Brouwer's efforts lost in defeat

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Updated 12/14/2010 11:26 PM

Lost in the aftermath of Monday's crushing 7-5 loss at Colorado was the fact Troy Brouwer scored 2 power-play goals and had an assist.

It was Brouwer's second goal with 8:17 to play that gave the Hawks a 5-4 lead that looked as if it might hold up.

 

"You could say it gives me some confidence, but at the same time blowing a lead like that takes away from it," said Brouwer, who after a rough start has 7 goals in the last 11 games.

Brouwer said it was a total team letdown at Denver.

"We weren't just good enough," Brouwer said. "They got some opportunities they shouldn't be getting.

"Everyone, our d-men, our forwards, aren't coming back. We're not doing the things we need to do to be defensively sound. That's how you win games. That's how we've always won games, by being good in our d-zone and not giving up too many opportunities. Teams are getting too many of them now, and that's why we're losing games."

All-star update:

Jonathan Toews remains second behind Sidney Crosby among forwards in fan voting for the All-Star Game.

Toews has 244,774 votes, well behind Crosby's 410,754.

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Duncan Keith is second in voting among defensemen with 234,514 votes behind Pittsburgh's Kris Letang and his 293,584.

Patrick Kane is sixth in voting among forwards. Patrick Sharp has received 78,433 write-in votes at forward.

Tip-in:

Forwards Jeremy Morin and Ryan Potulny were assigned to Rockford on Tuesday.