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Chicago looks past triple-overtime loss

Apr 18, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

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It was just one game, but losing to the St. Louis Blues 26 seconds into the third overtime period had to be a tough pill for the Chicago Blackhawks to swallow last night.

“That was a bit of a late bedtime because you do think about the what-ifs,” Chicago forward Kris Versteeg told CSN Chicago.

At least they didn’t have too much time to dwell on it because they have to go back to work tomorrow afternoon (3:00 p.m. ET, NBC). Chicago can even the series with a victory on Saturday and rob the Blues of their home ice advantage in the process.

“It’s a long series,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “We expected a tough series against this team. There (aren’t) going to be any easy games, but it’s a good example that, going forward, we’ve got to find a way to overcome our opponents.”

The Blackhawks have plenty of experience to put the loss into context. After all, they lost their first road game in each series last year.

They overcome those setbacks and they’re confident they can do it again.


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  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 19, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    What Nick left out of his tweet: The Blues’ victory was the 12th time in NHL history that a series began with a 3OT game. In all 11 of the preceding series, the winner of the 3OT game went on to win the series. So Hawks fans, there’s a first time for everything, right?

  2. slysipops - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    coach Q maybe it’s time to call BABCOCK for some advice !

  3. slysipops - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    looking PAST might not be the best thing to do……. maybe looking AT…………. how we took the game over, and then gave it back would be a better learning process ?

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