The Morning After: 'Hawks Return Spoiled
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 3, 2010 4:00PM
Isles Cruise Past 'Hawks
There may be four medal winners on the Blackhawks' roster, but there were no winners last night as the New York Islanders cruised to a 5-3 victory in the post-Olympics return to the ice for both teams. Brian Campbell opened the scoring to give the 'Hawks a 1-0 lead and Patrick Kane scored on a power-play to give them a 2-1 edge going into the first intermission. But that's where the 'Hawks' edge would end: the Isles scored four straight goals in the second period, enough to see Antti Niemi pulled in favor of Huet in goal. Dustin Byfuglien managed a late power-play goal in the third, but it was too little, too late. The 'Hawks hope their home return tonight against Edmonton will give them more of a bounce (7:30 p.m., CSN).
' shot at making the NCAA tournament has gone down in flames as after last night's 73-57 loss to No. 7 Ohio St., the Illini have lost four of their last five games. Demetri McCamey led the Illini with 18 points.