The Morning After: Blackhawks End Skid
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 19, 2010 3:00PM
Blackhawks Shutout Kings
It's been a rough week for the Blackhawks: they've lost three games in a row and had two defensemen knocked out of games by some shady hits. And while they're now without Campbell until at least the second round of the playoffs and there's still no word on Seabrook's condition, the 'Hawks did manage to end the losing streak with a 3-0 win over the LA Kings. After a scoreless first, Troy Brouwer delivered the first goal of the game to put Chicago up 1-0. Early in the third, Tomas Kopecky scored from far out on the left wing side to give the 'Hawks a 2-0 lead and a little over three minutes later would put in a rebound for his second goal of the game. The 'Hawks overwhelmed the Kings, outshooting them 37-17; Antti Niemi had the shutout win in goal. Chicago has one more game on the road trip, Saturday night in Phoenix (8 p.m., CSN).
It was a wild first day to the NCAA men's basketball tournament with five double-digit seeds winning their games, the most since 1991 when six double-digit seeds won. And the first of yesterday's run of upsets belonged to the South bracket's No. 11 Old Dominion who upset No. 6 Notre Dame 51-50. The Irish led by six at the half but could never pull away from ODU. The Irish were sunk by poor shooting down the stretch, including a six minute scoreless streak late. Notre Dame finishes the year 23-12.
The Cubs' bullpen got roughed up in a 7-3 loss to the Dodgers while the Sox enjoyed their day off.