The Chicago Blackhawks can only go up from where they are right now.
The Chicago Blackhawks are officially 0-2-0 after two games to open the season against the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have given up ten goals and have only scored three. It has been tough sledding and their goaltenders, Malcolm Subban and Collin Delia haven’t made things much better for them. The good news for Chicago is the fact that they aren’t going to be playing against the defending Stanley Cup Champions on the road in every single game. They are going to play Tampa Bay a total of eight times and two of them are already out of the way.
The good news is that despite the score, the Hawks looked a little bit better in this game compared to the first. The first period of this game especially was Chicago’s best period of the six they have played so far. This isn’t going to be a season that sees them make the playoffs (in all likelihood) so they should focus on improving the game of their young players that will be there long term.