This coming from someone who is extremely impartial living in Calgary. Take the rosé colored classes off

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      Power Rankings? LOL. How much did they matter three weeks ago?

    • manchestermiracle - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      “Their?” The reference to wine-colored “classes” is funny, too.

    • hrudey - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      Are they going to televise the parade? I’m still disappointed I never got a chance to have my picture taken with the replica power ratings from when the Kings were finally ranked number 1.

  5. jacketsfan7 - Mar 26, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    @hockeywithdrawal I pray to the good lord Jesus your just screwing with us….

  6. comeonnowguys - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Here’s what Chicago’s streak has got them: the downside of every team gunning for you like you’re the defending champions without the initial upside of actually getting to be last year’s champion.

  7. kingsforever - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    LOl power rankings. I used to care about those…then I took some credibility to my hockey relating reading.

  8. se7enbladez - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Minus Hossa, Minus Sharp. People really do not know what they are talking about on here. Just to let you known long time kings fans. With out Gretzky would your organization even exist. Same for Pens. How close we’re you to moving? Yes we may have had the worst organization in 2007. We were never close to leaving Chicago.

    • hrudey - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Good point. People forget that as part of the Gretzky deal, Peter Pocklington had to throw in his personal time machine in order to go back two decades to bring forth a team in Los Angeles for Gretzky to join. A little known fact is that the second and third Back to the Future movies were based on Pocklington’s hilarious misadventures in time and how he lost and/or never had his magnificent fortune.

  9. shortsxit34 - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Would the Kings even exist without Gretzky?

    Does anybody know what this guy is talking about?

  10. thehighcountrybear - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM


    Read the Guardian article speaking to treatment of Noam Chomsky:

    • amerika1313 - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      I hardly think he’s “enforcing political orthodoxies” here. This is a message board for hockey. Good read though.

    • amerika1313 - Mar 26, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      …and are you honestly comparing Blomfeld to Noam Chomsky?

  11. dt58 - Mar 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Whoa, settle down. It was just 1 game and now you’re crowning them best team? Isn’t this the same team that went 120+ minutes WITHOUT a single goal? Seems a little premature to crown anyone. Last I checked they still have playoffs for that

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