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Hawks never solved their problems

Weak power play, shaky defense and goalie struggles carry over into playoffs

Updated: April 24, 2012, 9:55 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The 300-level rowdies were howling in the third period when the Chicago Blackhawks' Jimmy Hayes was sent off the ice for a brutal boarding call on Michal Rozsival, who lay prone on the ice.

"That's not a penalty!" one yelled.

This was halfway through the period and en route to a season-ending 4-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. You wondered about the irony there, or maybe the hypocrisy, but really you almost felt sorry for the bloodthirsty lot.

After all, they're ...

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