The Chicago Blackhawks put up a tough fight, but the Calgary
Flames just played a great game. It didn’t
help the Blackhawks that the majority of the crowd was rooting against
them. After three games, the record
stands at 2-1, in Chicago’s favor. It was
obvious that the Flames came out at the start of this game, determined not to
fall behind three games, but in the final period, once Calgary put in their fourth
and final goal, the Blackhawks began playing like animals, relentless to try
and even up the score.
Patrick Sharp started this game off to a great start for the
Blackhawks, putting a goal in the first two minutes of play. A couple of minutes later, Calgary tied up
the score. The score remained 1-1 until
the last few minutes of the second period when the Flames added another goal. Only 1:18 into the third period, Calgary
widened the gap even further.
Unfortunately, the scoring wasn’t over yet; the Flames put their final
goal in several minutes later.
It was at this point that the Blackhawks came out extremely
pumped. They began fighting frantically
for the puck, taking as many shots as they could get off. Marty Havlat, Chicago’s savior from the first
game, smashed one more into the back of the net, but it wasn’t enough to save the
game. The Blackhawks lost 2-4 to the Flames.
The Blackhawks had no trouble taking shots on the Calgary
goalkeeper, managing to shoot 38 times.
However, they just couldn’t seem to get them in. Despite letting four goals in, Nikolai
Khabibulin did a great job guarding the net.
He saved 24 shots, and the four he let in were great shots by the
The Chicago Blackhawks will play their fourth playoff game
against the Calgary Flames this Wednesday, April 22 at 9:00 Central Time. This will be the last game in Canada before
returning to Chicago again.
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