Two Hall of Fame goaltenders in this photo. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune)

So, this game is getting the recap it deserves. This was the sort of game where the Blackhawks give up 6 goals to a team that shuns offense. It was almost like Corey Crawford and Ray Emery decided to have a contest seeing who could suck the worst. Somehow, Brendan Morrison found a way to top them both.

This was a game the ‘Hawks just have to forget about and move on from. They have played very good hockey the last two weeks and its not like this game broke their backs, although pulling even with the Predators would have been awful sweet.

The ‘Hawks had a chance  midway through the 1st period where Johnny Oduya was stoned cold by Pekka Rinne and they didn’t do a damn thing the rest of the evening. The Predators had goals from Matt Halischuck, The Other Kostitsyn, Patric Hornqvist, Francis Bouillon, Shea Weber and Mike Fisher. Crawford was pulled after the 4th Predator goal. Pekka Rinne was spectacular – per usual.

Viktor Stalberg scored a goal after the ‘Hawks went down 4-0, preserving a short strand of dignity for the ‘Hawks. Hilariously, Weber put the Predators back up by 4 less than a minute later. It was that kind of night on Madison St.

This game was terrible and got progressively worse as the game went on. If you decided to switch to ‘Mad Men’ or ‘Luck’ at some point we won’t hold it against you – this time.

Quick thoughts:

♦ Sort of bummed I missed Ed Belfour Heritage Night. It’s a shame the ‘Hawks held it on a night where the game wasn’t on Comcast. Many Eddie fans missed the proceedings tonight from their own home.

♦ The best thing about that fucking game was the Brandon Bollig - Jordin Tootoo fight. Bollig destroyed Tootoo with a flurry of lefts – knocking the bastard out for the rest of the game.

♦ But seriously, Oduya got fucking robbed by Rinne on that chance in the 1st. Can’t help but think the game would have gone differently had that one gone in.

♦ Morrison was a team worst -3 on the night. He was at fault on the 1st goal, giving the puck away and then losing a battle behind the ‘Hawks net and then did that thing where he basically just disappears for the rest of the night. Well he didn’t totally disappear, he did noticeably lose the face-off on the Weber goal. What I’m trying to say is that Brendan Morrison is useless and he sucks and I don’t like him.

Brent Seabrook led the Blackhawks with 24:44 seconds of ice-time and redirected several goals into the ‘Hawks net past our hapless goaltenders. Oduya was just 16 seconds behind.

♦ Nice screen in front of Rinne by Andrew Shaw on the throwaway Stalberg goal. That’s all I got.

♦ The ‘Hawks are in trouble if they ever need to turn to the Dylan Olsen-Sean O’Donnell pairing during the playoffs.

♦ Crawford and Emery: May God have mercy on all of our souls. Razor was bad and Crow was worse. I know there were deflections, but come the fuck on.

♦  Parise, Kovy and the Devils on Tuesday. We don’t see enough of New Jersey.