The Chicago Blackhawks need Dominik Kubalik to have a chance in the playoffs.
It was a bit uncertain how Chicago Blackhawks forward Dominik Kubalik would do in his rookie season. It was fair to assume that he would have a pretty good year, especially in the goal-scoring department, based on his resume but he probably exceeded expectations. Exactly three months ago yesterday, the Hawks played their last game of the season before COVID-19 put an end to the regular season and Kubalik scored his 30th goal in the win.
Kubalik was rock solid in 2019-20 and deserves a lot of credit for the Hawks even making it to the 24 team playoffs. His 30 goals made him only the fourth Blackhawks rookie to reach the 30 goal plateau. Only Steve Larmer, Darryl Sutter, and Artemi Panarin had done it before him.