Cristobal Huet Leaves the Blackhawks Seeing Stars In Dallas

December 29th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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Does Dallas have Cristobal Huet’s number?

Coach Joel Quenneville pulled Huet less than two minutes into the second period after he had allowed four goals on Dallas’ first 10 shots. Oddly enough, the last time the Blackhawks played Dallas on Oct. 17 was when the bandwagon to bench Huet reached it’s fullest. In that game, Huet allowed four ugly goals, including one that hit off a loose section of glass in the corner and bounced into the net past a seemingly uninterested Huet.

After a breakout week in which he posted consecutive shutouts, Huet hasn’t looked much like a star. Since shutting out Detroit on Dec. 20, Huet has allowed eight goals on 50 shots, with Tuesday night’s early exit being the latest troubling outing from the Hawks’ goaltender.

Antti Niemi relieved Huet and performed admirably, though he took the loss. He allowed just one goal on 14 shots, but it was the game winning goal to Steve Ott on an early third period power play that ended up being the difference. The goal was Ott’s second of t ...

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