The Blackhawks could have made some efforts like this when they were still in the playoff hunt.
His week of very little, too late continued a 6-1 streak of the Stars on Friday, and they have the opportunity to annoy another of their favorite opponents in the season finale on Saturday in Nashville.
"It would have been nice to have these games from the beginning, but we can not do anything about it now." Patrick Kane He said. "We're in this situation, so come, give it our best, especially in front of our local fans here, we did a great job in the last two games and we hope it gave them something to think about and be proud of. "
The Hawks manipulated the Stars in one of the most complete performances they had in the final straight. The stars sat extreme Jamie Benn and goalkeeper Ben Bishop, but it was still an impressive victory.
Corey Crawford stopped 9 of 9 shots and then came out in the second period. | Matt Marton / AP
Kane put the Hawks up 1-0 at the end of the first period. He added another goal with four minutes remaining.
Kane's goals drove him two of his personal record of 46 and raised his point total, which was already his career high, to 109.
For the moment Chris Kunitz scored to make it 3-0 midway through the second period, the Hawks had a 22-14 lead on the shots on goal.
Kunitz scored his fifth goal of the season, and defense. Slater Koekkoek He scored his first goal since he was acquired in an exchange in January.
"I would like him to come in a more meaningful game, but he felt good," Koekkoek said. "The fans are sick here."
Dominik Kahun Y Dylan Strome He also scored for the Hawks. Strome's goal gave the team five players with at least 20, although three of them came with the Coyotes before being traded in November.
Goalkeeper Hawks Corey Crawford He suffered a groin injury in the second period and the rest of the game was lost. He stopped his nine shots before being replaced by Cam Ward, who saved 25 out of 26.
Coach Jeremy Colliton He said the team does not believe Crawford's injury is serious and added that he wanted to end the game. He will not travel to Nashville, and finished the season with a saving percentage of .908 and 2.77 goals against the average.
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Fights happen in hockey, but they face the ex-Hawk. Dustin Byfuglien It can be dangerous to one's health.
Yes Drake Caggiula He did not know that before, he certainly did after Byfuglien, now with the Jets, got angry this week.
"I was not looking for a fight," Caggiula said. "He's a big boy, so that's one of those guys I'm not trying to fight with." It's part of the game, and the way I play sometimes happens. "
Byfuglien is 6-5, 260 pounds, and Caggiula enters with a modest 5-10, 176 pounds.