My apologies, but my computer is infected with roughly 3,472 viruses and I had to wait until my lunch break at work to write this. You’ll get over it.
Luckily, there isn’t a whole bunch to say about last night’s convincing win over a bunch of shitbags. Apparently, I’m not the only one running out of things to say:
From CT over at Hockee Night:
Here’s a vapid question, are we going to run out of good things to say about this team by the end of the season? Seriously, I’m not sure what to say anymore. If you’re younger than me (34) then this is easily the best the Blackhawks team you’ve ever seen. It’s not even close. This team is on pace to win something like 60 games, for a franchise that’s never seen a team win 50 in a single season.
This Blackhawks team is so good that winning 11 out of the past 13 games doesn’t even phase us. It’s come to the point that losing a game, even in a shootout, makes for an extremely depressing evening sitting in your underwear with three empty beer cans laying next to you, a full one in your hand and 38 more in what you call “The Beer ‘Fridge.”
Despite a slow start in the 4-1 win against the Wild, the Blackhawks scored four unanswered goals and manhandled Minnesota for roughly two and a quarter periods. My main fella John Madden got in on the fun on a beautiful sequence from Duncan Keith to Kris VERSTEEG! to Madden on the doorstep.
From there, the two hottest Blackhawks did more of what we’re becoming used to seeing. Marian Hossahad his second straight two-goal game and now has six points in his last three. The guy makes it look so effortless, and you can tell it’s what he expects of himself just by his goal celebrations. They’re very, very tame. An even-keeled start is f-ing dangerous.
Patrick Kane scored on the power play with a wrister that made me go, “Holy shit,” in a calm voice. Then I stood up and clapped. The damn kid has 18 goals on the season and looks better every time out.
The last thing I’d like to point out: If one of the two douchbags wearing cocked all-black hats who were sitting in Sec. 326, Row 9 is reading this…. WAIT FOR THE F-ING WHISTLE!
Tomorrow night the ‘Hawks travel to Boston for another Original Six tilt with the Bruins. The 6pm start time means I’ll basically miss the whole game and will be following it on the Internets. Thanks, Al Gore.
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