Hawks lose an ugly one in OT to the Red Wings, giving them a 2-0 lead in the series. The Hawks outplayed the Red Wings every step of the way, but just couldn't get the results. The Red Wings, on ther other hand, took advantage of a Brian Campbell fuckup to get a 3-1 matchup and an easy goal. Khabibulin may be one heck of a goalie, but he just didn't have his best stuff.
It seems our go-to plan to be competitive is to give Kane the puck and let him find ways to work Toews into the excitement. Let's push for a big Hawks comeback in game three, because we need it.
The White Sox actually won a game (first in five straight losses), which means only one thing:
"DING DONG! NORMAL GUY IN THE HOUSE!"
That's right motherfuckers - Brian Anderson is back! Even though Anderson did little to spark the offense with a 0-4 performance, he did play two pivotal roles in the victory. One, he kept Brent "I'm Just a Pinch Runner for Chrissake" Lillibridge out of the lineup. Two, he actually played Center Field, something that this team has been missing since he went on the DL. Buerhle pitched a great game, and the offense seemed to be content with a non-Quentin lineup. I'm OK with this for now.
Joel Pineiro? Really? Isn't this the same guy who had 5 ER against the shit-laden Pirates lineup last week? The Cubs and their 11 kajillion dollar team should be able to put a dent in this guy, but alas, they get 3-hit as Pineiro cruises to a complete game shutout...and lowers his ERA a full .75 in the process.
Not much to report here, otherwise - the Cubs squandered their best chance when Soriano got picked off, and while Lilly didn't pitch as well as Pineiro, he wasn't bad either. Hey, at least Kevin Gregg worked a scoreless inning - there's a first time for everything right?