The Chicago Blackhawks have been on a bit of a run this season. Most of us pegged them to be right there with the Detroit Red Wings at the bottom of the division. It makes sense as Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach are both out and the goaltending was awful on paper. Then, the season started and they were bad, like 0-3-1 bad. Now, after a weekend against the Columbus Blue Jackets, it is clear that they could be for real.
On Thursday, they played a very entertaining game. The Hawks lost in regulation by a final score of 6-5. It was a stunning late third-period goal that sunk the Hawks in that one but there was a lot of good. The normal offensive threats along with the young players played a big part in making it close but they fell just short. After the game, we knew that Saturday’s matchup might be a bit of a different story.