On Saturday night, the ChicagoáBlackhawks were without two of their best players, Brent Seabrook and Jonathan Toews. It didnÆt matter. They were playing the Nashville Predators, who are a bad hockey team. Sure, the HawksÆ entire lineup was different because of the two key missing players, but the same team that took Vancouver for granted on Wednesday was dangerously close to making the same mistake just three days later. The Hawks skated 20 boring, mediocre minutes to start the game, and allowed Nashville to get 10 shots on Cristobal Huet. Huet was up to the task in the first period, though. After one period of emotionless hockey, the scoreboard needed a cup of coffee to go with its two doughnuts. The second period began with the same empty hockey from the Hawks. Chicago was dominating ...
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