We're just going to get to it tonight. It's basically Sunday's game except the Blackhawks got one point instead of two. Or is it? Read on and you'll see what we're talking about in the notables from the Blackhawks' 5-4 overtime loss to Vancouver.
What Worked: Another third-period comeback. Again, the Blackhawks don't want to get into this habit but for the second consecutive game those final 20 minutes – make that 20-plus minutes on Tuesday – were pretty exciting. The Blackhawks started getting better scoring opportunities late in the second period but they started punching them in in the third to take a point.
What Didn't Work: Defense and goaltending. Well, maybe it was just goaltending. Coach Joel Quenneville said several times following this one that he was fine with the overall game. Good puck possession on the Blackhawks' end and not much given up. Chalk it up to Corey Crawford having a tough one then, allowing four goals on 10 shots.
Star of the game: Ryan Hartman. The rookie has had a few quiet games recently but he was strong in a lot of aspects on Tuesday night. And when the Blackhawks needed the tying goal in the waning minutes of regulation, Hartman was there with it. Hartman's two goals on the night give him 18 on the season. A very nice season, indeed.
He Said It: "I don't get an argument. I know they saw the puck going in and saw my head bumping him but that's not what I was mad about. They slowed my ability to play goalie, and we lost the game because of it." Scott Darling on no goaltender interference being called in overtime.
By the Numbers:
7-14-3 – The Blackhawks' record this season when trailing after two periods.
56 – Points, in 56 career games, for Henrik Sedin vs. the Blackhawks. Sedin scored the Canucks' opening goal and assisted on brother Daniel's game winner in overtime.
4 – Goals on their first 10 shots for the Canucks. Corey Crawford was pulled after the fourth goal, which was early in the third period.
15 – Shots on goal for the Canucks, the fewest the Blackhawks have allowed this season. Their previous low was 20 by the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 5 (a 4-3 Blackhawks victory).
100 – Points for the Blackhawks following Tuesday’s overtime loss. This is the fourth consecutive season they have reached at least 100 points.