Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Back to normal
Between the Bulls returning to their choketastic ways to the Blackhawks getting lit up by Calgary, there wasn't much to write home about.
The Bulls had the ball with a five-point lead with less than 1:30 remaining in the 4th quarter - you know, burn the clock and take clear shots. Instead, the Bulls went for a lousy three, didn't get the board, and didn't stop Paul Pierce from making it rain on us. Instead of winning, the Bulls would up scrambling to tie the game with less than 30 seconds remaining. Finally, a well placed jumper sank us. Really, our defense was lousy - lots of awesome looking blocks, but no coverage on the plays that truly matter. Rose and Gordon can bring the heat on offense, but it's only half a game. We pissed this one away.
As for the Blackhawks, I can't really get too upset - Calgary has a really shitty track record against us, and there's no reason we shouldn't bounce back to take the series. That said, who gives up four unanswered goals to Calgary!? Likewise, Kiprusoff is NOT some kind of superhuman goalie. If he saved 36/38 shots, we're taking lousy shots. I didn't actually watch the game because I was moping about the Bulls, but you get the idea.