Here’s a look back at the Hawks’ first-round series win over the Nashville Predators. It wasn’t an easy series, and the Hawks never expected it to be. “Whenever you can win a playoff series, especially against a team like Nashville, it feels good,” Patrick Sharp said. “I don’t know who said it was going to
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marian Hossa is a happy man. After going through his first-ever NHL disciplinary hearing, the Hawks winger was happy to learn from general manager Stan Bowman that NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell ruled against suspending him for his major penalty for boarding in Game 5.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis disagreed with the NHL’s decision not to suspend Marian Hossa. “I thought it was a little bit light,” Hamhuis said Monday. “It was a dangerous play. My injury, his prior past shouldn’t have anything to do [with it]. it doesn’t change the action.”
There is also something the Hawks can laugh about from Game 5. Late in the first period, a faceoff was delayed after the puck got lost in Antti Niemi’s equipment, following a save on Predators center Nick Spaling.
The NHL will announce the three finalists for the Norris Trophy, which goes to the league’s best defensemen, Friday morning. Hawks defenseman Duncan Keith is expected to be a finalist for the award, which is voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. Keith’s 69 points in the regular season were the second most among