Chicago Blackhawks: It’s Time To Stop Overlooking Opponents

November 3rd, 2010 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
The Chicago Blackhawks have two days to search for the motivation to rebound from a recent run of inconsistent and uninspired play.

This weekend might be a good place to start.

The Hawks found themselves with a definite lack of urgency for the second home game in a row on the way to a frustrating 5-3 loss to a New Jersey club that was ripe for the picking at the end of their own disappointing road trip.  Instead, the Devils got the two points despite losing Martin Brodeur in the second period.

After being embarrassed by Edmonton Friday night, one would have thought that no team would be overlooked by the Blackhawks.  Wrong.

Chicago spotted their guests a 2-0 before deciding it was time to get to work, tying the contest with some hard play from the bottom six forwards, along with the second power-play unit.  Brian Campbell got things going with a big second period hit, and Jake Dowell threw some hands and centered the third line, who managed the Hawks late third-period goal.

Chicago is limping into the weekend having gone 2-5 in their last seven games.  Awaiting them is a trip to Atlanta and a ...

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