The Chicago Blackhawks have really surprised every single NHL fan so far this season. Their roster isn’t that good and it is very young. However, good goaltending, contributions from everyone, and elite play from Patrick Kane have really helped them be one of those surprise teams. At 12-7-4, they are in fourth place of the Central Division and are five points clear of fifth-place Columbus (the top four seeds in each division make the playoffs).
The one tough stretch for the Chicago Blackhawks this season came right at the beginning of the season. They started 0-3-1 with four straight losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers (two apiece). They gave up five goals in every game and didn’t do a very good job scoring goals. Now, their toughest test of the season comes as they have to play the Lightning three times in the next four days.