Gist on Ice: Blackhawk Playoffs Game 5: Hawks 5 Flames1

April 25, 2009 | Comments (0) | by Arcturus

Now that's what I'm talking about! After being embarrassed two games in a row in Calgary, the Hawks came out of the gate strong tonight, scoring 3 goals in the opening period. Brent Seabrook got things rolling, scoring just over 9 minutes in to the first, followed in short order by Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg. The Blackhawks would continue to roll in the second period, answering a Dustin Boyd Calgary goal with tallies from Andrew Ladd and Cam Barker.

Tempers boiled over in the 3rd as Ben Eager beat the crap out of Flame Adam Pardy. Both were sent off the ice, given five minutes for fighting. Lesson: Don't Fuck With Ben Eager. The Hawks would later deliver an awesome penalty kill as Brouwer and Bolland would get sent off for successive penalties. The penalty kill was up to the task and the Boulin Wall rebounded from a tough Game 4 to record 19 saves in 20 chances. The series resumes in Calgary on Monday. Hopefully, the Blackhawks get the series win in the Land of the Great White North. Pretty sweet, eh?