Emma: Blackhawks’ Fate Now In Darling’s Hands

CBS Chicago

By Chris Emma-

(CBS) When the classical music stopped and Joel Quenneville took the line for his Friday teleconference call, a question came that he simply didn’t want to answer.

The conversation with reporters opened with the Blackhawks’ future Hall of Fame head coach unveiling his shrewd move, sticking with Scott Darling in net for Game 6 against Nashville on Saturday night at United Center. Quenneville cited “the four games he’s been in, he’s been solid” in this opening series.

Then came the question — something on the mind of many. What happens if Darling falters again like he did during the four-goal third period on Thursday in Game 5? Is this still Darling’s series to win, or to lose?

“He’s playing tomorrow,” Quenneville said on Friday. “We have to play tomorrow’s game like we have to win tomorrow’s game. That’s what we’re all about.”

Forward thinking is fair from a coach…

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