Sometimes you don’t need to be the best team on a particular night to win in the National Hockey League. Every now and then you can be thoroughly outplayed but your goaltender stands on his head and you score a goal or two more than the opponent. That is exactly what happened for the Chicago Blackhawks in Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Stars. It was another display of bad luck for Dallas and another case of resiliency to win at all costs for Chicago.
The Hawks were coming off a big loss to the Stars in Patrick Kane’s 1000th career game on Tuesday night. It was a fun game in terms of acknowledging one of the greatest Chicago athletes ever but the 6-1 smacking was no fun at all. Coming back and winning 4-2 in the rematch was just what they needed.