The Chicago Blackhawks (1-2) third game against an Original Six club continues tonight when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (2-0) at 6pm. They’re going to have their hands full as Auston Mattews currently has only one less goal (6) than the entire Blackhawks team (7) this season.
Previously on Blackhawks Hockey:
The Blackhawks had a too little, too late performance in the 3-2 loss to Montreal Saturday night. Tyler Johnson netted both Blackhawks goals in the third period, and Seth Jones clanged one off the post in a desperate attempt to tie in the final seconds. The Chicago powerplay sunk to 0-14 on the short season, hurting offensive chances as well.
Blackhawks – Maple Leafs Look Back
Last year, the Leafs and Hawks split their season series. Toronto would go onto win their opening series in the playoffs only to be bounced in five games in the second round.
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Something needs to be generated desparetely on the man advantage, giving the units some hope that they’ll convert yet. They can’t afford to start slow, either, against a very good Maple Leafs team.
Best Case/Worst Case/Final Answer
Best Case – The power play gets rolling, potting at least one goal. The Hawks show the same tenacity they have in their first three games, remaining in it to the end.
Worst Case – The Blackhawks struggle to contain Matthews and he, along with the Leafs core four, feast on it.
Final Answer: Blackhawks can’t keep up with the Maple Leafs scoring blitz in another hard fought game.