The Chicago Blackhawks went into the 2021 season with a big question mark in goal. It looked like Malcolm Subban and Collin Delia would split the net with a spot start for Kevin Lankinen here and there. However, Delia and Subban were pretty bad to start the season so Lankinen got a chance earlier than we thought and has stolen the show. He is making a case for himself to be the team’s number one goalie for the rest of the season and potentially beyond.
The Chicago Blackhawks had a chance to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets with Kevin Lankinen.
The Chicago Blackhawks ended their five-game point streak with a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was the only game on the NHL slate so all hockey watching eyes were on this game. It was a game that Kevin Lankinen and Joonas Korpisalo dominated as the goaltenders for each team. The Blue Jackets went up 2-0 which made it unreachable for the Blackhawks. It is hard for them to score in bunches and if their top line or power play doesn’t dominate, they don’t win.