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Blackhawks Gameday vs Florida: Season Sweep?

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The Chicago Blackhawks (5-7) has a chance at sweeping the season series from the Eastern Conference Champion Florida Panthers (8-4-1). Faceoff is set for noon.

Previously on Blackhawks Hockey:

Connor Bedard had his best game so far with four points, two of them goals, in a 5-3 defeat of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kevin Korchinski had his first NHL goal and Nick Foligno along with Corey Perry paced Chicago to victory. Petr Mrazek, again, was stellar in net. It was the Blackhawks best game of the season.

Blackhawks – Panthers Look Back

The Blackhawks defeated the Panthers at home 5-2 after what had been a four day layoff. The Hawks jumped out ahead early and never looked back. Connor Bedard had a goal and it was his third consecutive game of notching one.

How to Watch and Listen

TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Radio: WGN 720

The Other Side of The Ice

Florida Hockey Now is our National Hockey Now site for the Florida Panthers. Make sure to give George Richards a read, and a follow on Twitter or X or whatever we call it now.

Miscellaneous Musings

It sure felt like the Blackhawks turned a corner of sorts with how they bludgeoned the Lightning early and often. Bedard looked like the player everyone knows he is, and it really brought pause: what if this is where he takes off? No, he’s not going to put up video game numbers every game. But even his work on assists had the saltiest fan admitting just how good he is.

Best Case/Worst Case/Final Verdict

Best Case –  The Blackhawks do it again, hanging a five spot on a Floridian team.

Worst Case – The noon game brings out a flat effort, along with missing Taylor Hall, who has been an underrated catalyst in the Blackhawks offense

Final Verdict – Jarred Tinordi, Taylor Hall, and Andreas Athanasiou are all out and it can’t be forgotten that the Blackhawks have been better with Hall in the lineup. Though Athanasiou won’t put up the points, his speed disrupts and causes chances. Tinordi was solid in each of his last two games. The Blackhawks called up Isaak Phillips and his sole appearance this season was against Arizona in the 8-1 loss back on October 30.

If ever there’s a chance to kick off a winning streak, now’s the time. Beyond that, how many people had the Blackhawks gunning for a 6-7 start to the season with the schedule they’ve faced?

Guess we’ll see how it goes in a few hours.

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