Since When do Ovetime Losses Count as Something?


I simply don’t understand the hype behind a point streak. Why are we excited about 21 wins in regulation and 3 overtime points? Also no offense but because of the short season have the Blackhawks played any powerhouses, any Eastern Conference teams? Uhhh no they haven’t. Now don’t get me wrong the Blackhawks certainly got something going, but really we’re excited about this? I don’t if your team loses three of its six shootouts if it should really be receiving the hype they are; in general they had to take the game to six shoot outs! I think I’ll have to wait and see them play a legitimate team before I’m going to decide that the Blackhawks are the best team in the league. Seriously one more request, can we stop comparing the Blackhawks point streak to the old Chicago Bulls streak or the Heats streak without comparing the pros and cons of the situations. I mean sure the Heat have played unimpressive teams during their streak but they also didn’t have to take any of their games to overtime…just saying. Seriously the NHL needs to change this, why should you get a point for going into overtime? After losing a shoot out why should you be able to walk away and say, well I still got a point and there’s still nothing in the loss column.

On another note, congratulations Blackhawks you were behind several times, you were tired (though this is a lame excuse as it’s a sport of course your tired. Can we also stop using this as a way to compare teams?), and you were missing some key players and went you were able to pull off a win. Best play of the game was when Toews scored a highlight-reel, short-handed goal early in the third period, beating two Avalanche players to tie the score at 2. Ray Emery made 20 saves for the Blackhawks to improve to 10-0. Varlamov finished with 29 stops. Also congratulations to Carcillo for his game-winning goal which was his first goal since returning from a knee injury on Feb. 22.

I’d hate to jinx the Blackhawks, but your luck’s going to run out sooner or later and I’m predicting a loss to the Anaheim Ducks.


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