Morning Box Score: Turnovers Plague Blackhawks In Detroit
Turnovers and sloppy play resulted in a Blackhawks loss against Detroit Friday night. While the Hawks's effort wasn't disastrous enough to be described as truly Bears-like, there were, as coach Joel Quenneville said, plays that "the purists of hockey wouldn't tolerate." Such play included, but was unfortunately not limited to, when Kris Versteeg made an ill-advised pass that the Red Wings turned into the first goal of the game. Not only that, but the Hawks shot themselves in the foot by thwarting their own power plays through penalties, getting outshot by the Red Wings, and allowing two goals to be scored by the Red Wings in 70 seconds. Fortunately, Patrick Kane was able to put one on the board, but, otherwise, this was a bummer of a loss. The Hawks have a chance to redeem themselves tomorrow against the Dallas Stars.