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08:27 AM ET 04.14 | The Phoenix Coyotes checked, slammed and basically punched Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews on nearly every opportunity they had in Game 1. But no worries. Toews, who played in his first game after missing 22 in a row with a concussion, feels just fine. "I expected worse and that's not to undershoot what happened [Thursday] night," said Toews, who was one of several Hawks to take part in their optional skate Friday. "I'm going to be at the net. I'm going to be right there in front of the goalie every whistle and every chance they get they're going to take shots. I expected that. It's no big deal. I'm just happy with the way I dealt with it." Toews played 24:49 in his first game in nearly two months, scoring on his second shift and assisting on Brent Seabrook's overtime-forcing goal. If there was one blow that stood out, it was veteran and family friend Shane Doan slamming Toews to the ice in the second period behind the Coyotes goal. But Toews sprang right back up.

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April 14, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Maybe the Hawks can play the Nux in the losers bracket.....

April 14, 2012  09:54 AM ET

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April 14, 2012  10:57 AM ET

The Hawks, for one game, were out-hustled, outplayed, and finally outscored. The Yotes are always hard hitting.

April 14, 2012  11:20 AM ET

Wings steal home ice, at least for now.

April 14, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Coyotes target Toews


They are pack animals...

April 14, 2012  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Hawks, for one game, were out-hustled, outplayed, and finally outscored. The Yotes are always hard hitting.

You are right about how they play plus whatever Ray Whitney puts in his water I would like some.

April 14, 2012  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You are right about how they play plus whatever Ray Whitney puts in his water I would like some.

Rumors of rocket fuel leaking in the water have surfacing for years out here :)

April 14, 2012  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Rumors of rocket fuel leaking in the water have surfacing for years out here :)

Whatever it is it's working. So many teams have let this guy walk away including my team and all he has done is put solid points every year.

April 14, 2012  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Whatever it is it's working. So many teams have let this guy walk away including my team and all he has done is put solid points every year.

Always wondered why the Wings cut him loose. I don't remember, I don't......

April 14, 2012  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Always wondered why the Wings cut him loose. I don't remember, I don't......

That damn memory thing again :-) The way I heard it was Ilitch didn't want a player on his team that was older then he is.

April 14, 2012  02:20 PM ET
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That damn memory thing again :-) The way I heard it was Ilitch didn't want a player on his team that was older then he is.

LOL - But they also got rid of Mike Commodore so I'm thinking they had trouble pronouncing Fort Saskatchewan.

April 14, 2012  02:42 PM ET

What did the Coyotes hire Gregg Williams as an assistant coach ???

April 14, 2012  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Wings steal home ice, at least for now.

How do teams think that a split means you keep home ice advantage let's say that both teams win all the rest of their home games I believe that would make the series over in 6 it's when they've split the first 4 games that they have got back the advantage not splitting at home 3 of the next 4 games are on the road

April 14, 2012  02:48 PM ET
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How do teams think that a split means you keep home ice advantage let's say that both teams win all the rest of their home games I believe that would make the series over in 6 it's when they've split the first 4 games that they have got back the advantage not splitting at home 3 of the next 4 games are on the road

Sorry this wasn't meant at you ship but I heard at least 3 broadcasters state that they've got home ice advantage back when the series split. That is not the case

April 14, 2012  02:51 PM ET
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Maybe the Hawks can play the Nux in the losers bracket.....

Then they can get back in the back door I think you've drank your way through too many curling bonspiels

April 14, 2012  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

LOL - But they also got rid of Mike Commodore so I'm thinking they had trouble pronouncing Fort Saskatchewan.

HaHa....If that is the case Commodore can scratch Ottawa off his list.

April 14, 2012  05:32 PM ET

"I expected worse and that's not to undershoot what happened [Thursday] night," said Toews

Just keep standing in front of the net, son! You'll get your wish!

April 14, 2012  05:40 PM ET
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Hmmmm ..... even Doughnut Pener abused Floppongo.

April 14, 2012  11:26 PM ET

Hawks decide to go rough-Shaw over goalie Smith

 
April 15, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Let the Hawks back in once, got away with it, twice, shame on you

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