In case you thought it couldn’t worsen (silly, me!), you have been improper.
Sadly, tonight, there was no house cooking for the Blackhawks, who have been beat handily by the winless Islanders in entrance of a United Heart crowd that was very vocal about their displeasure with the tough begin.
The way it began:
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) October 20, 2021
The way it ended:
The Blackhawks have now trailed for 185 minutes this season and led for 0 seconds.
— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 20, 2021
Jeremy Colliton was booed intensely by the house devoted in attendance on the United Heart for the house opener, and for at the least one interval, the Blackhawks seemed prefer it may need lit a hearth beneath their rear-ends. However it was short-lived, and we noticed extra of the identical from Chicago as they dropped to 0-3-1 on the season.
Halfway by the third interval, the followers have been making their method to the exits, and those that caught round have been booing Colliton and the Blackhawks, understandably so. Trailing by only one getting into the ultimate interval, the Blackhawks had a possibility to win this sport, however the protection faltered late … once more … and New York ultimately ran the rating up with three objectives.
There was simply zero urgency from this group within the third interval tonight. The Blackhawks seemed lifeless, and so they performed prefer it. MacKenzie Entwistle spoiled Ilya Sorokin’s shutout bid with a garbage-time aim, however Sorokin was superior tonight, stopping 39 of 40 photographs on aim.
Ugh, this isn’t good.
https://www.bleachernation.com/blackhawks/2021/10/19/enhanced-box-score-islanders-4-blackhawks-1-october-19-2021/ | Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1 — October 19, 2021