Starters: Hossa, Toews, Sharp, and Keith/Campbell
Scratches: Kruger and Scott
Apparently, Brouwer's ass isn't big enough. Luongo was on his game tonight. His eyes were dry and his view was butt less.
The Canucks won game one 2-0. They took a 1-0 lead in the first on a redirect for Higgins. They also received a power play, because a creepy-ass Sedin Twin couldn't handle Seabrook. The Canucks started the game with physical play, the area the Hawks were lacking in. The Hawks only memorable opportunity came towards the end of the period when Luongo (or Luongo's toe) made a big save on Campbell's shot. Hansen added one more to Vancouver's score.
The Blackhawks dug themselves into a hole in the first. They were completely outplayed in goals, hits, and shots. Basically just hockey.
The Hawks got their first power play early in the second. This time the other Sedin Twin, who is equally as creepy, was sent to the box for slashing. Brouwer and Hossa had a breakaway opportunity, but Brouwer's pass went too far and missed Hossa. The Hawks were creating a ton of chances, especially between Sharp, Toews, and Kane. It was a step up for the Hawks from the first, but Luongo was on his game and it didn't help that the goal post was getting a lot of action. Crawford was holding his own on the other end and giving the Hawks a chance to win.
The third consisted of more Hawks' opportunities, but they just weren't going their way. And everyone thought Luongo was having a good game, but he was actually just hiding behind the goal post. Another shot hit the post for the Hawks, Frolik was the victim. A power play was given to the Hawks toward the end of the third, but like their other power plays it was terrible.
The Hawks lost more than just the game. Kopecky was taken out of the game in the first for an upper body injury. Johnson also left the game when he was hit by Glass. According to Coach Q, Johnson will be fine. However, they'll know more about Kopecky tomorrow.
If the Blackhawks can follow Crawford's lead into Friday, there's absolutely no reason why they can't turn this series around into their favor. Plus, those beards have a lot more growing to do.
Also, I know it has been said about a million times, but it is the third time the Hawks have lost the first game of the series to Vancouver. Not only can history be made, but it can be repeated.
Let's Go Hawks!
Photo Source: here (Be careful looking through the gallery. There's a very frightening photo of the twins)
Random thought of the game: The playoffs are one giant ad for Pepto-Bismol. Symptoms of watching a playoff game nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea.
The recap comes to a close with a photo of the Sedin twins and diarrhea. Perfect.