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Blackhawks Wrap: ‘We’re Going to Have Ups and Downs’



Chicago Blackhawks head coach Luke Richardson talked specifically, after an absolute thriller of a win, about how the season would be filled with peaks and valleys. But that the key was not allowing the lowest of the lows happen again. That would be the 7-3 pummeling from the Columbus Blue Jackets, which coincided with a healthy scratch of Corey Perry–which as everyone knows–has been its own story.

But for Richardson, its important to not allow that to happen again.

“We can’t let it happen again,” Richardson said of the Columbus game. “We can’t afford to. We’re in a building process right here. We have to have desire to keep building. We can’t have the stumbling block every once in a while. If it happens once, we should really learn from that and just keep bringing that up as a reminder that that cannot happen again in our process here.”

The process it turns out–revealed itself in the 4-3 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. That’s the desire.

It was a week of ups and downs after a month of them as well. But the process leads to getting that young core–and the rest–to finding more ups as they season marches on.

CHN Top 10 Blackhawks Stories

  1. The Blackhawks core has its first big moment
  2. How did the core get their moment? The Blackhawks played their game
  3. The Curious Case of Corey Perry only got more confusing Saturday
  4. Speaking of lows, losing Taylor Hall for the season ranks right there
  5. Three thoughts looked at how hope, in spite of the outcomes, was still on the horizon
  6. In the worst game of their season, the Blackhawks 7-3 loss to Columbus will go down as a reminder of what not to be
  7. The Blackhawks schedule doesn’t get any easier over the next month
  8. The Blackhawks Stock Index looks at Kevin Korchinski and Connor Bedard
  9. The Blackhawks prospects continue to crush it
  10. Should Chicago make a call on Patrik Laine?

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