Blackhawks’ (Lack Of) Penalty Kill Costs Them Game To Dallas

January 5th, 2011 by Andy Miller Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks could really learn from that old acronym, K.I.S.S.—Keep It Simple, Stupid. 

What's so simple about why the Blackhawks can't string together wins right now? Their penalty killing unit is the laughingstock of the National Hockey League. And Wednesday night just solidified that the Blackhawks lack the right combination to kill penalties.

The Chicago Blackhawks welcomed in the Dallas Stars after arriving back from their two-game road trip to California. The Madhouse on Madison was rocking as usual at the beginning of the game. However, the United Center's 125th consecutive sellout crowd was silenced just 2:40 into the game, as their team gave up yet another power play goal. 

Not five minutes later, Dallas struck on the man-advantage again, and Dallas seemed to be in control. 

Midway through the second frame, Fernando Pisani brought some life back to the UC with a wrist shot from the blue line that hit Lehtonen's glove and trickled in. Shortly thereafter, Kopecky drew the Hawks even at two apiece and the Blackhawks owned the momentum shift heading into the locker room as the second period dr ...

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