Blackhawks' overtime struggles are a 'great mystery'

Blackhawks' overtime struggles are a 'great mystery'
January 29, 2014, 7:15 pm
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CSN Staff

No team in hockey has more overtime and shootout losses than the Blackhawks.

The Hawks dropped their 13th contest that went past regulation Tuesday night in Calgary, which has observers wondering what is going on with the defending Stanley Cup champs? Blackhawks Insider Tracey Myers joined SportsTalk Live on Wednesday and called the Hawks' OT struggles a "great mystery."

"It's one of the great surprises of this team given their strength, given their speed and what they should be able to do on a little bit more open ice. It's just one more great mystery," Myers told CSN's Luke Stuckmeyer. "I mean, why was this team struggling so much on the power play last year? Why have they struggled on it again in recent games? It's just one of those things. It's the ebb and flow, there's always going to be something that's not working up to speed. But there's no doubt they've left points on the table with this."

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There's little question the Hawks have played poorly when games go past 60 minutes in length, with Myers pointing to Tuesday as the most recent example.

"Last night's overtime, it wasn't even a question of, 'Well it was close, Calgary just got the winner.' I don't know how much time they even spent in Calgary's zone. They did not get a shot off in overtime in the two minutes and 20 seconds they played of it. And that's even worse," she said. "It's one thing not to win in overtime, but to not even really be anywhere near doing something in overtime, that's not good."

Check out the complete interview with Myers in the video above, where she discusses more pressing Blackhawks topics.