Catch Detroit? First things first

Catch Detroit? First things first

Posted by TimS on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:55
There was no real news coming out of Friday's morning skate. The Blackhawks will stick with the same lineup against Carolina. A few guys sat out the skate, but it's March and that's going to happen with more regularity so I won't waste time talking about it. Corey Crawford starts in goal, in case anyone even needed to ask. The news is when Crawford doesn't start. The Hawks play back-to-back games tonight and Saturday (at Toronto), and again on Tuesday and Wednesday (at Florida and Tampa Bay). Coach Joel Quenneville responded with a "we'll see" when asked about his goalie plans, which is pretty much his way of saying Crawford plays every night. The Hawks go into tonight's game against the Hurricanes still fourth in the Western Conference. Their goal is to stay there even though they have an outside chance to catch Detroit and win the Central Division. The Hawks are 9 points behind the Red Wings with three games still to play against them. "I think that’s a little too far out for us,” Quenneville said. “A playoff spot is what we want to do. Home ice would a great achievement and I think that’s kind of the shorter term goal that we’re looking at right now.”
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