Hawks fall 4-1 to Wings

Turnovers, Turnovers, Turnovers everyone loves right? Unless they are apple ones and in hockey they are a cardinal sin. The Hawks were guilty and gave the Red Wings three goals off of turnovers by various Hawks.

Poor decisions, Ill advised passes and very bad puck management all of which the Hawks were guilty of and were ultimately the downfall of the Hawks in this game. The coaches can’t be happy with this performance and even more disturbing is a trend of bad habits, inconsistency, uncharacteristic sloppy mistakes and maybe a lack of accountability.

The Wings that cashed in on Hawks generosity with puck turnovers in their own zone were Luke Glendening, Tomas Tartar & Johan Franzen.

The lone Hawks tally was a power play goal by Patrick Kane getting the help from Toews and Seabrook for the lone Hawks tally of the night.

The other Wings goal was an empty netter by Brenden Smith for a final 4-1 Wings home win.

Coach Quenneville and the staff need to put on their Psychologists caps on; this team flat out looks bored, dull and uninspired. We know they want a rematch with the Kings in the spring but unfortunately all of this is necessary to get through first otherwise there won’t be a rematch come spring.

The second period so far this year has been horrendous for the Hawks, whether it is the long change or lack of focus or feeling comfortable after one period the teams collectively seems to take the period off which you can’t do against good teams. Once again the masters schooled the apprentices.  The Wings controlled the game after the first period and dominated even in the shots on goal department.

Before this team heads out for the road trip they need to turn the ship around.  Maybe the road will bring about some team bonding and accountability. Luckily for the Hawks they are back in action on Sunday against a good divisional opponent.

Three Stars of the game:

1.     L. Glendening

2      J. Howard

3.     C. Crawford

Next game Sunday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m. CDT vs the Dallas Stars. Tune in to WGN TV Chicago; or listen via radio on WGN AM720.

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