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Saad wants to spend more time in front of Quick

May 19, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

Jonathan Quick, Brandon Saad, Jeff Schultz, Trevor Lewis AP

Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad didn’t dazzle anyone with his third goal of the playoffs on Sunday, but putting himself in front of Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during a first period power-play, he was in a position to capitalize on teammate Nick Leddy‘s shot.

It’s something Saad wants to do more of against Los Angeles in the Western Conference Final.

“I can get goals different types of ways, and I think getting to the net more, especially in the playoffs, is how they’re going to come,” Saad said, per the Chicago Tribune.

Getting guys in front of Quick is easier said than done and it’s a task made harder for Chicago as long as forward Andrew Shaw is on the sidelines.

“Shaw does a great job with that,” Saad acknowledged. “You see it every night. With him out especially, someone has to take that role.”

He’ll try to be that guy in Game 2 on Wednesday (8:00 p.m. ET — NBCSN).

  1. endusersolutions2013 - May 19, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Hmmm, do I hear in his statement that Shaw won’t be able to go in game 2? No bueno!

    • no - May 19, 2014 at 12:12 PM

      my assumption after his third game out was that he’s done for the playoffs and q is keeping opposing coaches on their toes.

      shocking announcement: I could be totally wrong

  2. blomfeld - May 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    “You see, the Blackhawks haven’t the nature for war. Their parasitic ‘mid-western’ laziness combines with their Oprah-esque voluptuousness, with the result being that they would rather eat and make love with their faces than fight. The bottom line is that either Chicago ‘makes way’ for a King’s Army on the march, or they resist and end up being destroyed in detail … the choice is theirs.” … Doctor Phil

  3. sprtsfan1 - May 19, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Blom, I’ve grown quite fond of your posts. Even as a Hawks fan I get a kick out if them. I really hope that you’re not 50 different users and spend a your time posting and responding to yourself. Say it ain’t so.

    • blomfeld - May 19, 2014 at 4:33 PM

      *** somewhere out on the great plain ***

      Ten Bears: look, a brave from Blackhawk nation goes there before us !

      Crazy Dog: yeah and he’s all alone ! … let’s kill ’em !

      Blom Feather: no brothers … I believe this man is good … we will talk to him


      Sprtsfan1 – in addition to Elvis, macro economics, Horatio Nelson, gardening, hot brunettes, golf, the LA Kings and Erwin Rommel, one of my favorite pastimes is the creation of joy and/or ‘gaiety’ in life at large (ie: I hate all sadness and it’s debilitating side effects) … anyway, I can assure you friend that I’m a single person posting under my handle ‘Blomfeld’ only, nothing more and nothing less … yet for some reason ‘certain’ individuals here at PHT are loathe to acknowledge that people ‘can’ actually agree with each other and share a laugh in the process ? … of course most of those accusing me and others of being one person, are doing so in the spirit of jest and poking fun, and I get that … to ‘each his own’ as they say eh ?

      ps: sorry man, but you Blackhawks are gonna ‘get it’ real good ! … God’s will :)

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