Blackhawks Déjà Vu
By Todd McClamroch in News on Oct 12, 2007 10:26PM
The Blackhawks are three games into their 2007-2008 NHL Campaign, and so far it looks like it could be another tough year for hockey fans here in Chicago. They've yet to find a way to sound the horn on power plays--hell, they've have had trouble scoring at all, with just four goals in three games, none while having the man advantage. No surprise though as the Hawks have been the worst in the NHL on power plays for a few years now. Plus they've been hit early with the injury stick: Martin Havlat has missed the last two games with a right shoulder injury, and the five doctors who've examined him will decide via conference call if he needs surgery.
The Blackhawks' lone win came in a shootout against the Detroit Red Wings. They face-off with the Red Wings again tonight in Detroit before returning home for a three-game home stand on Saturday (Stars), Wednesday 10/17 (Blues) and Friday 10/19 (Avalanche).
Amid the bad news, there have been a few bright spots, like rookie Jonathan Toews scoring a goal Wednesday night on his very first shot in his NHL debut, or David Koci beating on Derek "The Boogeyman" Boogaard on opening night.