The Chicago Blackhawks had a horrible loss to the Detroit Red Wings that might leave a mark when you look back at this season.
The Chicago Blackhawks had some circumstances that made last night a little bit more difficult than other nights. A travel issue caused them to get into Detroit later than expected. Then, it came out that Adam Boqvist would miss the game after leaving warmups early. It was a wrist injury that caused him to miss the game. All of this is less than ideal, but there are no excuses in the NHL.
It is even worse when you evaluate their opponent. The Detroit Red Wings were 15-48-5 with 35 standings points going into the game. They had a -119 goal differential going into the game and are being viewed as one of the worst teams in NHL history. It had been over two weeks since the last time the Red Wings won a game. The Blackhawks losing to them 2-1 is devastating, regardless of the unforeseen circumstances.