The Chicago Blackhawks are about to play the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. This team has given them fits since the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.
The Chicago Blackhawks are not going to the playoffs. They are on a devastating skid right now that has seen them be sellers at the trade deadline. It is unfortunate but that is the way it is. With that said, they can try and play well enough to be a spoiler for the rest of the season. They still have great players at the top of their lineup so there is no reason opponents should be excited to play them.
Their next test is another one of the elite teams in the National Hockey League. The Tampa Bay Lightning were a bit shaky to start the season but have re-emerged as one of the Stanley Cup favorites. With an elite player or two at every position along with tons of depth, Tampa being an elite team makes complete sense.