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Blackhawks Tue Dec 06 2011

Hawks Rally Isn't Enough

Thumbnail image for blackhawks.gifJust when you think the Blackhawks are about to hit a small winning streak, and that maybe they've finally reached their stride this season, they start off slow and fall short. The Hawks fell 4-3 in a shootout against Phoenix on Monday at home, losing not only the game but also a point.

The team's slow starts, especially prevalent while playing the Coyotes the past two times, have cost them games. Luckily the team was able to rally back from a 3-0 deficit on the shoulders of captain Jonathan Toews last night ensuring the loss wasn't a shutout.

Toews had two goals and an assist, while Patrick Kane had one goal and an assist, giving the team the morale boost most fans thought necessary to bring home the win. Unfortunately that wasn't enough to get the puck past Coyotes' goaltender Mike Smith during the shootout and the Hawks went home disappointed.

It's no secret the team is still searching for their identity this season, ranging from small winning streaks to a mediocre circus road trip. When the Hawks come out of the gate strong they're a force to be reckoned with, and when they start off slow they give up points.

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