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Joel Quenneville not pleased with Blackhawks' effort in loss to Red Wings: 'That was tough to watch'

Joel Quenneville not pleased with Blackhawks' effort in loss to Red Wings: 'That was tough to watch'

The Blackhawks looked like a team who thought they were on a bye week already, getting shut out on home ice with a six-day break ahead of them.

Joel Quenneville called it like it was following the Blackhawks' 4-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon at the United Center.

"That was tough to watch," Quenneville said after the game. "Use the word brutal, that may be complimentary, out to lunch, use them all. But that wasn’t good enough. Nowhere near good enough."

The Red Wings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Blackhawks couldn't get anything going offensively.

"You gotta be ready to play, have to start on time," Quenneville said. "We gave them two goals, terrible coverage and not enough pace to start a game. One team showed up, another team didn’t."

Entering Sunday, the Blackhawks had won three of their last four games.

The Blackhawks start the bye week with a 22-17-6 record and 50 points, and one point out of a wild card spot. Only the Colorado Avalanche (49 points) rank below them in the Central Division.

So what's Quenneville's message when the Blackhawks resume play again on Saturday — and for the remainder of the season?

"We’re going to need everyone going all out every single night to have a chance," Quenneville said.

See what else the coach had to say about the team's loss in the video above.

Jeff Glass stands tall in Blackhawks' win over Jets

Jeff Glass stands tall in Blackhawks' win over Jets

Now that's what you call a goalie win.

Jeff Glass earned every bit of the Blackhawks' 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night, recording 31 saves at the United Center.

Glass came up large a numerous amount of times, stopping Jets' Kyle Connor on a breakaway, Mathieu Perreault point-blank, and had a huge save in the final minutes of the game.

"He was great today," said coach Joel Quenneville. "Some key saves, key breakaways, several big stops there at the end, several big stops at the end, open side play, one timer, had a couple of breaks at the end, as well. But you like how he battles, how he competes, and found a way to get us two points."

The only goal Glass allowed was an absolute snipe by Patrik Laine, which came with 3:41 left in the third.

"Honestly it was a great shot," Glass said. "He's got one of the best releases in the league and he proved it on that shot. I tip my hat to him – he put it right in the corner. Move on and get ready for the next shot."

On the season, Glass is 3-1-1 in five starts with a .918 save percentage. Those numbers are much-needed with Corey Crawford out with an upper-body injury.

"It was a great team effort," Glass said. "I know that cliché gets used but it really was. We checked hard all game. We really did make my life easy. It was a lot of outside shots, a lot of blocked shots. Total team effort."

Though he didn't get the shutout — which would've been the first of his career — Glass was pumped when the final buzzer sounded.

It was a great night for Glass, and another Blackhawks rookie.

David Kampf registered his first career goal after redirecting a Connor Murphy shot in the first period. It was also his first multi-point game, assisting on a goal scored by Jan Rutta in the second period.

The best part? It came on his 23rd birthday.

Message received? Following healthy scratch, Brent Seabrook scores in return to Blackhawks lineup


Message received? Following healthy scratch, Brent Seabrook scores in return to Blackhawks lineup

It was a weird sight to see Brent Seabrook sitting in a suite as a healthy scratch on Tuesday when the Blackhawks faced the Senators in Ottawa.

But things were back to normal for Seabrook on Wednesday when he returned to the lineup against the Minnesota Wild.

Despite a 2-1 loss at the United Center, Seabrook scored the Blackhawks' lone goal in the first period. It was his first goal since the first game of the season.

Message received?

Coach Joel Quenneville said making decisions like sitting the three-time Stanley Cup winner isn't an easy one, but Seabrook responded by getting on the scoresheet.

"Nice to see some production from the back end," Quenneville said.

Following a Blackhawks trade that sent forward Richard Panik to the Arizona Coyotes in a four-player deal, Quenneville opted to roll with seven defensemen on Wednesday. His thoughts after the game?

"I think we tried seven D a couple times," Quenneville said. "I don't know if it's the greatest thing for us."

The Blackhawks will be gaining a forward on Friday, however. It appears that Anthony Duclair — one of two players acquired in the trade — may be making his Blackhawks debut on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

You can catch that game on NBC Sports Chicago and streaming live on the NBC Sports app.