Penalty killing continues to woe the Hawks as they fell 4-3 at Minnesota, snapping a six game win streak, allowing two goals to Minnesota’s power play.
The hawks battled back from a 2 goal deficit, the first coming from Jeremy Morin, a prospect called up for the third time to replace the injured Shaw and Handzus, late in the second period. His first goal of the season which came on an assist from fellow call up Joakim Nordstrom, as well as super star Patrick Kane.
Brandon Saad scored in the first minute of the third period on an unassisted wrist shot to tie things up, and Marian Hossa followed with the go-ahead goal at the 6:35 mark of the third period.
Unfortunately for the Hawks; however, their power play woes continued and Minnesota evened up the game a few minutes later on the power play, their second power play goal of the year, and scored the game winner with just 1:48 left in the game.
Chicago only landed 6 hits the entire game, a number uncharacteristically low for the Hawks.
Coach Q said in his post game press conference that Crawford has to play better. A big statement from the coach about his goalie who probably should have won the Conn Smythe trophy in last years playoff.
Now, it’s on to Anaheim tomorrow night.