Didn't we just do this? Yes. The Hawks beat the Kings in Chicago, 3-1, on 10/27.
So, what have you been up to? After beating the Kings, the Hawks have gone 6-7-1. The Kings, since losing to the Hawks, have gone 7-5-0, which sounds good when you put it that way; unfortunately, they did it by going 6-0 followed by 1-5.
Well, you're looking good! [Really?] No. The Hawks are seventh in the West in the official (ESPN) standings, but 12th in WIN%, which is the biggest discrepancy of any team in the conference. The Hawks have played more games than everyone else (25; some have played as few as 20). Just looking at losses and OT/SOLs, the Hawks have blown more points than everyone in the West except EDM and ANA. Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa are scoring and playing well defensively; Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp are scoring, too, but are pretty deep in minus territory (-6, -8), as is Tomas Kopecky (-10). Duncan Keith is a -5. Hjalmarsson is a -4.
How's that workin' for ya? Hawks' PK is 26th in the league. However, the Kings' PP is 20th, and 27th at home.
OMG, did you hear about... injured Kings: Fernando Pisani is listed as DTD., ; injured Hawks:
Okay, well, nice to see you as always... season series: Hawks up, 1-0. This is game two of four.