The Bears and Patriots played a wild game yesterday, with the outcome literally coming down to the final seconds/yards.
The Bears didn't get their intended result, and BearsTwitter let 'em know about it after the game.
Here were the most neat tweets from Sunday's loss:
Mitch Trubisky's TD run was just ridiculous 😱 pic.twitter.com/AG1iq9Ymfe— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 21, 2018
At the 2-minute warning, Bears QB Mitch Trubisky has 43 passing yards and 42 rushing yards. #Patriots— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) October 21, 2018
This is Steve Young-like. https://t.co/BREEyatTYD— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) October 21, 2018
The Bears have played so much base defense with Floyd and Mack in coverage today. Especially with Mickel out, I’m playing Nickel this entire half and daring them to run the ball. Let your rushers rush.— Robert Mays (@robertmays) October 21, 2018
And 500 games since the Bears had allowed one. The odds of that play happening were basically slim to none https://t.co/PyoCs8nbYa— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) October 21, 2018
This is the worst Trubisky game of the season, by a lot.— Robert Mays (@robertmays) October 21, 2018
🏃♂️Run Mitch Run 🏃♂️— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 21, 2018
Per @NextGenStats, Mitch Trubisky covered 71.9 yards of distance on his 8-yard TD run, which is the most distance covered on a run that gained fewer than 50 yards this season.
It was the most distance that a QB has covered on a run this season.#CHIvsNE
ICYMI: Here's the German commentary of the Bears Hail Mary pass against the Patriots 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/uNGErIrp8K— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 22, 2018
Shoutout to broadcasts in other languages, they're legitimately always 100X more entertaining.
The Blackhawks have said all along that they don't plan on carrying three goaltenders, but wanted to do so during the three games in four days stretch just in case, with Corey Crawford coming back from a 10-month layoff because of a concussion.
After being encouraged by how Crawford has responded to his return, the Blackhawks placed goaltender Anton Forsberg on waivers Monday morning. Teams have 24 hours to put in a claim for the 25-year-old goaltender and would have to keep him on their NHL roster for 10 games and/or 30 days before he's eligible to go through the waiver process again.
His chances of getting claimed by any of the other 30 teams essentially depends on which teams believe Forsberg would be an immediate upgrade over their current backup — or starter, for that matter — or whether there's an injury to one of the team's two goaltenders that requires a placeholder, like we saw the Carolina Hurricanes do by claiming Curtis McElhinney from the Toronto Maple Leafs after Scott Darling's injury in the preseason.
If Forsberg goes unclaimed, the Blackhawks can assign him to the American Hockey League with the Rockford IceHogs. With Collin Delia and Kevin Lankinen sharing the goaltending duties in Rockford, it's possible Lankinen gets sent to the Indy Fuel in the East Coast Hockey League to get consistent starts under his belt.
A third option, one that isn't very common but we've seen in the past as recently as last October with Maple Leafs goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo, is that Forsberg can be loaned to any AHL team while still being a part of the Blackhawks organization. This would allow the Blackhawks to keep Delia and Lankinen in Rockford while Forsberg gets his starts in the AHL, too.
Or, the Blackhawks could simply trade Forsberg to another NHL team that could stash him in the AHL, as long as he clears waivers. They did it last season with Chris DiDomenico, who cleared waivers as a member of the Ottawa Senators but was then traded to Chicago for Ville Pokka days later. Had DiDomenico been claimed by the Blackhawks, he would have had to stay on the NHL roster as noted above.
Forsberg was 10-16-4 with a 2.97 goals against average and .908 save percentage in 35 appearances last season but has not appeared in a game yet this year. He was acquired as part of the Brandon Saad package for Artemi Panarin in June 2017.