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The Blackhawks beat the Canucks by a wide margin.

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VANCOUVER, BC — There’s one stat more notable than the final score in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Canucks in the Blackhawks.

It was that the Hawks scored only five shots on goal with even strength.

The mark is the lowest of any NHL team since the Stars registered 4 on January 30, 2021, nearly two years ago and the lowest for the Hawks since at least 2007. This is not what the data show.

Overall, the Hawks were ahead 48-14, allowing former goaltender Colin Delia (now the Canucks) to win the revenge game despite a .857 save percentage. On the other side of the ice, Petr Murazek kept the Hawks alive for a long time, finishing with 43 saves, but even he eventually succumbed to the constant wave of pressure.

“We got into the penalty box too early. It gives the other team momentum…and we don’t,” said coach Luke Richardson. “Some players don’t even touch the puck in the first 10 minutes of the first period.

“After that you have to play simple. I don’t know if we played simple. No. I don’t think we attacked their net as much as it really should have been.”

The Hawks managed to lead 1-0 and 2-1 thanks to soft goals from Patrick Kane and Sam Lafferty, then went 3-2 in the third period when Max Domi fed Andreas Attanasiu with a two-on. Created a rare golden opportunity to lead. -1.

However, the puck jumped over Attanasiu’s stick, the Canucks fought back, and Dakota Joshua rammed the loose puck into the crease to give the hosts a permanent advantage. After 34 seconds he doubled.

“[We] I felt like I had no legs tonight and was a little sloppy on the ice,” said Seth Jones. “If it weren’t for [Mrazek]it could have gotten really out of hand.

“They need to do a better job of collecting packs, like they did. They were taking bad angle shots. rice field. [That was] It was hard to get the goalkeeper to make saves, turn around to find the puck, or try to break it. ”

Outside of Kane and Lafferty, Jason Dickinson, Philip Krashev and Conor Murphy were the only other Hawks to score shots during even-strength play. It would be hard to believe if I hadn’t won by a combined margin of 53-31.

After taking 6 of 7, it looks like this awful version of the Hawks team built to last is back. But with that being said, the Canucks’ victory hardly solves a pile of their own problems.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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