CIII3. Blackhawks 46-21-5 (107 points, 3rd in Conference III) vs. WC1. Wild (43-27-12, 98 points, 4th in Conference III)
Season Series— Wild 3-1-1
Leaders— Blackhawks: Duncan Keith (2G, 5A, 7 Points), Jonathan Toews (3G, 4A, 7 Points, 3 GWG), Patrick Kane (3G); Wild: Zach Parise (3G, 7A, 10 Points), Charlie Coyle (3G), Clayton Stoner (20 PIMs)
Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (4-2, .935, 1.98); Wild: Ilya Bryzgalof (1-2, .826, 4.25)
CIII2. Blues 52-23-7 (111 points, 2nd in Conference III) vs. CIII3. Blackhawks (46-21-15, 107 points, 3rd in Conference III)
Season Series— Blues 3-2
Leaders— Blues: Alexander Steen (33G, 29A, 62 Points, 9 GWG), Alex Pietrangelo (43A), David Backes (10 PPG); Blackhawks: Patrick Sharp (34G, 44A, 78 Points, 10 PPG), Patrick Kane (10 PPG, 6 GWG), Ben Smith (15.6% shooting)
Probable Goalies: Blues: Ryan Miller (25-30-4, .918, 2.64); Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (32-16-12, .917, 2.26)
Greetings, [confrères], and welcome to another week of [Redacted]. I’m going to pretend most of this past week never happened. Start over. Press the reset button. Rage quit. Maybe even black out to forget. Instead of revisiting the past week, we’re going to spend this week looking ahead. The future hasn’t happened yet (something Boring Sean Monahan may have already said at some point) and therefore offers me the hope missing from the past week. Let’s get this over with…
Tonight, in a Sunday special, the Conference III Belt is on the line as Nashville travels to Chicago as the Predators try to become the third member of the three-Belt club along with the Blackhawks and Blues.
This is the third time Nashville and Chicago have met for the Belt, with each team winning once, bookending a Nashville title run.
Let’s see how they stack up!
And for the first time, the Crown of Fecal Matter will go to the loser of a Belt match.
Can St. Louis hold the belt? Can Chicago shed the hat?
Every Friday bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D; like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.
Every Friday (except this week obviously), bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D, updated anew this week, and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.