Chicago Blackhawks begin final week with a fun home winVincent Pariseon April 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm

The Chicago Blackhawks had a tough year. There was a lot to deal with but this dreadful season is finally to an end. They began their last week of the year, however, with a big win over the Philadelphia Flyers. It was a 3-1 score over the team that they defeated in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.

The Blackhawks were led in this one by Jonathan Toews. He had the primary assist on Erik Gustafsson’s third of the season which put them up 1-0. He then scored his 12th of the season later in the period which gave Chicago a 2-0 lead.

Kevin Hayes scored one for the Flyers to make things interesting not long after that but the scoring would then slow down for a while. It wasn’t until almost two periods later that Alex DeBrincat scored his 41st of the season to give the Hawks a 3-1 lead. As mentioned before, that proved to be the final score of the contest.

There was a lot to like about that game. For one, it was great to see Toews play like that. Adding a goal and an assist was much needed for the captain. We don’t know if he has much longer with the team (or in the NHL) so this was a good sight to see.

It was also really nice to see Patrick Kane make a really nice pass to Alex DeBrincat who would not miss the one-time slapper. Kane is in his 30s now but there is no doubt that he is still one of the very best players in the National Hockey League.

The Chicago Blackhawks had a very fun win to open the final week of the season.

DeBrincat is top-ten in goals and Kane is 12th in league scoring. It is a really strong duo that is going to be very good together if they are kept in town this summer. These last few games are important for them as everyone wants to go into the offseason feeling good about something. Not many Blackhawks players have a lot to feel good about but these two should feel excellent.

On Wednesday, Chicago has its home finale against the Vegas Golden Knights who are fighting for their playoff lives. That should be a lot of fun to watch. Then on Friday, the Hawks have their season finale against the Buffalo Sabres in Western New York.

It is hard to believe but this stuff is almost done. The Hawks will ride off into the sunset where the top eight teams from each conference are getting set to compete for the Stanley Cup. Even though the Hawks aren’t involved, this is going to be a lot of fun. For two more games, however, fans will have a couple of more chances to see the guys before the craziness of the NHL offseason.

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