Blackhawks played the Jets on 10/13/11 at the UC. The season just strated so there's no cruical games....yet. But, every team wants to win early to send a message. I watched the game and i have a huge recap and commentary list ahead. Also, it was Big Buff and Ladds homecoming!!
Now, the Hawks signed this goalie named Ray Emery. He is 30 years old so has expierence. Corey and Ray were "fighting" for the starting job during the week but Ray won and started vs Jets. Corey said he would be ready to go in though. At the end of the night he allowed 3 goals, not so good for your Hawks debute. Lets hope Crawford gets to start next vs. Bruins on Saturday.
The First Period was i say all Jets. Even though the Hawks tied it at 2-2 by the end of the period doesnt say a lot. Rays early two goals quieted the crowd. Suter scored those 2 goals. But the Hawks first power play gave them a chance to score. By the way, the Jets were acting like it was the Playoffs. Playing hard, giving the hawks no break, and up and down the ice before you could say ice :). On the Power Play, Andrew Brunette scored and cut the lead to 1. The crowd was back into it. And later which knoked Kane off his skats (literally) scored on a slap shot by Hossa's beautiful pass.
The Second Period was a totaly different story. It was all Hawks. Ray performed better, the defence was blocking those pucks better than the first. That was the problem in the 1st. The Hawks defence was just standing there not helping Ray at ALL. Hossa and Bolland scored on the 2nd and 1 goal scored by the Jets.
The 3rd period was bland. Each team had really good chances but could not score. No penalties in the 3rd so no power plays. But there is one new Hawk i am liking already. Daniel Carcillo is a LW but acts like a defence man. He will hit anyone he sees and that is so fun to watch. And he dosent mind to drop the gloves so we will see a lot of fights this year from him. The Hawks won 4-3!
Now the Hawks but this behind them and have to prepare for the 2011 Stancley Cup Champions Bruins come to the UC. Chara and the Bruins and Towes and the Hawks are going to battle it out. Going to be a fun game.