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I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin

ok. I pulled the save percentages for the opposing goalies that have faced the blackhawks and won in the month of march. I don't know where I'm going with this, but I'll give it a shot. I guess I'm trying to prove the d and the goalies arent the only ones to blame.

isle-roloson-44 shots, 41 saves (game sv pct .932 /season sv pct  .910/career sv pct .910)

scum-howard-32,28(.875/.926/.924)

philly-leighton-41,39(.951/.905/.902)

ovechkins team-theodore-23,20(.870/.910/.908)

disney-hiller-41,39(.951/.917/.919)

yotes-bryzgalov-38,34(.895/.921/.914)

BJs-mason-41,38(.927/.898/.907)

BJs-mason-35,33(.942/.898/.907)

total-295 shots-272 saves (.922 sv pct)

there's only 6 goalies in the league that have a save pct. higher overall than the hawks have gotten goosed with this month, miller, rask (in only 39 games), vokoun, howard, nabokov and halak.

The hawks have 241 goals in 74 games, 3.3 goals per game. in those losses, they've averaged less than 3 per game in this month. I suppose all else I can say is that just judging by the 40+ shot performances, you would expect more than 2 or 3 goals. Of course, I didn't consider blocked shots or shots that missed the goal area altoghter. It is rather obvious that in the (not so overwhelming) majority of the games, the hawks faced goaltenders that played far and above their season and career averages.

now, I'm not saying, I'm just saying, but I doubt any offensive woes can keep up this slump. a better offense most of the time will equal better defense. water returning to its level, right? the bounces that put pucks on sticks and in the back of the net will surely return. we can't face a goalie standing on his head every game, even in the playoffs. i may just be eternally optimistic too.

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