Sometimes, it's not your night. Apparently, these nights happen for the Hawks when Matt and I decide to watch the game at a bar (thus the obvious delay in the wrap today). It was ugly from start to finish, and there's not much else to say.
Huet didn't have much of a chance on any of the three he let up, and I think it was more of a case of Q trying to spark the team in the 2nd by putting in Khabby. Didn't take. I guess we knew once Matt panned Sundin in the preview, he would come back to bite us. Even our repeated chanting of "A 5-goal lead is the most dangerous lead in hockey," didn't curse the "Nucks.
So we won't go undefeated vs. Canada this season. A win against a woeful Atlanta team and finally playing the Blues like they're the Blues will result in a 6-2 road trip, which any of us would have taken. I could do the usual post-game wrap here, but do you want to talk about it any more? Didn't think so.
UPDATE: This is Matthew writing now - I just wanted to say that this loss was particularly disappointing because I was really hoping not only for the Hawks to possibly sweep yet another season series.. but to sweep an entire fucking country. Perhaps that's greedy of me but I'm still not used to the whole "Hawks are actually quite good" thing yet so I want the most out of it.
Also - want to know what the two writers of this site talk about when watching a game togheter? Well for a shitty display like this the focus was mainly on which member of the Blackhawks could do the most punishment to us in a night of drinking. The conclussion was that Burish, Wiz and Foley would leave us blacked out and stumbling. It wouldn't be pretty. However, we did decide that we could both annihilate Kane at least for the next few years.
So it goes...