The Chicago Blackhawks have an afternoon game in Vegas today that falls at 5pm Central. The Hawks are looking to snap a three-game losing streak against the undefeated, defending Stanley Cup Champions.
Previously on Blackhawks Hockey:
The Blackhawks were shut out for the second this season in a 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins Tuesday night. Chicago couldn’t get anything going, but had multiple chances throughout the game, including a Connor Bedard goal that had been waived off due to a missed offside call.
Blackhawks – Golden Knights Look Back
Similar to the game against Boston on Tuesday, the Blackhawks were able to keep up through 4o minutes but were beaten back in the third period. Against Vegas, it took all of 13 seconds for the Golden Knights to seize control of the game in the third period. They’d add two more before a Corey Perry goal in the dying seconds of the third period completed a 5-3 loss.
- The Blackhawks sent Nolan Dach back to Rockford
- MacKenzie Entwistle made his way into the lineup while Andreas Athanasiou sat out
- Philipp Kurashev was bumped up to the top line with Bedard
How to Watch and Listen
What to Watch For In 75 Words Or Less
After promising an intense practice, Luke Richardson delivered. There was a lot of frustration after Tuesday’s game and tonight will show if the message was received and if they deliver.
Best Case/Worst Case/Final Answer
Best Case – At this point, a win, be it flukey, or dominating–find a way to snap the losing streak.
Worst Case – They struggle to gain any momentum from practice, and have trouble trying to get on the board.
Final Verdict: The Blackhawks played Vegas tough through forty minutes but then were beaten with three in the third. An in-depth look at the heat map after that game showed a Golden Knights team that had their way low and dominated in high danger areas. If there’s anything to watch tonight, it’s to see how the Blackhawks respond around the paint and if they can keep Vegas at bay. Outscored 12-3 in their last three games, Chicago desperately needs to get going.