Call it revenge, call it payback beyotch, I don't care, you pick. The Hawks were able to avenge their 6-2 loss to the Canucklheads ten days ago, as they came into Vancouver and beat the em last night 5-1. The Hawks played a very disciplined game, got timely scoring and strong goaltending to skate to victory over the Canucks in front of a stunned, towel waving, early leaving Rogers Center crowd. I never understood leaving a game early regardless of score, true Hockey fans stay until the end... regardless. This was not a perfect game by the Hawks as they played a bit chippy and sloppy in the beginning of the first and second periods but a "W" is a "W". Last night the power play scored two more goals and since Coach Q's changes, both units appear to be clicking. The Hawks have now scored power play goals in the last four games. Last night's victory was provided a great start to the Circus trip, let's keep it going boys by putting out the Flames Friday night!
Odds and Ends:
- Michael Frolik never returned after sliding awkwardly into the boards late in the third period.
- Remember when the power play sucked?
- As previously noted, Hawks placed winger Rostislav Olesz on waivers Wednesday freeing up approximately $3MM in cap space. Rumor now has it that Ben Smith, who was among the last cuts of training camp, would be joining the Hawks.