A Wild, Weird Weekend Of Fail For The Good Team
Is Good Huet-Bad Huet the new Good Rex-Bad Rex?
Things That Happened To The 'Hawks This Weekend
I hate pin the blame on Huet - because he really has been solid since since a rough first month - but it appears he's mostly responsible for this one. Sez Fifth Feather:
Giving up a lead like that is a group effort, indeed. But, four goals on seven third period shots and no real scoring chances calls one person in particular into question: Cristobal Huet. He saw only 12 shots during the first two periods - surrendering a goal on a nice play by Martin Havlat - but was unable to keep the pace in the third.If you're wondering, yes: this is another reason to hate Minnesota.
So the 'Hawks turned to backup goalie sensation Antti Niemi last night against the Ducks, but even he couldn't right the ship. As noted above, the 'Hawks peppered Anaheim with shots, but could only get one through. It's unusual, considering the 'Hawks had scored three or more goals in the previous ten games. Then again, if I learned one thing from my youth, it's don't mess with Goldberg.
Still, our Blackhawks remain No. 1 in ESPN's power rankings this week, so it can't be all bad.
If we can't trust power rankings, who can we trust, America?