Morning Update 2-6-2020: Blackhawks lose to Bruins on a “blown” call
By Ryan Fedrau
The Chicago Blackhawks lost 2-1 in overtime last night to the Bruins. The Blackhawks had the game won in overtime before the referees took it back.
The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t had the best luck with referees as of late. I’m not going to say the NHL hates the Blackhawks, but it does look like that sometimes.
Last night, there were way too many missed calls by the referees. Kirby Dach drew multiple penalties that weren’t called. The Bruins were embellishing everything and the referees bought it. It was disappointing.
The positive thing to take out of this game is the anger of the team. Hopefully, that will wake some of the guys up and motivate them. Below is the goal of Drake Cuggiula‘s goal that was taken away.
What I liked about the game was the energy in the United Center. It’s good to finally see that energy back in the building. The last few games have had a playoff atmosphere in them. The support from the fans adds to that.
Jonathan Toews wasn’t a happy camper after the game. Here was his interview with NBC Sports Chicago.
It’s worth to mention that when Patrick Kane stays off the scoreboard, the team struggles. Kane can’t get a point every night, they’re going to need to find a way to get passed that.
The Blackhawks don’t play again until Sunday. They will go on a five-game road stretch, which will be very important. All of those games are against Western Canadian opponents. The Oilers, Flames, Jets, and Canucks are all ahead of the Blackhawks in the standings.
They had an Eastern Canadian trip a month back and went 3-0-0. Another successful trip like that will shape up the Blackhawks’ playoff picture.
It might be too early to say this but a bad road trip could mean no playoffs for the team. They have a chance to steal 10 points from teams ahead of them. These next five games are must-win. It’s their toughest part of the season, let’s see how it goes.