Bolland helps Hawks avoid the Broom
I have been saying it for weeks, just wait till the Hawks get Dave Bolland back. Some people said he wouldn't make that big of a difference. HAHA I told you so. Bolland is back and made his presence known immediately. He had 1 goal and 3 assists while also shutting down the Sedin sisters as the Hawks won 7-2 and avoided an embarrassing sweep at the hand of the Canucks.
By the way Corey Crawford has now beaten the Canucks twice and he has only allowed 3 goals in those two games while the Hawks have scored 14 goals. Hopefully this is a trend the Hawks can keep up.
Coach Q got Bolland and Bickell back but were missing defenseman Brent Seabrook who was out with an upper body injury. Seabrook suffered the injury at the hands of Raffi Torres who was not suspended for his dirty hit.
The Hawks stars finally may have woken up on Tuesday as Patrick Sharp scored 2 goals while Kaner tallied 2 assists. Toews and Hossa finally got their first points of the series with each assisting a Patrick Sharp goal.
In the first 2 periods there were a total of 4 penalties with each side having 2. In the third period alone there were over 4 times that many. 18 total penalties in the final period. Almost 100 penalty minutes in a single game. Vancouver had 59 while the Hawks had only 37. Here is the best stat of the game, John Scott played a total of 8 minutes and 28 seconds but had 20 penalty minutes as he picked up two 10 minute misconduct penalties.
Hopefully the Hawks will get Brent Seabrook back for Thursday's game. I would expect to still see John Scott suit up for the game probably on the 4th line. Game 5 is Thursday at 9 Pm central. Can the Hawks force a trip back to Chicago for game 6? Only 3 teams in NHL history have come back from a 0-3 deficit, could they become the 4th? Maybe