Blackhawks-Capitals: Chicago Blows Another Lead, Loses Brian Campbell

March 14th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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The Chicago Blackhawks hosted the league-leading Washington Capitals on Sunday just 20 hours after a devastating  loss in Philadelphia.

How the team responded to the loss on the ice in such a short turnaround could have been a strong indication of how the final three weeks of the season could turn out.

Then the Hawks threw everyone a curveball: both Kim Johnsson and Marian Hossa were scratches on Sunday with upper-body injuries.

Johnsson didn’t play in the last 13 minutes on Saturday, but Hossa was on the ice in the final four seconds when the game was lost. Their status moving forward has been labeled day-to-day, but both will make the trip with the team this week.

Then Alexander Ovechkin threw Brian Campbell into the boards , a “tough hit… a dangerous hit” as coach Joel Quenneville described it after the game. Ovechkin received a five-minute boarding penalty and a game misconduct for the play, which drew the fire out of Mike Milbury on NBC between periods.

Milbury, of course, needs to publicly defend Ovechkin after calling the Russians “E ...

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