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From where I sit, the goals allowed were off brain farts. First one, Fontaine is under pressure along the wall and inexplicably passes right into the slot and onto the stick of Mike Davies who gets an easy goal.
The second was a shorty that goes through Genoway's feet, Hackett sends a nice big rebound out from the save where Schroeder is waiting to swoop in and bury it. Where was the rest of the team on that one?
On a positive note, Genoway has 3 goals in his last 4 games, after having only 2 all the rest of the season. Whatever voodoo you're doing there, Geno, keep it up.
The boys are hanging in Chi-town for a couple more days before heading to Grand Rapids (probably a wise idea) for Friday and Saturday games. Here's hoping they're able to stay reasonably focused in the Windy City *cough*MattHacketttweetingat3amlastnight*cough*.
Speaking of Hackett, and I say this with all due respect for what he's accomplished in his young career, but WTH is up with him playing every single game? Look, I know what Torch said about wanting him to be prepared to carry the heavy playoff load, but I don't buy it.
Last time I saw a goalie inexplicably getting ice time he hasn't particularly been earning was before Khudobin was traded. And, like that instance, the NHL trade deadline is ~20 days away.
My husband is a big Judge Judy fan and she often says, "If it's doesn't make sense, it's not true."
So, while I don't know what's really going on, what IS going on and the explanations for it don't make sense and I'm officially calling shenanigans, for what little that's worth.
This is a developmental league and when one of your bright young goaltenders is getting splinters in his ass while the other is obviously struggling to get his game on track, it's not right. Something's gotta give here.
Aaaaaanyway... How about some pictures!!
Our camera-toting correspondent, Chris "Dawg" Jerina, has some nice ones from the game yesterday.
|Wait, what are "shenanigans"?|
|Oh, my underutilized puck moving goalie... #FreeKuemps!|
|Genoway's awesome celly after his goal|
|My new favorite, CJ Stretch, trying to jam one home past the pads of Eddie Lack|
|Sweet Broda hip check|
For more in this set, check them out here.