“I want those two and a half hours of my life back,” said one Blackhawks fan who went to the Bud Light Road Watch in Frankfort. “Dale Talon better figure out how to make that happen.”

Another lackluster effort by the Blackhawks ended with a 6-3 loss to the Avalanche. It should also be noted that Yanic Perrault’s two goals came in the last two minutes of the game, when all was lost.

“It doesn’t matter when the goals come,” Perrault said after the game. “The stat sheet says two goals. That’s all I care about.”

Nikolai Khabibulin got the start again despite backup goalie Patrick Lalime’s recent success. Needless to say, Khabibulin’s struggles were not solved by the All-Star break.

“Khabibulin has played well against the Avalanche,” Denis Savard said. “That’s why I started him. Plus I know that Russians hate the people of Denver so I thought he’d step it up. Something about them being idealistic tree-hugging hippies. I’m not sure. I can’t always understand what he says.”

Number of the Night: 15

Total shots by the Blackhawks … that’s all three periods combined.